Search Results for : OHCHR

27 Mar
7:26

Euro-Med Delivers Report to OHCHR in Review of Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Status

Syria’s Palestinian refugees have been subjected to the most-dire humanitarian conditions, with Syria now at seven years of devastating conflict, reveals a new report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, to be issued in a few days. These refugees have been forcibly displaced for the second time, now, while living […]

19 Jul
4:25

UN Officials Call On Israel To Halt Sur Baher Demolitions

UN officials, on Wednesday, called on Israel to halt plans for mass demolitions in the neighborhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem. This came in a statement by Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

19 Jul
4:20

Palestinian Students Appeal to Fellow Students in Germany to Uphold the Right to BDS

July 18, 2019 / Palestinian students / Germany   We, the undersigned Palestinian students’ unions condemn the resolution attacking the right to advocate for Palestinian rights through boycotts, passed in June at the “German-Israeli Student Conference” in Frankurt. We call on fellow students in Germany to reject and condemn this anti-Palestinian, anti-democratic resolution. This resolution, supported by […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

21 Jun
10:44

Donor Perceptions of Palestine: Limits to Aid Effectiveness

by Jeremy Wildeman for Al Shabaka Palesinian Policy Network Overview Funds from Western donors have comprised the majority of the more than $36.2 billion in development assistance spent on the Palestinian economy from 1993 to 2017. This spending, done in support of the Oslo peace process under US political leadership and World Bank technical guidance, has largely been disbursed […]

07 Jun
12:01

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most […]

06 May
8:23

Palestinians to German Newspaper NWZ: Don’t Give Platform to Israeli Official Justifying War Crimes

Photo: Mohammed Asad May 3, 2019/Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany Dear Nordwest Zeitung, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, […]

30 Mar
3:14

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

01 Mar
9:27

PCHR Welcomes UN Investigative Report on Violations Committed during March of Return

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights – Press Release: On 28 February 2019, The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory held a press conference in the UN Headquarters in Geneva. During the conference, the Chair and Members of the Commission presented […]

20 Feb
9:11

Palestinian Professors’ Unions Urge International Hispanistas Association to Move Congress From Hebrew University

February 19, 2019 / By Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) and The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urge the AsociaciĂłn Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH) to move its July 2019 congress from Hebrew University. […]

02 Feb
5:09

Palestine, The Women’s March & Imperial Feminism

Azeezah Kanji (JD, LLM in Islamic Law) is a legal academic and writer based in Toronto. Recent assaults on the reputation of Women’s March cochair and prominent black American activist Tamika Mallory demonstrate, yet again, that speaking even the most basic truths about Israel and Palestine is a hazardous undertaking. […]

23 Jan
6:40

UN Officials Reaffirm that Forcible Transfers are In Breach of Geneva Convention

After visiting the Palestinian Sabbagh family, who is facing eviction from its home, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem, for the benefit of Israeli settlers, United Nations and other officials have again warned that forced eviction and transfer of Palestinians are a breach of Fourth Geneva Convention. Jamie […]

28 Dec
8:29

Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO)

Rebecca Stead is an MA graduate of SOAS University of London, focused on Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, with special attention to the history, culture and politics of Israel-Palestine, specifically, and the Levant, more broadly. What: Israel waged a three-week military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing almost 1,400 Palestinians […]

23 Dec
1:14

Israeli Soldiers Briefly Detain Three Schoolgirls Near Ramallah

December 23, 2018 1:14 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers detained, on Sunday morning, three schoolgirls from Betunia Basic School, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank, and threatened to attack any person who approached them after placing them in their jeep, and released them shortly afterwards. The Palestinian Ministry of Education denounced the ongoing Israeli violation, and […]

21 Sep
12:33

More than 200 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Puma to End Sponsorship of Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements

September 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Athletic Clubs To: Bjørn Gulden, CEO of Puma Cc: Management and Supervisory Board members: Michael Lämmermann, Lars Sørensen, Jean-François Palus, Jean-Marc Duplaix, BĂŠatrice Lazat, Thore Ohlsson, Bernd Illig and Martin KĂśppel 10 September 2018 We are writing to urge Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association […]

28 Aug
8:27

Civil Statement: Labour Party Must Reject Biased IHRA Definition That Stifles Advocacy For Palestinian Rights

Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights. Welcoming the significant growth in recent years […]

08 Aug
7:03

DCIP: Israeli Forces are Killing Palestinian Children at Record Rates

On August 5, Ahmad al-Aydi died in central Gaza from an injury sustained on March 30 from Israeli live fire. (Photo: Courtesy of al-Aydi family.) Four Palestinian children died from gunshot wounds between July 27 and August 5 after Israeli forces shot them during “March of Return” protests in the […]

26 Jul
1:34

UN Rights Expert: Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Could Amount to War Crime

Under the 1998 Rome Statute, the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, by Israeli occupying forces, could amount to war crimes if the demolition proceeds. Khan al-Ahmar has been under intense pressure, by Israeli forces, to abandon its land, after Israel’s government expressed the desire to connect the Ma’aleh Adumim settlement […]

17 Jun
7:59

Palestine Sets Precedent with Legal Complaint

by Zaha Hassan on June 17, 2018 Attention has been focused on the state of Palestine’s recent submission of a “referral” to the International Criminal Court (ICC), alleging that Israeli officials committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people. However, another complaint recently submitted by the state of Palestine has received much […]

09 Jun
9:32

Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism

“[BDS] campaigns around the world present the most promising way to overcome the failure of world governments to stand up to Israel’s intransigence and lawless behavior”. — Stephane Hessel, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Despite the growing number of cancellations facing Pop-Kultur Berlin festival due to the Israeli […]

01 Jun
6:03

The UN Database on Business in Israeli Settlements: Pitfalls and Opportunities

by Valentina Azarova, for the Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. As Israel ramps up construction of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with added cover from the Trump administration, we should recall that not only does the establishment and maintenance of the settlements constitute violations of international law, but so do all private […]

15 May
9:23

Israeli Forces Kill 10 Palestinian Children in Four Weeks

Azzam Awaidah’s head was struck by a crowd control weapon on April 27 near the perimeter fence east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. He died the next day. (Photo: Courtesy of the Awaidah family) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP), Ramallah, May 14, 2018—Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinian children […]

21 Apr
7:28

Al Mezan and Partners: Briefing Note on Torture and Ill-treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for Side Event, 37th Human Rights Council Session

Founded in Geneva in 1985, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the main coalition of international NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Among its diverse activities, it is worth highlighting the submission of individual communications and alternative reports to UN specialized […]

27 Mar
8:23

Irresponsible Rhetoric Allows Violence Against Palestinians

“The UNHRC is manipulated by bloodthirsty dictatorships hiding their own massive human rights violations by attacking Israel,” a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said, after the council had adopted five decisions against Israel. In diplomatic circles, language hardly changes from one scenario to the next. It is only 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 […]

20 Mar
8:07

No Power, No Supplies, No Way Out: A Year Without the Right to Health in the Gaza Strip

Whether swimming at the beach or trying to get urgent medical care, children in the Gaza Strip were boxed out of their right to health care in 2017, with both Israeli and Palestinian authorities contributing to record lows. Death Before Walking On her fifth pregnancy, Naela Abu Nasira was an […]

01 Feb
8:27

UN Report: At Least 206 International Companies Tied to Illegal Israeli Settlements

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report, on Wednesday, identifying 206 companies from around the world that are doing business linked to Israeli settlements, built in the occupied West Bank and in violation of international law. The long-delayed report was initially intended to include […]

12 Dec
5:23

EU Research Collaboration With Israeli Police in Tatters After Belgian University Exit

The prestigious Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium has announced its withdrawal from a controversial EU-funded research cooperation project with the Israeli police and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security. The Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium has announced its withdrawal from a controversial EU-funded research cooperation project with the […]

14 Oct
6:51

Israeli Airlines being Sued over Intrusive Body Search

by Ibrahim Husseini, Days of Palestine/Al Jazeera Three young Palestinian women are suing two Israeli airlines, El Al and Arkia, for an “intrusive body search” for racial profiling by Israeli security personnel in Belgrade Airport. The three women, who are Palestinian citizens of Israel, told Al Jazeera that the body […]

07 Sep
9:07

PA Releases Radio Journalist Qawasmeh, Holds Amro

Palestinian security forces released the director of Hebron’s Manbar al-Hurriya radio station, Ayman Qawasmeh, on Wednesday, after he spent three days in detention for criticizing the Palestinian Authority (PA), and continued to hold prominent Palestinian activist Issa Amro, who declared a hunger strike on Tuesday, in detention for cricizing the […]

05 Sep
5:25

BDS Update: Palestinian Academics Urge European Universities and Scholars to Withdraw from LAW TRAIN

European professors and academic institutions have urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians. The following letter was released by the BDS National Committee: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees […]

28 Aug
2:47

Calls for Israel’s Expulsion from ‘Blood Stained’ UK Arms Fair

By Tom Anderson: This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be […]

02 Jul
9:30

Don’t Historicize the Balfour Declaration: The Past is Still the Palestinians’ Present

by Yara Hawari  Overview The political turmoil in the United Kingdom following Prime Minister Theresa May’s re-election with a reduced, precarious majority and the implications for the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union have overshadowed Britain’s other foreign policy concerns. Among other repercussions, it casts doubt on the way in […]

19 May
11:59

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

27 Aug
10:57

Report: 750 Palestinians Held Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Prisons

August 27, 2016 10:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that at least 750 Palestinians are currently being held without charge or trial in Israeli detention facilities. The commission said, in  a press statement, that the Israeli government continues to violate the Fourth Geneva Conventions related to administrative detention, an archaic Israeli […]

17 Jun
6:57

RIP Jo Cox

17th June 2016 | Jo Cox  Jo Cox, a devoted compassionate friend of Palestine, refugees and immigrants, an advocate for the plight of Syrian and Yeminite civilians, a genuine working class hero and a mother of two, was murdered today on her way to a constituency meeting. Jo Cox on […]

20 Nov
2:35

Report: ‘Israel Kidnapped 1,000 Children In Less Than Two Months’

November 20, 2015 2:35 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Translated By Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News (www.imemc.org): A statement issued by the head of the Research and Documentation Department at the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, and a member of its follow-up committee in the Gaza Strip, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, called on the international community to act in protecting Palestinian children facing […]

09 Jul
2:43

Gaza One Year On: Justice Eludes Palestinian Children

Despite well-documented evidence of war crimes committed by the Israeli military during the assault on Gaza last summer, there has been no justice and accountability for grave violations against Palestinian children.Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days between July 8 and August 26, claimed the lives of 2,220 Palestinians, including […]

14 Apr
9:15

UN Denounces Israel’s Administrative Detention Policy

Israeli practices of detaining Palestinians without charge or trial is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which defines humanitarian protection for civilians, the United Nations has said.The comments made by a spokeswoman for the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) came just days after Khalida Jarrar, a Palestinian lawmaker, […]

04 Dec
8:37

Legislators: Israeli War Crimes Investigation Must Take Place in Gaza

December 4, 2014 8:37 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

A number of academics, lawyers and politicians have asserted the claim that the international committee to investigate Israeli war crimes in Gaza must be based in Jordan, stressing that they will not underestimate the legal value of any issued decision.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, in a seminar organized […]

14 Jul
2:25

Jews Against Genocide Hold Memorial for Palestinian Children at Yad Vashem

Yesterday, Saturday, 12th July, Jews Against Genocide (JAG) held a memorial service for Palestinian children killed by Israel in its current attack on Gaza. JAG set aflame to a pile of dolls covered in red paint at Yad Vashem, Israel’s holocaust memorial museum. JAG is a movement of Jews from […]

26 Jun
5:12

250 Children Currently Imprisoned by Israel

June 26, 2014 5:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Lawyer for the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Hiba Masalha, has declared that the number of Palestinian children in Israeli jails has increased to 250. The reason behind the increase is due to the recent arrest campaign carried in the West Bank by the Israeli army, under the pretext […]

27 May
10:56

Amnesty Urges PA to Drop Criminal Charges Against Activists

Amnesty International has urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges filed against four BDS activists detained since April. According to Ma’an News Agency, PA security officers and men in civilian clothes attacked and arrested Zaid Shuaibi, Fajer Harb, Fadi Quran, and Abed al-Fatah Hamayel during a peaceful protest in Ramallah’s […]

07 Jun
12:50

UN To Grant Urgent Aid To Palestinian Victims Of Settler Violence

The United Nations stated it is working on plan meant for providing emergency aid to Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, victims of attacks carried out by extremist Israeli settlements; the aid includes compensation for bodily harm and property damage.Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that the United Nations Office […]

24 Mar
3:22

Confined cruelty

They shoot children don’t They The innocence of childhood is a precious jewel, to be gently cared for and nurtured, allowing the child, whose future we are building, to develop happily and safely in an atmosphere of love and peace. For many Palestinian children their childhood is lived under a […]

21 Jan
4:22

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved: Israeli settlers in a foreign land

Violence, abuse, non-accountability, hate. Such is communal living today within the occupied West Bank, where some 518,974 colonisers sit within “200” illegal settlements. Noam Chomsky, “The settlements cover over 42% of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), not counting the Jordon valley, which they are taking over.’Estimates of colonisation vary from […]

12 Oct
12:20

Israel Urged To “Protect Palestinian Civilians” By UN Human Rights Chief

October 12, 2011 12:20 AM William Gibson Human rights, International, News Report 0

The spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights strongly urges Israel to step up its protection of Palestinian civilians and their property, in light of the recent escalation in violence against them from extremist settlers within the West Bank, Haaretz reported.Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the […]