Search Results for : human rights watch

12 Jun
3:08

Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch

TRNN speaks with Omar Shakir, the director of HRW in Israel-Palestine about his deportation order. TRNN video & transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Human Rights Watch reports regularly on the violations of human rights and international law in Israel and […]

25 May
3:28

Human Rights Watch Director’s Deportation Overturned

Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Omar Shakir, was given leave to remain in the country, yesterday, after the Jerusalem District Court blocked his deportation order. Two weeks ago, Israel’s Ministry of Interior had ordered Shakir to leave Israel or be forcibly expelled on 24th May. The reason […]

24 Jan
12:41

Human Rights Watch: Pence Ignored ‘Entrenched Discrimination’ against Palestinians

Following a speech in the Israeli parliament, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused US Vice President Mike Pence of ignoring “entrenched discrimination” facing Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem. Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East division of Human Rights Watch, said that while Pence “lauded Jerusalem’s pluralism”, he “unsurprisingly ignored […]

27 May
4:48

Human Rights Watch: Executions in Gaza not Rule of Law

In response to the execution, today, of three men convicted of charges related to the killing of Hamas leader Mazen Fuqaha, Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East division of Human Rights Watch, said, according to the PNN: “Rushing to put men to death based on an unreviewable […]

26 Feb
6:27

Human Rights Watch Denied Israeli Work Permit

Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said, according to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights. In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work […]

05 Jan
6:27

Human Rights Watch: Israel Backing ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Policy against Palestinians

Senior Israeli officials, including religious clerics, back the illegal “shoot-to-kill” policy against Palestinians, Human Rights Watch said in a statement. “Some senior Israeli officials have been encouraging Israeli soldiers and police to kill Palestinians they suspect of attacking Israelis even when they are no longer a threat,” the statement said. “Other Israeli […]

06 Jun
9:51

Human Rights Watch Calls on ICC to Launch Investigation into Israeli War Crimes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation into serious crimes committed against Palestinians, by the state of Israel, over the past decades. HRW said in a statement, Sunday, that ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda should carry out a formal probe consistent with […]

08 May
9:54

Human Rights Watch: Palestinian Students Abused over Politics by PA Forces

Human Rights Watch, on Thursday, accused Palestinian security forces of arresting or questioning West Bank students over their political opinions, saying several had been mistreated.’It is deeply worrying that students are being held by Palestinian forces for no apparent reason other than their connection to Hamas or their opinions,’ said […]

11 Sep
10:50

Human Rights Watch: Israel Likely to Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza

September 11, 2014 10:50 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Human Rights Watch says that Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, this just a day after the army announced that five criminal investigations were being directed towards incidents involving its forces.The group stated, Thursday, that in three cases it has examined, Israel caused ‘numerous […]

26 Apr
8:03

Human Rights Watch Calls on Israel to Stop Shooting at Gaza Civilians

Israel must stop shooting at Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said Friday, noting four have been killed near the border fence since the beginning of 2014. (AFP/Ma’an) A report by the New York-based watchdog cited UN data which also said more than 60 civilians were wounded […]

22 Aug
4:14

Human Rights Watch to Israel: Stop Demolishing Bedouin Homes

August 22, 2010 4:14 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli government should immediately stop demolishing the homes of Bedouin citizens in the Negev desert, in southern Israel, and should compensate those displaced and allow them to return to their village pending a final agreement that respects their rights under international law, Human Rights Watch said this week. Hundreds […]

14 May
11:19

Human Rights Watch: Israel unlawfully destroyed Palestinian property during the war in January 2009

Human Rights Watch revealed that Israeli army intentionally and unlawfully destroyed Palestinian property, falsifying claims that Palestinians used them for military purposes, during the January 2009 Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.“Israel should investigate the unlawful destruction of civilian property during the 2009 Gaza hostilities and lift the blockade that […]

17 Feb
11:49

Human Rights Watch challenges Israel’s use of cluster bombs

February 17, 2008 11:49 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The internationally-renowned organization Human Rights Watch has demanded an independent inquiry into Israel's use of cluster bombs during its 2006 invasion of Lebanon. An internal investigation carried out by the Israeli government recently released its findings, concluding that Israel did not violate international law when it dropped several thousand cluster […]

17 Feb
11:49

Human Rights Watch, denuncia el uso Israelí de bombas de racimo

February 17, 2008 11:49 PM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

La organización internacionalmente reconocida Human Rights Watch ha exigido una encuesta independiente por la utilización por Israel de bombas de racimo durante su invasión al Líbano en 2006. Una investigación interna llevada a cabo por el gobierno Israelí hizo pÃÂșblico recientemente su descubrimiento, con la conclusión de que Israel no […]

13 Jan
2:33

According to Human Rights Watch; Israel Excessively Restricts Movement of Palestinians

January 13, 2007 2:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

The Washington-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated that Israel has and continues to restrict the movement of Palestinians. In its annual report, the HRW explained that Israel has imposed ‘excessive’ restrictions on movement, particularly in the West Bank and East Jerusalem during 2006. The report maintained that in August 2006 […]

03 Aug
8:23

Human Rights Watch slams Israel for targeting Lebanese civilians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on the Israel’s killing of civilians in its aerial bombardment of Lebanon during the past three weeks. The U.S-based rights group said Thursday that Israel’s military appears to have deliberately bombed civilians in Lebanon and some of its strikes constitute war crimes. HRW […]

23 Jun
3:43

Human Rights Watch calls for an independent inquiry in Gaza beach shelling

A recent report by the International human rights organization Human Rights Watch, (HRW) states that the investigation run by the Israeli Army in the killing of a Palestinian family on Gaza Beach two weeks ago, is partisan, and demanded an independent inquiry in the issue. The Army’s investigation led to […]

14 Jun
10:40

‘Shrapnel Evidence Reveals:Israel’s Guilt’ ` Human Rights Watch

Israel’s official denial of responsibility for the Gaza beach deaths and injuries was strongly challenged by a former Pentagon battle damage expert who has surveyed the scene of the beach explosion. He said yesterday that "all the evidence points" to a 155mm Israeli land-based artillery shell as its cause.   […]

10 Apr
6:48

Human Rights Watch urges Jordan to allow entry of Palestinian refugees fleeing Iraq

Jordan should immediately reopen its border to Palestinian refugees fleeing violence in Iraq, nearly 150 of whom are currently in tents in a ‘no-mans land’ on the border between the two countries, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. On April 4, a group of 35 Iraqi Palestinians arrived at the border, […]

08 Jun
4:15

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 May – 06 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 31 May – 06 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Two Palestinian civilians, including a female volunteer paramedic; and a third one succumbed to wounds in the Gaza […]

25 May
5:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two succumbed to wounds sustained in the Great March of Return, in addition to […]

03 May
9:02

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April – 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]

06 Apr
9:14

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 March – 04 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 29 March – 04 April, 2018. The Bloodiest Week After 2014 Offensive on the Gaza Strip Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders which didn’t pose any threat […]

29 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 March 2018)

Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children and a photojournalist, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  In the Gaza Strip as well, the Israeli forces continued to chase the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, target the border areas, and carry out […]

22 Mar
7:58

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 15 – 21 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests, while 37 Palestinian civilians, including 12 children and a photojournalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza […]

15 Mar
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 14 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 14 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while two Palestinian civilians were killed in Nablus and Hebron. 28 Palestinian […]

10 Mar
4:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 February – 06 March 2018. Soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, while 12 shooting incidents targeting Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip Shore were […]

01 Mar
8:34

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 27 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 22 – 27 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while arresting him when no danger to the soldiers’ life had been posed. 10 shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats off the […]

22 Feb
9:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 15 – 21 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip, in cases where the soldiers’ lives were not in any danger. Shooting:   During the reporting […]

15 Feb
8:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 February, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt, as 43 Palestinian civilians, including 17 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 26 of them […]

01 Feb
8:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 January, 2018. A Palestinian child was killed in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 11 of […]

26 Jan
10:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 January, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt. A Palestinian was killed, 4 others were wounded, and 3 houses were leveled in a military operation in Jenin. 25 […]

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan
7:19

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

31 Dec
12:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 21-27 December, 2017. Israeli forces escalated the excessive use of force against protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, while 2 others succumbed to their wounds in the […]

22 Dec
9:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14- 20 December, 2017. Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against protests in the oPt: Four civilians were killed, including a lower-limb amputee, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 256 […]

20 Dec
11:10

Rights Organizations Urge Palestinian Authority to Amend Cyber-crime Legislation

Amnesty International, Avaaz, Human Rights Watch, and 7amleh: The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media said in a joint letter to Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Salah Alayan, Palestinian authorities should amend the cyber-crime law to bring it in line with their international legal obligations. The Justice Ministry has […]

16 Dec
4:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 December 2017)

Photo: Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017. Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 13 December, 2017. Israeli forces […]

26 Oct
8:32

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

by Nadim Nashif  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s […]

13 Oct
9:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 October, 2017. 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and […]

03 Oct
5:30

Watchtower As A Neighbor in Arroub Refugee Camp

A child rollerblades down a small street in Arroub refugee camp. (Photo: DCI-Palestine / Ahmad Al-Bazz) Bethlehem, October 2, 2017—Hadeel Janazra, 13, lives right next to the site where a Palestinian teen was shot dead last spring. Israeli forces shot the teen directly in the heart, killing him on the […]

22 Sep
4:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14-19 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 14- 19 September 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces continued to target the border areas of Gaza, with no casualties reported. […]

27 Aug
4:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 August, 2017. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at Za’atarah Checkpoint, south of Nablus. 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting:   […]

24 Aug
6:20

AIC Report: Human Rights Violations in Hebron April 2017

Palestinians demand human and national rights as Israeli soldiers and settlers entrench an illegal military occupation. Violence by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians:           Moussa Mshour Mashahra. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. Israeli soldiers shot and killed Moussa Mshour Mashahra, 21, on April 19, 2017 at Gush […]

13 Aug
6:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 August 2017. Ten Palestinian were wounded, including 9 civilians, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Five of them were wounded in the West Bank and 5 others in the Gaza […]

06 Aug
12:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 July – 02 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 July – 02 August 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, northeast of […]

13 Jul
8:13

Gaza is Headed for a Deeper Political and Humanitarian Crisis

by Haidar Eid, Ayah Abubasheer on July 13, 2017 Download Facebook Twitter Google Email Print Political players both in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the region are repositioning themselves after the recent emergence of a coalition between Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, the former leader of Fatah in Gaza and Hamas’s long-standing enemy, as […]

11 Jun
8:01

Human Rights Groups Brief US Congress on Palestinian Children after 50 Years under Occupation

Over 60 attendees, including staff from at least 36 congressional offices, joined human rights advocates on Capitol Hill on Thursday, for a briefing to mark 50 years since the Israeli military occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Representatives of Human Rights Watch, Defense for Children […]

10 Jun
6:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 01 – 07 June 2017. In 2 crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a girl in the West Bank and another civilian in the Gaza Strip.12 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, […]

03 Jun
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 May 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 May 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip were wounded during activities supporting Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, while Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border area. Shooting: […]

28 May
9:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 May 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 18-24 May, 2017. Soldiers killed a Palestinian child while a girl succumbed to her wounds in Bethlehem. A Palestinian civilian was killed and a photojournalist was wounded by a settler in Howarah village, south […]

04 May
6:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 April – 03 May 2017)

Israeli forces have continued their systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 April – 03 May 2017. 37 Palestinian civilians were wounded during peaceful protests in the West Bank. Among the wounded were 14 children. 14 journalists, including 3 females, were beaten while covering […]

23 Mar
8:07

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 3 civilians, including a child, and 2 Israeli activists, were wounded. Israeli forces also conducted 70 incursions into Palestinian communities in […]

10 Mar
8:34

FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements

A wide coalition of Palestinian and international organisations denounced FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s failure to compel Israel’s national football league to exclude six football teams based in illegal Israeli settlements and called for the dissolution of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine. FIFA’s failure to act against the Israeli settlement clubs […]

10 Feb
10:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (02 – 08 February 2017)

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (02 – 08 February 2017). 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli warplanes carried out 4 airstrikes against civilian objects and sites related […]

11 Sep
9:56

Rights Groups Sign Letter of Affirmation to “Black Lives Matter”

via the International Solidarity Movement A number of Palestinian human rights organizations have recently issued a letter of solidarity in conjunction with the efforts of US-based group Black Lives Matter, in taking an active stance against racist colonial policies against non-whites. The letter reads as follows: The world watches as Black and Brown bodies […]

28 Nov
3:36

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (19 – 25 November 2015)

November 28, 2015 3:36 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (19 – 25 November 2015).Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian […]

07 Aug
9:53

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (30 July – 05 August 2015)

August 7, 2015 9:53 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 30 July – 05 August 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces escalated the use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians in […]

10 Jul
1:03

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (02- 08 July 2015)

July 10, 2015 1:03 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 02- 08 July 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, […]

16 Jun
5:51

‘UN Watch’ Receiving Regular Funding from Israel

The so-called ‘UN Watch’, which pretends to be an independent organization, was revealed to be receiving frequent funds from the Israeli government.The NGO, which claims to be a briefing body for UN member states, is reportedly functioning as a forefront for the Israeli occupation to improve its distorted image due […]

02 Feb
2:54

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (22 – 28 January 2015)

February 2, 2015 2:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 22 – 28 January 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 10 Palestinian civilians, including a child […]

22 Nov
12:54

VIDEO: Settlers Attack Palestinians as Soldiers Watch

Videos show how settlers were attacking Palestinians in the northern West Bank village of Orif, on Tuesday, while Israeli soldiers stood by and did nothing to stop them.Distributed by the Israeli human rights organisation Yesh Din, the videos highlight what Palestinians have been reporting in numerous incidents: Israeli soldiers do […]

18 Nov
4:02

Where is Humanity? Post-war Life in Gaza

“I am sorry for every human. What is happening in Gaza represents a tremendous dehumanisation for every human in the world,” Heba Al Hayek, a student of English Literature at the Islamic University of Gaza and Social Media and Community Organiser for Aid Watch Palestine, responded simply as I struggled […]

08 Nov
5:34

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt for 30 October – 29 November, 2014

November 8, 2014 5:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (30 Oct.- 05 Nov. 2014).Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians in occupied East Jerusalem and wounded 16 civilians, including 5 […]

27 Oct
4:31

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 12 – 18 June, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 19 others, including 4 children and 2 photojournalists, in the […]

21 Aug
12:15

Israel Bans International Human Rights Workers from Gaza

August 21, 2014 12:15 PM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Since beginning its assault on the Gaza Strip on July 8th, Israeli officials have prevented human rights observers and experts employed by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch from entering Gaza to conduct independent investigations.Both groups are known worldwide for their work in exposing human rights abuses, and both groups […]

11 Aug
2:31

VIDEO: Israel Using Human Shields in Gaza

The Israeli government has tried to defend its indiscriminate killing of civilians by claiming resistance fighters hide among the people, when actually there is no safe place in Gaza. We have documented that Israeli forces have used Palestinian civilians as shields. This is not the first time.11 August 2014 | […]

30 May
6:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 22 – 28 May, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces wounded 8 Palestinians, including 7 civilians and a child.Four of the aforementioned Palestinians were wounded in […]

26 May
1:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 15 – 21 May, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children and wounded 12 other civilians, including 3 children and a journalist, in […]

12 May
1:25

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 24 – 29 April, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces conducted at least 98 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During these incursions, […]

09 Aug
7:09

Israeli Mayor to Demolish UN Humanitarian Agency Emergency Shelter

August 9, 2012 7:09 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Mayor of occupied Jerusalem, Nir Bakat, approved the demolition of two structures built by the United Nations (UN) as temporary emergency shelter for Palestinian families after Israel demolished their homes.Israel strongly condemned the erection of the emergency shelters in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. Israel accused the […]

28 May
1:50

DFLP leader Calls for Settler Watch Groups to Counter Increasing Settler Violence

B’Tselem reported that after armed settlers arrived in Asira al-Qibilya on Saturday two Palestinian men were injured. DFLP leader, Qais Abed al-Karim, stressed the importance of forming popular watch committees to protect Palestinians and their property from increasing settler violence. Palestinians must respond to settler attacks by reactivating popular watch […]

05 Apr
2:41

Human Rights Group: ‘A Dark Day For International Justice’

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement Wednesday expressing its extreme disappointment following the decision by the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to open an investigation on the situation in Palestine. The following is the statement by PCHR: This situation has […]

24 Jun
8:54

Human Rights Organizations Make Joint Statement on Treatment of Gilad Shalit

June 24, 2011 8:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Human rights organizations released a joint statement on Friday, the 5th anniversary of the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, demanding an end to his “illegal” and “inhumane” treatment. Israeli, Palestinian, and International human rights organizations together issued the statement. It calls on Hamas for an end to his current […]

05 Feb
1:50

Human Rights Groups Criticize PA for Crackdown on Solidarity Rallies

February 5, 2011 1:50 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian and international human rights groups on Thursday warned of a decline in freedom of expression in the West Bank, amidst the banning of Egypt solidarity rallies by the Palestinian Authority. On Wednesday, PA security forces shut down a rally in Ramallah, using batons to push demonstrators back and detaining […]

11 Dec
3:55

Over 10,000 People Mark International Human Rights Day in Tel Aviv

December 11, 2010 3:55 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

About 10,000 people marched in Tel Aviv, on Friday, on the International Human Rights Day, reports have stated. Marchers gathered in Tel Aviv, at Habima Theater, on Friday morning to protest against the growing racist sentiment in Israel which, they warned, is posing a dangerous threat to Israeli democracy. The […]

12 Oct
9:18

Israeli Veteran’s Group Breaking The Silence Nominated For EU Human Rights Award

Israeli human rights group, Breaking the Silence, best known for publishing testimonials by current and former Israeli soldiers has been nominated by two European Green parties for the European Union’s Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.The Sakharov Award is given out annually to groups or individuals that exemplify a […]

27 Jan
10:53

Members of the Montreal Palestinian community react to the humanitarian crisis provoked by the Block

January 27, 2008 10:53 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

We, as members of the Palestinian community in Montreal, are worried about the plight of the people in the Gaza strip who are currently under siege. The Israeli government by cutting off electricity, fuel and humanitarian assistance to the population of Gaza is creating a crisis of outrageous proportions.Even organisations […]

20 Apr
5:32

British human rights groups urge European Union to release Palestinian aid money

April 20, 2006 5:32 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

A number of human rights institutions based in the United Kingdom have sent an urgent message to the European Union and the British government to immediately reverse their decision of suspending financial aid to the Palestinian people, describing it as "an act of gross inhumanity and political provocation". Signatories of […]

30 Jan
9:46

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

30 Jan
9:46

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

30 Jan
9:46

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

30 Jan
9:45

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

10 Jun
10:29

Human Rights Groups slam military checkpoints

June 10, 2005 10:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A report prepared and published by the Human Rights group in Israel slammed the military checkpoints in the Palestinian areas, saying that it paralyzes the lives of million people on daily basis. The Israeli army, and since November 2004, only removed four checkpoints of 61 in the West Bank, and […]

01 Jun
5:47

Boycott of Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival Gains Momentum with New Cancellations

Four more filmmakers have joined a growing number of artists boycotting the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), in response to a Palestinian call. Five artists had already cancelled their participation prior to the start of the festival, which runs between May 31 and June 9. With the latest cancellations, from two […]

The Gaza “Freedom Boat” in port in Gaza, before attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade. May 29, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)
30 May
11:32

Updated: Armed Israeli Gunships Intercept Gaza Boat Carrying Cancer Patients

On Tuesday, a humanitarian flotilla from the Gaza Strip was stopped nine miles from the shore of Gaza by the Israeli navy. The boat was seized, and its passengers returned to the prison of the Gaza Strip. Update: The Israel Navy released the passengers of the humanitarian flotilla, after transferring […]

10 May
5:54

Higher National Commission of Great March of Return and Breaking of Siege Appeals to International Community to Save Gaza

In a press conference, on Wednesday, at the Palestinian Ministry of Information, the Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Gaza Siege appealed the international community, at all levels, to urgently intervene on behalf of the Palestinian people in obtaining their basic human rights, […]

10 May
5:17

HRW Official Deported by Israel

Israeli authorities, on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the director for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine, ordering him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said that it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel. Authorities based the decision on […]

08 May
9:00

Are Israeli Snipers Who Shoot Palestinian Protesters In Gaza Really Protecting Their Border?

Israeli snipers have been shooting Palestinian protesters within the Gaza Strip, claiming that, in doing so, they are protecting Israel’s borders and sovereignty. Is their claim genuine? Since 30 March, hundreds of Israeli soldiers, including a reported 100 snipers stationed along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, have been […]

02 May
3:35

Army Refuses to Disclose Engagement Policy on Gaza Protesters

The Israeli occupation army has refused to disclose their rules for opening fire on Palestinian protesters along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. The refusal came after a petition filed by a number of Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, to the Israeli High […]

01 May
4:35

364,000 Unemployed in Palestine During 2017

The number of unemployed Palestinians was marked at 364.000, for the year 2017; 146.000 in the occupied West Bank and 218.000 in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Center for Bureau Statics reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. The overall rate of unemployment in Palestine, during 2017, was 27.7%, […]

29 Apr
3:00

Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel over Unlawful Killings

Israel is carrying out murderous assaults against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International said on Friday. Based on its latest research, the famous rights group said, Israel continues killing and maiming protesters as the “Great March of Return” protests […]

27 Apr
2:08

Report: Israeli Army Demolishing West Bank Schools

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report of  Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, with special note to the demolition of schools and education facilities in the West Bank.  Israel authorities have repeatedly denied Palestinians the necessary permits to build schools in the West Bank, and have demolished schools built […]

11 Apr
10:58

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

A staff member at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza waits during the transfer of a 6-day-old baby from Gaza to a hospital in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank for medical treatment. Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside of Gaza in 2017. © 2015 Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
10 Apr
12:51

Israel refuses permits for two wounded Palestinians to transfer hospitals

Two seriously wounded Palestinians who were shot by Israeli forces on March 30th at the Land Day protests are in imminent danger of losing their legs, and have requested transfer to a specialty hospital in Ramallah. But Israeli authorities have denied their applications for permits to travel. According to the […]

26 Mar
7:54

UN Special Rapporteur: Israel “In Profound Breach” of Palestinians’ Right to Health

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territory, occupied since 1967, Professor Michael Lynk, has found Israel to be “in profound breach of the right to health with respect to the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” in his latest report released this week. As the occupying power, Israel is […]

08 Mar
3:25

The Tale of Two Billboards : Ahed Tamimi and the 350 Child Prisoners Held by Israel

(Billboards are located on Interstate 95 in CT. One is in Bridgeport, CT and the other is in Stratford, Ct.) Palestine Advocacy Project’s latest billboard ad campaign intends to raise awareness about Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who now faces up to 10 years in Israel’s military prison over […]

26 Jan
10:42

French Intellectuals’ Statement on Palestinian Child Detainees Published in “Le Monde”

French academics and writers published a collective letter in Le Monde on 23 January, focusing on the case of Ahed Tamimi and the plight of the approximately 360 Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli prisons. The letter also highlights the case of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. Public […]

25 Jan
8:58

US Bipartisan Support for Israel over Palestinians Is Breaking Down, New Study Shows

Pew polling reveals Israel has become a right-wing issue, with 79% of Republicans supporting it, compared to just 27% of Democrats. The bipartisan consensus of support for Israel over the Palestinians is breaking down in the United States. A new study by the leading polling agency the Pew Research Center […]