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26 Sep

Human Rights Watch Denounces Trump’s Attack On International Criminal Court

In a letter distributed to Journalists at the United Nations in New York by the Director of the International Justice Program of the Human Rights Watch, Richard Dicker, the organization denounced Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly, attacking the International Criminal Court, “Trump’s threats today against the ICC are […]

Gaza Protest - image by Muhammed Smiry on Twitter
27 Apr

Will the International Criminal Court Prosecute Israel for War Crimes?

Rania Muhareb and Tareq Zaqoot of Al Haq discuss the shooting of hundreds of unarmed protesters, including women, children and journalists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. On March 30th, the day that is known to Palestinians […]

22 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Immune to International Criminal Court

international criminal court in The Hague will not prosecute IsraeliSpecial – IMEMC 11:16 According to chief prosecutor in the Hague Louis Moreno Ocampo, the international criminal court in The Hague will not prosecute Israeli soldiers for crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. Speaking to the press last week, Ocampo said […]

24 Jul

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

19 Jun

Settlements Continue to Expand Despite International Conventions

Political and conventional policy has not put an end to Israel settlement policy, but it enhances the Israeli expropriate of Palestinian lands, Secretary General of the Christian Islamic Organization for Supporting of Jerusalem and Holy Sites, Hanna Issa said. Issa said, in a statement on Wednesday, that settlement is a […]

15 May

Fares: “Israeli Courts Grant Green Light To Fanatics To Kill More Palestinians”

Qaddoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has stated, Tuesday, that the Israeli court that “acquitted the Israeli terrorist, who participated in the firebombing of Dawabsha family home in 2015, killing the father, mother and one of their children, and seriously wounding the only surviving child, is […]

14 May

Palestinian Organizations Denounce Israeli Court Decision On 2015 Murder Case

Several Palestinian organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, denounced Israeli court’s exoneration of a member of an extremist Jewish settler suspected of committing the murder of three members of the Palestinian Dawabsha family, in 2015. The July 31, 2015 firebomb attack of the Dawabsha home in the […]

01 May

On May First: Palestinian Detainees are Part of the International Workers’ Struggle

Classic Palestinian revolutionary poster for 1 May. Artist Marc Rudin On the First of May – International Workers’ Day – Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Palestinian workers and the workers of the world. This is a day of struggle for the liberation of the working class from exploitation, racism, […]

Demonstration of 'banana technique' ( Israeli committee against torture)
29 Nov

Israeli High Court Rules to Allow, Expand Use of Torture

In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled Monday that Israeli intelligence officers were justified in their use of torture against a Palestinian prisoner. The ruling sets a precedent for the future use of torture and the expansion […]

03 Nov

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

30 Sep

Palestine Files Lawsuit against United States with the International Court of Justice

The Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad al-Malki, said on Saturday that Palestine has filed a lawsuit against the United States at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial body of the United Nations, for violating the international law by moving its embassy in Israel to occupied Jerusalem […]

25 May

Abu Rodeina: “All Colonies Are Illegal, Violate International Law”

Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that Israel’s ongoing colonialist activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, are illegal, violate International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. His statements came after Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced approval for the building of 2,500 settlement housing units in the West […]

23 May

Erekat Says Referral to ICC a National Obligation in Absence of International Accountability

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]

11 May

Report: Ongoing Nakba Must End — Time Has Come for the International Community to Act

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council has issued a statement entitled: “The ongoing Nakba must end: the time has come for the international community to act.” (WAFA)   For the Palestinian people, 70 years of Nakba means seven decades of subjugation by Israel, characterized by occupation, apartheid and colonial policies […]

29 Apr

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 […]

14 Mar

Administrative Detainees Continue Boycott Of Military Courts

Approximately 450 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, continued their boycott of Israeli military courts for the 28th consecutive day. The detainees declared their boycott of the Israeli military courts on February 15th and are demanding Israel to end the illegal policies […]

01 Mar

450 Administrative Detainees Continue To Boycott Israeli Military Courts

Palestinian detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders in Ofer and Majeddo Israeli detention camps, are still boycotting Israeli military courts, for the fourteenth consecutive day, demanding basic rights. The detainees are protesting the sharp increase of Administrative Detention orders, holing them captive without charges or trial, in addition to […]

08 Jun

Amnesty International Launches Pro-BDS Campaign against Settlements

Fifty years into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, NGO Amnesty International announced, on Wednesday, that it was launching a campaign to convince the international community to implement a full boycott of illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied Palestinian territory. “One of the tragedies of […]

19 May

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 […]

03 Mar

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

26 Feb

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

25 Jan

PCHR: Belgium is Not Britain — Israeli War Criminals Under Prosecution (VIDEO)

Tzipi Livni, who was the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of the Israeli 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip, has cancelled her scheduled visit to Brussels in Belgium when the Attorney General there announced that she would be arrested to question her about war crimes committed in […]

07 Oct

BBC 4 Touts War Criminals who Beheaded Palestinian Child as “Moderate Syrian Rebels”

nsnbc : The BBC war propaganda machinery was busted, again, big time. BBC 4 released a video report, touting the very same members of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki gang who beheaded a Palestinian refugee child as moderate rebels who are fighting the “Syrian regime”. (Photographic comparison courtesy R&U Videos) In […]

31 Aug

Amnesty International: ‘Secret trial’ of Gaza aid worker will not deliver justice

Israeli authorities must ensure that the trial of a detained humanitarian worker employed by the charity “World Vision” is fair and open, said Amnesty International on the eve of his trial, amid reports that the proceedings are due to take place in secret. Mohammed al-Halabi, the manager of Gaza operations […]

18 Jun

Sympathy With Murdered British MP Jo Cox Must Not Cover Over Criminal Foreign Policy (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The fatal shooting and stabbing of British MP Joe Cox on Thursday, outside Birstall library in North Yorkshire, shocked members of all parties in the UK. Jo Cox was as good at stirring up controversy as she was at creating cross-party consensus. Jo Cox during her […]

Ahmad Manasra (Al Ray image)
12 May

Israeli court convicts Palestinian child who was nearly beaten to death by mob

May 12, 2016 4:03 AM Celine Hagbard Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian child, Ahmad Manasra, 14, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder, despite a lack of evidence, a video showing him being severely beaten and insulted by a crowd shouting racial slurs, and video showing Israeli interrogators brutalizing and intimidating the crying child with no family member […]

26 Dec

Many Palestinians, International Activists, Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Bil’in

December 26, 2015 12:05 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest, causing many, including those dressed like Santa, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.The protesters marched from the center of […]

19 Oct

Foreign Ministry Denounces Execution Of Palestinians, Demands International Investigation

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Sunday, strongly condemning the ongoing “Israeli violations and crimes, carried out by soldiers and paramilitary settlers’, on a daily basis in different parts of occupied Palestine, and demanding an international investigation into the violations and escalation.It said that the escalating Israeli crimes and […]

13 Oct

Children of Gaza Call Upon International Community to Stop Israeli Crimes

A group of Gaza children organized a stand on Tuesday, in front of the mourning tent erected for the murdered child, Rahaf Hassan, age 2, who was killed along with her pregnant mother two days ago, after an Israeli airstrike directly bombed their home at Al-Zaitoon neighborhood in Gaza.The children […]

07 Apr

PA Seeks to Speed International Probe into Israeli War Crimes

The Palestinian Authority is providing new documents to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up a preliminary probe into possible Israeli war crimes, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Malki said, Monday.The probe, which was opened on January 16, by ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, is not a full investigation […]

30 Mar

Report: Palestinian Authority will not file charges against Israel in International Court

March 30, 2015 11:35 AM Celine Hagbard Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

A new report by the Israeli newspaper ‘Jerusalem Post’, based on unnamed sources within the Palestinian Authority, claims that the PA has agreed to pursue no formal charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court (ICC), in exchange for the release of tax money that had been illegally seized by […]

08 Mar

On International Women’s Day: 20 Palestinian Woman Still Imprisoned By Israel

March 8, 2015 6:21 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

As the Palestinian people mark March 8th, International Woman’s Day, the Palestinian Committee on Detainees issued a statement that Israel is still holding captive twenty Palestinian women, including one who has been held for eighteen years, and seven who have brothers or husbands who are also imprisoned by Israel.The Palestinian […]

26 Feb

Shaath: “We Will Appeal US Court Decision, Head To ICC”

Nabil Shaath, member of the Executive Committee of the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Palestinian National Authority (P.N.A) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), intend to appeal a ruling made by a US Court, and said the Palestinians will head to the International Criminal Court (ICC).Shaath said […]

02 Jan

Abbas Signs Several International Treaties

In a statement received by the PNN, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat said that the State of Palestine has signed a number of international treaties, all of which are consistent with the values of the nation, the foremost of which is respect for international human rights and humanitarian […]

21 Oct

Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahma Receives Guilty Verdict from Military Court

October 21, 2014 10:25 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On October 21st, Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahma was found guilty by an Israeli military court of “disturbing a soldier”.21st October 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Bil’in “Demonstrating against the occupation cannot be a criminal offence. Finding Abdallah guilty only shows that the [Israeli] military force is a […]

07 Aug

International Solidarity Grows as Israeli Crimes Against Gaza Take Root in Collective Consciousness

As the international community once again files out horror-struck from the political theater of the Middle East, in bleak 72-hour assessment of the violence it has collectively witnessed in Gaza over the past month, whether from near or afar, the consensus remains clear: the utter depravity of Israel’s crimes against […]

29 Jul

Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive

‘As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave […]

11 Jul

Erekat Urges International Action

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat urged the international community, Thursday, to uphold its role in forcing Israel to end its aggression against the Palestinian people, as agreed upon in November of 2012. A number of countries, including Malaysia, have issued statements in regard. At least 89 people, with over 600 […]

10 May

Rights Groups Urge Abbas to Strengthen International Ties

A number of human rights groups from Addameer Prisoner Support to Amnesty International are urging Palestinian officials to sign up with the International Criminal Court.Seventeen local and international human rights organizations have signed a joint letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, urging him to go forward in anchoring the country’s status […]

02 May

Ashrawi Calls Upon the International Community to Continue Upgrading Relations with Palestine

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi of the PLO Executive Committee called on the international community and, in particular, the European Union to continue in upgrading its relations with Palestine, and its recognition of the State of Palestine, as well as in curbing the Israel’s persistent violations and unilateral measures.Ashrawi stressed, ‘We will […]

10 Dec

International Human Rights Day, Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues

December 10, 2013 1:59 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

On 10 December, the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to review the international achievements in the field of universal respect, promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental liberties that are the core principles of International Bill of […]

16 Jan

Israel Could Face Criminal Court Charges For Evicting Civilians In Hebron

January 16, 2013 5:05 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

A revised petition of a legal opinion that was submitted to the Israeli High Court of Justice, against the eviction of twelve Palestinians villages from their home so that the army can conduct military training, stated that the Palestinians could have legal grounds to sue Israel at the International Criminal […]

11 Dec

Report: “Obama Will Let Netanyahu Face International Isolation On His Own”

A recent report published in the Newsweek by Peter Beinart, who is described as a “Jewish liberal at the American-Jewish community in the United States’, also close to the Obama Administration, stated that Barack Obama will not help Netanyahu in overcoming international pressure against his policies with the Palestinians.Beinart said […]

04 Dec

Israel Defies International Law by Approving More Settlement Projects in Occupied Jerusalem

In violation of international law, Israel is continuing its policy of settlement expansion in the West Bank in general, and occupied East Jerusalem in particular. The Office of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 3,600 additional settlement units in East Jerusalem.The Palestinian Centre for Human […]

10 Sep

Saadat: “Zionist War Criminals Are The Ones Who Must Be Prosecuted”

September 10, 2012 3:58 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Imprisoned Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Saadat, stated during a court session at the District Court in Jerusalem, that “Zionist leaders, and leaders of the criminal occupation are the ones who must be prosecuted, not the leaders of the Palestinian people, who are […]

28 Aug

PCHR Strongly Condemns the Denial of Entry to the oPt of dozens of International Solidarity Activist

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the denial of entry into the West Bank of dozens of international solidarity activists participating in the “Welcome to Palestine Campaign”. The activists, who sought entry to the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge from Jordan on Sunday evening, were sent […]

24 May

Amnesty International: Israel Often Uses Excessive Force, Killed 55 Palestinians in 2011

Haaretz reported today that the Amnesty International 2012 Annual Report for 2011 was released on Wednesday, and detailed violations of human rights worldwide. Among other things, the report is highly critical of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians, charging that the Israel Defense Forces frequently use excessive, sometimes lethal, force against […]

22 May

DFLP Member Calls for Punitive Measures Against Israel at International Level

Calls for Israel to be held responsible by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court for its settlement crimes on Palestinian land were voiced by Taysir Khalid, a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.Khalid said that even in a time of international condemnation of […]

03 May

Israel’s Decision to Close Samouni Case Makes Mockery of Victims’ Rights, International Law

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) unreservedly condemns the Israeli Military Attorney General’s decision to close the case of the Samouni family without initiating any prosecutions.The Samouni case involved numerous well-documented allegations of war crimes, including the willful killing of 27 civilians, the direct targeting of civilians and civilian […]

05 Apr

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 […]

28 Nov

Israel Declared an Apartheid State in “People’s Court”

November 28, 2011 4:06 PM IMEMC News Human rights, International, News Report 0

…a panel of eminent jurists serving on the Russell Tribunal on Palestine heard testimony from expert witnesses regarding the apartheid practices of Israel against the Palestinian people.Palestinians were frustrated and angry; and in spite of the growing number of non-violent demonstrations, Internet information, and continuous appeals to the United Nations, […]

14 Dec

Universal Jurisdiction at Risk of Sabotage, War Criminals Let Free

December 14, 2010 3:51 AM IMEMC News Human rights, International, Opinion/Analysis 0

On December 1st, the British government announced new proposals in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill which included legal changes restricting citizens’ right to seek the arrest of officials for alleged war crimes. The move will allow a political interference with the issuing of arrest warrants, and will thus […]

21 Sep

Protestors In Berlin Demand Prosecuting “Israeli War Criminals”

September 21, 2010 11:15 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Hundreds of German citizens, pro Palestine activists, and Palestinians rallied in the streets of the German Capital, Berlin, demanding the country to apprehend and prosecute Israeli officials who are responsible for war crimes committed during the war on Gaza and the attack on the Freedom Flotilla. The protest was held […]

09 Jan

Amnesty International calls for immediate release of 3 Palestinian non-violent organizers

January 9, 2010 10:27 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The international human rights organization Amnesty International issued a press release Friday saying that Israeli authorities must immediately release, or bring before a fair trial, three Palestinian human rights activists detained in Israel following their protests against the construction of the West Bank wall.In a letter sent to Ehud Barak, […]

17 Nov

Lieberman: “P.A Asks Israel To Crush Hamas Then Complains To The International Community”

November 17, 2009 1:04 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister of the Yisrael Beiteinu fundamental party, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Monday that the Palestinian Authority seeks Israel’s support in fighting and countering Hamas, and at the same time files complaints to the international community. Lieberman claimed that during the offensive against the Gaza Strip earlier this year, Abbas […]

31 Jan

The Israeli High Court approves Israeli army fuel and power cuts to Gaza

January 31, 2008 10:15 AM Ghassan Bannoura Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli High Court of Justice approved on Wednesday afternoon the Israeli army reduction in fuel and power supplies to the Gaza strip.The court decided that the reduced shipments of the supplies are legal, as long as they meet the humanitarian needs of the 1.5 million Gazans. The Israeli government […]

07 Dec

Israeli violations of international law in Jerusalem serious as reported by human rights coalition

December 7, 2006 6:39 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The coalition of civil institutions to defend the rights of Jerusalemites said that the Israeli authorities occupying Jerusalem continue to commit grave breaches to the International Law. The violations include those of human rights, international law, international humanitarian law, United Nations conventions, and the International Declaration of Human Rights. The […]

21 Sep

Israeli court questions lack of investigation in Brian Avery case

September 21, 2006 2:51 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Brian Avery, an American peace activist shot in the face by Israeli forces in 2003, has sought for a thorough investigation of his case since his injury, but the Israeli Army has ignored several Israeli Court decisions ordering an investigation.  Wednesday, the Israeli High Court gave the Israli Army 45 […]

04 Jul

Hamas Goes to the International Court of Justice

Palestine Justice Minister Ahmad al-Khalidi said in an interview with the London-based daily al-Quds al-Arabi. that a decision to press war crime charges against with the International Criminal Court has been made. He said that the Hamas-led government is drafting a petition against Israel which will be filed with International […]

02 Jul

Amnesty International: Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip are war crimes

PNN is reprinting the latest report released by Amnesty International under the title, “Deliberate attacks a war crime” as Israeli forces continue the onslaught on the Gaza Strip. “Deliberate attacks by Israeli forces against civilian property and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip violate international humanitarian law and constitute war crimes, […]

01 Mar

Israeli court orders investigation in U.S. peace activist injury

The Israeli Supreme Court of Justice has ruled a new investigation into the shooting of the US peace activist Brian Avery two years ago in the West Bank city of Jenin. The international Solidarity movement reported that Judges gave the military 90 days to interview six witnesses to the shooting […]

23 Aug

ICJ Ruling Left Israelis Open to Criminal Suits, Israel to Sanctions

August 23, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

After the international court of justice (ICJ) ruling had invoked international law to declare the separation wall and settlements illegal, Israeli citizens could face criminal and civil suits abroad, and Israel could be subjected to international sanctions; said an Israeli justice ministry report. The report was prepared by Israeli Attorney […]

05 May


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held a press conference on 18 February 2004 in which it expressed its concern over the serious humanitarian and legal problems related to the West Bank barrier and called on Israel “not to plan, construct or maintain this barrier within occupied territory” […]

17 Aug

Dangerous Bill in Congress to Crush the PLO and PA

by Zaha Hassan for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network A bipartisan US bill currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee puts at stake the ability of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to engage diplomatic and legal channels to support Palestinian national aspirations and to seek accountability through international mechanisms, as well […]

March of Return (archive image)
26 Jul

Report:Israeli Army Knowingly Targeted Civilians During March of Return

From +972 Magazine: A statement published by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on Wednesday accused Israeli officials of openly admitting that they knew their soldiers were killing people that, “even in the eyes of the state, had no reason to be gunned down.” “No one bothered to change the orders, […]

22 Jul

Hundreds Lose Shelter as Israeli Forces Destroy Dozens of Housing Units in Sour Baher in occupied East Jerusalem

On Monday morning, 22 July 2019, Israeli military forces launched a large-scale destruction operation against civilian property in Wadi al-Humus neighborhood, in Sour Baher in the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and machinery carried out the destructions that resulted in hundreds of civilians losing their […]

08 Jul

Remembering the 2014 Israeli Offensive against Gaza

On this day, five years ago, the Israeli occupation launched one of its deadliest military offensives against the Gaza Strip in recent history. The conflict left 2,251 people dead, with more than 11,000 wounded, according to Palestinian and UN sources. Five years on, Gaza is still subject to intense attacks […]

25 Jun

Over 1 Million Settlers Living in 503 West Bank & East Jerusalem Settlements

Latest statistics show that the number of Israeli settlements, established on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, has reached 503, of which 474 are located in the West Bank and 29 others in Jerusalem, says Hanna Issa, Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and […]

19 Jun

Palestine Urges ICC to Conduct Immediate Probe into Israeli Crimes

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an immediate investigation into the crimes of the Israeli government  and  its extremist settlers. The ministry, in a statement released on Monday, condemned the settlers’ assault on the town of Kafr Malik, […]

10 Jun

Palestinian Diplomats Respond to David Friedman’s Comments About Annexing Parts of West Bank

In response to U.S. ambassador to Israel’s remarks that “Israel has the right to annex some of the occupied West Bank”,the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that it is considering filing a complaint to the International Criminal Court. U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman’s statement, the ministry […]

07 Jun

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 […]

02 Jun

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

For the past five months, Mustafa al-Kharouf has been languishing inside Israel’s Givon prison, away from his wife Tamam and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Asia. But, now, he faces deportation to Jordan. The 32-year-old photojournalist, son to an Algerian mother and a Palestinian father, has been living in Jerusalem since 1999, when […]

02 Jun

Israeli Army Confiscates 511 Dunams Of Private Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

The Israeli army has issued orders, Sunday, for the illegal annexation of 511 Dunams (123.5 Acres) of privately-owned Palestinian lands near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to expand an illegal colony in the area. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West […]

24 May

Amnesty: Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of being Separated from Family

Amnesty International, yesterday, called upon Israeli authorities to grant Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf, who is at imminent risk of deportation and being taken away from his wife and young child, permanent residency in East Jerusalem. Al-Kharouf has been arbitrarily detained at Givon prison in Ramle, in central Israel, since January […]

08 May

P.A Denounces The Release Of Israeli Who Killed Palestinian Woman

The Palestinian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement strongly denouncing the release of an illegal Israeli colonist who killed a Palestinian woman last year, and said the release resembles the biased Israel legal system and its lack of respect for Palestinian lives. The Ministry said the release […]

06 May

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, […]

17 Apr

Palestinian Villages Isolated, Land Confiscated in Jordan Valley

5 Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley were isolated and 51, 000 dunams (12,600 acres) of Palestinian land seized by Israeli occupation authorities Tuesday, Maan News reported. Palestinian Authority (PA) official Mutaz Bisharat, told the ‘Voice of Palestine’ radio show that Israeli occupation authorities seized control over water springs, farming […]

14 Apr

Trump Warns ICC against Followup on American and Israeli War Crimes

US President Donald Trump has warned the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “swift and vigorous response” if the Hague-based tribunal investigates Americans and Israelis for war crimes. Trump issued the warning on Friday, after ICC judges rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to probe atrocities committed by US forces […]

30 Mar

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 […]

23 Mar

UN Votes To Adopt Gaza HRC Report

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to adopt a report accusing Israel of War Crimes committed against civilians during Gaza demonstrations. The report was adopted with 23 votes in favor, 8 against and 15 abstentions. Despite the statements of UK foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, the UK abstained from […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
18 Mar

U.S. State Department Threatens ICC of Visa Restrictions

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the United States will place restrictions on visas of International Criminal Court (ICC) employees investigating alleged crimes of U.S. or allied troops in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported. In his statement, he also mentioned Israel, which is a staunch U.S. […]

17 Mar

Malki Condemns Bullying and Intimidation of the ICC

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki, today, criticized attempts by the United States administration to bully and intimidate the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) and obstruct justice. “Today, the Secretary of State of the United States, acting on a threat delivered in September by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, stated […]

14 Mar

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

Al Haq’s director Shawan Jabarin discusses a new report exposing the complex system of restrictions Israeli authorities impose to control access to Palestinian territory and to stop family reunification. The consequences is to slowly force Palestinians out to preserve a Jewish majority in areas controlled by Israel. Story Transcript MARC […]

09 Mar

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many nonviolent protesters holding the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, and headed towards the illegal Annexation Wall, built on […]

07 Mar

Demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar: A “Great Opportunity” for Netanyahu to Win Upcoming Election

Weeks ahead of the Israeli Knesset elections, which are due to be held on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intention to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar as soon as possible, according to Israeli media reports. The demolition plan of the Bedouin village is said to […]

05 Mar

Homes of Two Slain Palestinians to be Demolished

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians and a third was lightly injured, Monday morning, at the entrance of Kafr Naama village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The army claims that two soldiers were wounded in a pre-dawn car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank, on Monday, saying  that forces […]

01 Mar

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist, In Gaza”

On 49th  Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist. Report By The Palestinian Center For Human Right (PCHR). On Friday evening, 01 March 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 49th […]

01 Mar

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 […]

22 Feb

The Escalation of Israeli Collective Punishment of Palestinians

by Nada Awad, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The Israeli authorities forcibly transferred Palestinian Nadia Abu Jamal from Jerusalem in 2017, following the demolition of her family home in 2015. Israel’s National Insurance Institute also revoked healthcare and other social security entitlements from Abu Jamal’s three children, two of whom suffer […]

02 Feb

Human Rights Watch Film Festival to Feature Palestinian Film ‘Screwdriver’ (Trailer)

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films, Human Rights Watch said today. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people […]

22 Jan

Update: DCIP Submits Evidence to UN on Killings in Gaza

Defense for Children International – Palestine submitted a joint report to United Nations investigators, last week, detailing Israeli forces’ killing of Palestinian children during mass protests in the Gaza Strip, conduct amounting to war crimes. The 57-page report, drafted in collaboration with the Human Rights and Gender Justice Law Clinic (HRGJ) […]

20 Jan

DCIP Report: Killing of Palestinian Children by Israeli Army Amounts to War Crimes

Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) submitted a joint report to United Nations investigators, last week, detailing Israeli forces’ killing of Palestinian children during mass protests in the Gaza Strip, conduct amounting to war crimes, said DCIP in a press release. The 57-page report, drafted in collaboration with the […]

17 Jan

Palestine Launches Bid for Full UN Membership

Palestine will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday. The bid will go ahead despite the United States having said it will veto Palestine’s membership plans. “We know that we are going to face a US veto but that won’t […]

03 Jan

‘We Will Remain Rooted On Our Land And Resist’

Israeli forces raid Khan al-Ahmar, July 5, 2018. Photo credit: Suleiman Abu Srour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 3, 2019 Palestinian popular resistance has forestalled the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the village will be destroyed soon. Human rights groups call it a “war crime.” United […]

27 Dec

Secretary General of PLO Says Israel Steals Palestinian Land and Christmas Spirit

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, Wednesday, said that the “Grinch [Israeli] occupation decided to steal the Christmas spirit from the people of Palestine.” Christians across Palestine celebrate Christmas, with the feeling of peace and joy being weakened by the Israeli occupations’ constant violation of International […]

11 Dec

Adalah: Israel Fails to Investigate, Initiate Prosecutions Relating to 2014 Offensive on Gaza

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel has submitted a report on the lack of Israeli domestic accountability mechanisms to UN Independent Commission of Inquiry examining 2018 protests in the Gaza Strip. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced, late Wednesday, that significant progress has […]

07 Dec

Foreign Ministry Issues Complaint to ICC over Investigation into Israeli Crimes

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad al-Malki, presented a complaint, on Wednesday, to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, for procrastination in opening an investigation into Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people. The ministry said, in a statement, that al-Malki expressed his disappointment to Bensouda […]

06 Dec

Palestinian Ministry Presses for Investigation of Israeli Killing of Disabled Palestinian

The killing of 22-year-old disabled Palestinian Mohammad Husam Abdul-Latif Habali by Israeli forces Tuesday has drawn the attention of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. Riyad Malki, the head of the Ministry, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the shooting, and blaming the Israeli government for this “heinous crime”, according to […]

28 Nov

P.A. Denounces Israel’s Confiscation Of 522 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Southern West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs issued a statement, Wednesday, strongly condemning an illegal Israeli decision to confiscate 522 Dunams (128.9 Acres) of Palestinian lands, for its colonialist activities, in the southern part of the West Bank. The Ministry described the Israeli decision as “racist,” and added that Israel’s so-called […]

26 Nov

British Palestinian MP Criticizes US Foreign Policy

by Yvonne Ridley Layla Moran, the first British Member of Parliament of Palestinian descent, has urged the UK to “step up to the plate and lead” over the issue of Palestine given that the US President “can now in no way be considered an honest broker.” The MP launched her scathing attack […]