Search Results for : war crimes

25 Jul

Olmert Cancels Trip to Switzerland Fearing Arrest over War Crimes

Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on Thursday, canceled a visit to Switzerland for fear of being arrested on charges of the war launched on the Gaza Strip in 2008. Ynet newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that Swiss authorities informed the Israeli Ministry of Justice that Olmert will be questioned upon […]

08 Jul

New Report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel’s War Crimes

July 8, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France, Europe In a report published today, the US corporate watchdog SumOfUs documented that the French insurance giant AXA is investing over $91 million in Israel’s five largest banks and Israel’s largest private arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems, all companies directly involved in Israel’s war crimes against […]

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, […]

21 Apr

AXA IM Divests from Elbit Systems – Involved in Israeli War Crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: SumOfUs and the Coalition to Stop Assistance to Israeli Apartheid welcome AXA’s decision to withdraw part of its investment in Elbit Systems, and call on AXA to end its complicity in full by withdrawing all of its investments in companies complicit in Israel’s occupation. AXA is […]

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 […]

10 Apr

UNICEF: Don’t Plug Into Israel’s War Crimes

Photo: Children studying by candlelight in the Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory Israel wants to build the longest submarine electricity cable to Europe via Cyprus and Greece. The EuroAsia Interconnector will unify Europe and Israel’s electricity networks, including grids powering Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. This multi-billion […]

25 Mar

Israel’s War Crimes Fuel Mental Illness In Gaza

by Hanin Elholy, for Days of Palestine It was a roasting July afternoon, and the reverberations of bombs were so continuous that her body seemed like it was vibrating in time with them. There was no time to consider whether to don her hijab, what belongings to gather together, or […]

21 Feb

EuroAsia Interconnector: “Electricity Highway” to Israeli War Crimes

February 20, 2019 / By Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) The EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world’s longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe’s electricity grid with Israel’s grid that incorporates the illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, […]

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 […]

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 […]

31 Mar

PACBI: Netflix, Time to Nix War Crimes Glorifying Series

Palestinians are urging Netflix to dump the “Fauda” series, created by former members of Israeli army death squads, that legitimizes and promotes racist violence and war crimes. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is calling on Netflix to nix the “thriller” series “Fauda,” claiming it […]

16 Feb

Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption charges that he may face, says Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

17 Dec

Witness Report, Video: Israeli War Crimes Against Palestinian Youth in Hebron

12/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Witness accounts and video footage confirm that the Israeli army has been and is committing war crimes in dealing with the current wave of protests against the occupation, colonization, and ethnic cleansing in Palestine. On Friday, December 8, 2017 around 4:30 PM, […]

20 Sep

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

06 Sep

War Crimes: B’Tselem Warns Netanyahu over Demolition of Palestinian Villages

Israeli rights group B’Tselem slammed the Israeli government’s plans to forcibly expel two Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that such a move would constitute a “war crime.” The letter, made public on Monday, describes in detail how the […]

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01 Dec

Chilean Court Charges Israeli Officials with War Crimes

December 1, 2016 10:28 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

A lawsuit filed in a federal court in Chile this week charges three Israeli High Court Justices with war crimes for their decision last year to split an ancient monastery in the Bethlehem District from its community by running the Annexation Wall through it. The lawsuit was filed on behalf […]

11 Jul

UK Thwarts War Crimes Probe of Former Israeli Minister

For the fourth time in seven years, the British government has intervened to protect Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former foreign minister, from a possible a war crimes investigation into her role in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip in December 2008. Last week, ahead of her planned trip to London for […]

04 Jul

Tzipi Livni Refuses Police Interview In Relation To War Crimes Investigation; British Government Provides Last-minute Immunity

Scotland Yard’s War Crimes Unit transmitted a letter to the Israeli Embassy in London last week inviting Ms. Tzipi Livni to a police interview under caution in relation to her role in Israel’s 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip (Operation ‘Cast Lead’). At the time of the offensive, Ms. Livni was […]

03 Jul

UK Police Summon Livni Over Suspected War Crimes (VIDEO)

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has received a summons letter from the British police for questioning regarding suspicion of involvement in war crimes during the Israeli aggression on Gaza in 2008, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. The Israeli daily said however, the summons was cancelled after diplomatic contacts […]

06 Jun

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 […]

26 Oct

Palestinian Voice Speaks Out: 20 War Crimes in a Month by Israeli Soldiers against Palestinians

Hamza Khalil Abu Eltarabish is a freelance journalist who graduated from the Islamic University of GazaThe young Palestinian man Fadi Alon performs the dawn prayers in his home in the west of Jerusalem and browses his Facebook and other social media, until he falls hungry. He heads then to get […]

23 Jun

PCHR: ‘Seek Out And Prosecute Visiting War Crimes Suspect Shaul Mofaz’

This is a press release by the Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR), based in Gaza, demanding the arrest of former Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, for war crimes against the Palestinian people, during his personal visit to England and Wales.PCHR called, Monday, on the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison […]

15 Apr

PLO: 2 Months for ICC to Receive Israeli War Crimes and Settlement Files

Nabil Shaath, PLO central committee member and the International commissioner for the organization, said on Sunday that the Palestinian committees working on the Israeli war crimes case will file lawsuit against Israeli occupation authorities at the ICC, in Lahai, within the next two months.Shaath, in a statement to Al Khalij […]

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 […]

03 Feb

Head of UN War Crimes Inquiry Resigns After Israeli Accusations of Pro-Gaza Bias

The head of a UN inquiry into last summer’s Israeli military offensive in Gaza has said he will resign after Israeli allegations of bias, due to consultancy work he did for the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO).William Schabas, a Canadian academic, was appointed last August by the head of the UN […]

25 Jan

War Crimes against Palestinian Prisoners Committed by Israeli Special Units

January 25, 2015 9:38 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

According to the Palestine Detainees Studies Center, special units working in Israeli jails are engaged in war crimes against Palestinian prisoners.WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency reports that, in a Sunday press release, the Center stated that Israeli special units have directly killed at least seven Palestinian prisoners, citing the […]

16 Jan

ICC Probe Into Israeli War Crimes Opened

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, on Friday, opened an initial probe to see if war crimes have been committed against Palestinians, including during last year’s war on Gaza. ‘Today the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine,’ her office announced […]

04 Dec

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 […]

02 Nov

Gaza Strip: War Crimes Documented (VIDEO)

November 2, 2014 4:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

In the wake of the 50-day Israeli assault that devastated the Gaza Strip, reconstruction must not be the only priority, according to the nonprofit organization Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights. All perpetrators of war crimes must be held to account, and Euro-Mid has taken the initial step by completing the […]

25 Sep

Russell Tribunal Looks Into Israeli War Crimes

September 25, 2014 12:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) began an extraordinary session, Wednesday morning, with the aim of addressing Israel’s crimes during the latest aggression on the Gaza Strip.Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, according to the RToP website, the session took place in Brussels, and will present its findings tomorrow, […]

14 Sep

Palestinian MP: Abbas Blocked ICC Bid on Israeli War Crimes

According to the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hasan Khreisha, Fateh party member and defacto president of the country, Mahmoud Abbas, has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court (ICC).Mr. Khreisha told Ma’an that the Palestinian […]

11 Sep

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 […]

24 Jul

Palestinian Envoy to UN Decries Israeli “war crimes”

In an address to the members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday 23 July, Riyad Mansour – Palestine’s representative in the United Nations – decried Israeli “war crimes” and extremist acts of “terror” against the Palestinians, and openly condemned its policies of land confiscation and settlement construction. Mansour […]

23 May

AMNESTY: “Israel, Palestinian Fighters, Committed War Crimes”

AMNESTY International issued a report on the Israeli war on Gaza, in November of 2012, and statedthat its investigations conducted that both Israel and the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, violated international humanitarian law, and committed war crimes.AMNESTY said that Israel’s “Pillar Of Defense” military offensive on Gaza, targeted civilian residential […]

24 Dec

‘Israeli War Crimes’ Ads to Appear in US

December 24, 2010 3:43 AM IMEMC News International, News Report, Non-violent action 0

A group of peace activists based in Seattle, Washington has launched a series of ads on city buses reading ‘Israeli war crimes: Your tax dollars at work’. A poll by a local tv station showed overwhelming support for the ads among respondents.The Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign paid for the large […]

20 Nov

Israel Harbors Fugitive, Wanted For War Crimes in Colombia

November 20, 2010 9:02 PM Saed Bannoura International Politics, Israel, News Report 0

International fugitive, arms trader and death squad leader, Yair Klein, has arrived in Israel a free man, despite warrants for his arrest in Colombia for training the death squads of the notorious Medellin drug cartel.Klein was captured in Russia and held in a Russian prison awaiting extradition to Colombia when […]

11 Nov

Israeli Army Chief Of Staff Asks Palestinians To Testify On War Crimes in Gaza

November 11, 2009 4:37 AM Ghassan Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, said Tuesday that the military is conducting investigations into possible war crimes during the January 2009 war on Gaza. Ashkenazi was qouted by the Israeli online daily Haartez as saying ‘Our criminal investigation division is in the midst of checking 45 complaints.’ He […]

07 Nov

Un General Assembly Urges Israel To Conduct Credible Investigations Into War Crimes In Gaza

The United Nations General Assembly thursday, by a recorded vote of 114 in favour to 18 against, with 44 abstentions, adopted a resolution giving Israel and the Palestinians three months to undertake ‘independent, credible investigations’ into serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law committed during the conflict in […]

30 Oct

British lawyers vow to have Olmert arrested for war crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may face war crimes charges if he enters the United Kingdom.Several British lawyer are working to expand the application of “universal jurisdiction” laws to allow prosecution of war crimes committed anywhere in the world. After the release of a scathing United Nations Report on human […]

29 Oct

European Human Rights Lawyers to sue Israeli officers for war crimes

A number of European lawyers and human rights activities stated that they obtained names of Israeli army officers suspected of committing war crimes during the war against the Gaza Strip earlier this year. The lawyers said they would be filing lawsuits against the officers for committing war crimes against the […]

29 Oct

European Human Rights Lawyers To Sue Israeli Officers For War Crimes

October 29, 2009 5:12 AM Saed Bannoura Feature, International, Israeli attacks 0

A number of European lawyers and human rights activities stated that they obtained names of Israeli army officers suspected of committing war crimes during the war against the Gaza Strip earlier this year. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/oct2009/children_killed.jpg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here A number of European lawyers and human rights activities stated […]

29 Oct

European Human Rights Lawyers To Sue Israeli Officers For War Crimes

October 29, 2009 5:12 AM Saed Bannoura Feature, International, Israeli attacks 0

A number of European lawyers and human rights activities stated that they obtained names of Israeli army officers suspected of committing war crimes during the war against the Gaza Strip earlier this year. 56931 OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/oct2009/children_killed.jpg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here A number of European lawyers and human rights activities […]

11 Aug

Israel attempts to overturn arrest warrants for commanders accused of war crimes

August 11, 2008 8:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel is seeking overturn an order by the National Court of Spain to arrest six Israeli military leaders who have been accused of war crimes. Sources in the Israeli attorney general’s office told the Jerusalem Post that the Israeli government is fighting to overturn the arrest warrants for the six, […]

04 Apr

PCAS accuses Israel of committing war crimes against Gaza patients

April 4, 2008 5:58 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Popular Committee Against Siege (PCAS) issued a statement of Thursday accusing Israel of committing  war crimes against the patients of the Gaza Strip as those patients need medical treatment outside the Gaza Strip but are barred from leaving it.The PCAS stated that a total of 122 patients, including children, […]

04 Apr

A Gaza-based commission accuses Israel of committing ‘war crimes’ against patients

The Gaza-based popular committee for breaking the Israel-enforced siege accused on Thursday Israel of perpetrating a war crime against the patients of Gaza Strip, who are in need of medical care outside the coastal region The accusation came amidts increase of death toll of such patients to 122, due to […]

22 May

Dr. Barghouthi: “Israei is committing war crimes in Gaza”

Palestinian Information Minster and official spokesperson of the Palestinian Unity Government, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, stated on Monday that Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip are tantamount to war crimes and must halt immediately.He stated that the army attempted to assassinate the elected legislator and member of the Hamas movement Khalil […]

14 Oct

Liberal candidate in Canada accuses Israel of war crimes

Top Liberal candidate in Canada, Michael Ignatieff accused Israel of committing war crimes in Lebanon. Ignatieff, a human rights expert and a former Harvard don, said at the weekend that Israel committed a war crime when it bombarded the Lebanese village of Qana in July. His comments prompted an angry […]

27 Sep

B’Tselem Accuses Israeli Army of War Crimes

September 27, 2006 3:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem accused the Isreali Army of war crimes for targeting the main power plant in the Gaza Strip, which has left many without full electricity for the past three months. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in its online edition, that it could take between eight to […]

23 Aug

UN, Amnesty International Reports: Israel Committed War Crimes in Lebanon

August 23, 2006 2:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

The UN Development Agency has reported that Lebanon’s 15-year economic and social recovery from civil war was wiped out in the recent Israeli offensive against Hezbollah.  As well, a report by Amnesty International, whose delegates monitored the fighting in both Israel and Lebanon, was released Wednesday.  It accuses Israel of […]

18 Aug

Israeli government forms investigation committee after allegations of war crimes in Lebanon

August 18, 2006 2:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

As Israeli troops continue their withdrawal from southern Lebanon, Defense Minister Amir Peretz has called for an investigation of Israeli actions during the war, amidst widespread allegations of war crimes by the Israeli army. But many Israeli parliamentarians have criticized Peretz’s involvement in the selection of committee members, saying that […]

09 Aug

International support abounds as hundreds demonstrate against Israeli war crimes in Peru

{mosimage)Hundreds of people from the Palestinian and Arab community in marched in solidarity with the Palestinian and Lebanese people yesterday in the capital city of Lima in South America. Not only do they object to ‘s onslaught of Gaza and , but also the support for both.   Included among […]

08 Aug

Three Moroccan Jews sue Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz for War Crimes

August 8, 2006 3:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

Lawyers for leftist activist Abraham Tsarfati, author Amran al-Malich and human rights group official Zion Asidon filed a petition against Peretz, a Moroccan-born Israeli, to Rabat’s high court. They say the Defense Minister can be tried in Morocco because he was born there and has dual Israeli-Moroccan nationalityThe suit charges […]

05 Aug

International News Safety Institute: attacks on journalists are war crimes

The International News Safety Institute appealed last week to all parties in the current Middle East debacle to respect the safety and security of journalists and other news media staff. Already, several journalists have encountered hostility and others are injured. Fortunately no one has been killed recently, although Israeli forces […]

21 Jul

Palestinian Center for Human Rights releases report detailing Israeli war crimes

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights released a report today calling attention to the 26 Palestinians killed during the past week by Israeli forces. The report highlighted the lack of accountability of Israeli officials committing war crimes, in violation with the Fourth Geneva Convention and specifically, the Protection of Civilian […]

05 Jul

Some World Response:Switzerland, Amnesty, Physicians Condemn Israeli War Crimes

Switzerland said Monday that Israel has been violating international law in its Gaza offensive by heavy destruction and endangering civilians in acts of collective punishment that are banned under the Geneva conventions on the conduct of warfare   "There is no doubt that has not taken the precautions required of […]

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, […]

22 Mar

Israeli former chief of staff may be arrested in Canada for War Crimes

Palestinian groups and leftist activists in have asked the Canadian authorities on Wednesday to arrest the former Israeli Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon as war criminal on entry to the country, Israeli sources reported. The groups argue that Yaalon is a war criminal as head of the Israeli army during […]

27 Feb

Arab member of Israeli parliament refuses police investigation and accuses Israel of war crimes

February 27, 2006 7:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Arab member of the Israeli Knesset and the General Secretary of the Hadash Movement, Mohammad Barakeh, responded Monday to accusations that he had attacked a soldier during an April 2005 protest with an eloquent pronunciation of his innocence, and an indictment of the State of Israel for war crimes against […]

26 Feb

Palestine Observer to UN: Israel Must be Held Responsible for War Crimes, State Terrorism

February 26, 2006 12:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, sent a letter Saturday to the President of the UN Security Council, asking him to hold Israel responsible for "the war crimes, State terrorism and systematic human rights violations committed against the Palestinian people." Dr. Mansour said in […]

25 May

Amnesty charges Israel of war crimes, crimes against humanity

Amnesty International accused Israel of war crimes and crimes against humanity in an annual report published Wednesday morning. The report revealed that during the past year, Israeli army soldiers have killed more than 700 Palestinians and among them over 150 children. According to the report, most of the deaths were […]

10 Sep

PCHR: `“ Israel committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip`

September 10, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian center for Human rights in Gaza accused the army of committing “War Crimes” in its continuous operations in the northern Gaza Strip, killing five residents and wounding 53 residents including children, on Thursday. The centre said in a statement released to the press that soldiers killed on Thursday […]

26 May

Amnesty: Israel commits War Crimes against the Palestinians

The Amnesty Annual report for the year 2003 to be published Wednesday shows that there are 100 children among the 600 Palestinians Israel killed in the year 2003 by the Israeli army. ‘600 Palestinians, most of them were unarmed including 100 children were killed by Israeli military fire. Around 90 […]

19 May

Amnesty Report: Israel is Guilty of War Crimes

guilty of war crimes and grave violations of Geneva Convention inGeorge Rishmawi-IMEMC, May 19, 2004 Amnesty International, the Human Rights Group, has charged Israel guilty of war crimes and grave violations of Geneva Convention in its demolition of a mass number of Palestinian houses in the West Bank and Gaza […]

23 Jun

UN Genocide Official Warned Not to be Complicit in Israel’s Crimes

Pressure has continued to mount on organizers of a major international conference on genocide to move the venue from Jerusalem. On Wednesday, a South African organization announced it was pulling out of the conference, organized by theInternational Network of Genocide Scholars, because of concerns over Israeli abuses of Palestinian human […]

15 Jul

Israeli legislature moves forward with bill to strip citizenship rights for certain crimes

July 15, 2008 6:46 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Internal Affairs Committee of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) has voted to approve a bill that would strip Israelis of their citizenship rights if they are convicted of crimes of treason, espionage, committing acts of violence that the state defines as 'terror' acts, or violating 'national allegiance'. Critics have called […]

04 Aug

PLO : ‘UN Failure to Address Israeli Crimes Against Palestinian Kids Inexcusable’

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured the United Nations for its failure to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youths, arguing that the world body’s falling short of recognizing Israeli crimes against Palestinian children is inexcusable. “This failure […]

01 Aug

Ashrawi: UN Failure to Recognize Israeli Crimes against Palestinian Children Inexcusable

For the fourth year in a row, and despite the urging of several leading human rights organizations and experts, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has failed again to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth, said Hanan Ashrawi, member of […]

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, […]

30 Mar

On 1st Anniversary of Return and Breaking Siege March; PCHR Warns of Further Targeting of Civilians by Israeli Forces

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with deep concern the Israeli forces’ military reinforcements along the border fence with the Gaza Strip, coinciding with the Palestinians’ commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege that will start on Saturday afternoon, […]

03 Mar

Netanyahu Indictments May Amount To Nothing, His Real Crimes Go Unpunished

Shir Hever discusses Netanyahu’s indictment for bribery, malfeasance in office and breach of public trust, as only a fraction of his crimes, his refusal to resign & his attack against the left & the media. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active […]

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 […]

18 Oct

Barghouti Warns of New Offensive on Gaza

Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative Movement MP, Mustafa Barghouti, warned of serious intentions to launch a devastating aggression on the Gaza Strip, by Israeli forces.   Barghouti said, in a press statement, that “Similar to what happened in 2014, Israeli occupation ministers want to use the blood of the […]

18 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

17 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Eviction of Civilians under Occupation Constitutes War Crime

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has warned that transfer of population in an occupied territory constitute war crime. “I have been following with concern the planned eviction of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank. Evacuation by force now appears imminent, and […]

03 Oct

Amnesty: Demolition of Palestinian Village of Khan al-Ahmar is Cruel Blow and War Crime

1 October 2018, 12:15 UTC: AMNESTY International – Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Some 180 […]

25 Sep

PSCC Activists Pass Out Warning Notices to Israeli Soldiers over Khan al-Ahmar Demolition

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, on Monday, carried out an activity in which they handed out “warning” notices to the Israeli civil administration, regarding the consequences of participating in the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, which is considered a crime against humanity by international humanitarian law. Activists put up […]

25 Aug

PLO Official Warns of Arming Israeli Settlers

Tayseer Khaled, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), warned of the reduced terms for Israeli settlers to carry weapons, which was recently approved by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Ardan. Khaled said, in a released statement, that there are currently about 145,000 Israel […]

26 Jul

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 […]

08 Jul

Reporting Israeli Violations Are Crimes: A Personal Account

As a Palestinian whose father was displaced from Al-Ramla, I consider taking part in the Great March of Return a duty. As a journalist, regardless of the dangers, reporting on Israeli violations is my job. On 11 May, I charged my mobile phone, filled my car with petrol, dressed up […]

06 Jul

Assaf: “Legal Battle Is Not Over, Temporarily Halting Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition A Step Forward”

The Head of the Commission Against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, said the Israeli High Court’s decision to temporarily halt the demolition of al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin Palestinian community, east of Jerusalem, is a positive step forward, but added that the legal and political battle to save the […]

23 May

Preliminary ICC Investigation into Israeli Crimes Continues

The International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, responded to a request by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry asking them to investigate Israeli settlement building and alleged war crimes. “Since 16 January 2015, the situation in Palestine has been subject to a preliminary examination in order to ascertain whether the criteria for […]

22 May

Palestinian Officials Refer to ICC for Israeli Crimes and Violations

The State of Palestine, as a party to the Rome Statute, has signed a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The referral should cover all the Israeli crimes and violations committed or to be committed against the people of Palestine, in the past, present and future, said the Higher […]

15 May

UN Observer Calls for Probe into Israeli Crimes in Gaza as US Blocks UNSC Statement

Permanent observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour, Tuesday, called for a transparent and independent investigation into the deadly violence in the Gaza Strip, and said that Palestinians will endorse the results of the investigation in advance. He told the 15 members of the Security Council that Israel is the main […]

20 Apr

Natalie Portman Rejects Israel Prize in Light of its Crimes in Gaza

After decades of egregious human rights violations against Palestinians, Israel’s recent massacre of peaceful protesters in Gaza has made its brand so toxic that even well-known Israeli-American cultural figures, like Natalie Portman, now refuse to blatantly whitewash, or art-wash, Israeli crimes and apartheid policies. The Palestinian-led, Nobel Peace Prize nominated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions […]

16 Jan

Qaraqe’: Detainee Israa Jaabis Victim of Medical Crimes

January 16, 2018 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israa Jaabis, who sustains severe burns, is a victim of the policy of deliberate medical neglect in Israeli jails, said Issa Qaraqe’, head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ affairs. For years, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has been procrastinating carrying out an urgent operation for the Jaabis, despite all complaints and […]

09 Jan

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Settlements, 2014 War on Gaza

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled ‘Operation Protective Edge.’ According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in […]

21 Nov

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

In anticipation of this deal to produce missile systems, Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems had entered into a joint venture with its in Indian partner. (Representative Image: Reuters) Yesterday, media reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense scrapped the $500M deal with Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for […]

26 Sep

B’Tselem: Israel To Commit War Crime Against West Bank Villagers

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan al-Ahmar. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai el-Ad said, according to Days of Palestine: “Following the state’s response submitted earlier today to the [Israeli] High Court of Justice, that the state was […]

24 Jul

UK Banks Profit from Israeli Crimes against Palestinians

A new report from War on Want reveals that some of the UK’s top banks and financial institutions are investing in companies known to supply Israel with weapons and technology used in the oppression of Palestinians. Ryvka Barnard, Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security) Ryvka campaigns against human rights abuses associated […]

28 Jun

Mexico Uses Israeli Spyware to Target Lawyers, Journalists and Activists

“We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people,” says John Ackerman, editor-in-chief of the Mexican Law Review. “We’re being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico.” John M. Ackerman is a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Editor-in-Chief of […]

27 May

Award-Winning South African Filmmaker Cancels Participation in Israeli LGBT Film Festival

South African filmmaker John Trengove on withdrawing from the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival Award-winning South African filmmaker John Trengove canceled his participation in the upcoming Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival (TL​V​Fest). His film, The Wound, is scheduled to be the festival’s opening night film on June 1. In his […]

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07 May

PCHR: “Force-Feeding is War Crime and Perpetrators Will be Prosecuted”

News is coming about the Israeli preparations to commit the force-feeding crime against hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for 20 days. The Israeli media lately announced the Israeli government’s intention to recruit doctors from abroad to force-feed hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. On […]

20 Mar

Life Under Siege: A Child’s Wartime Memories

On Wednesday, 21 August 2014, the Reify family was targeted in their agricultural land located in El-Daraj neighborhood, a densely-populated area of Gaza city. The incident happened on the forty fifth day of the war when many members of the family were together in their land, playing, planting and eating, […]

02 Mar

Adeis: Magistrate Decision on Al-Aqsa Leads Toward Religious War

The Israeli Magistrates Court in Jerusalem has issued a decision regarding the future of Al-Aqsa Mosque, considering it to be a holy place for Jews and that they have the right to pray in it. The Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Yusuf Adeis, stressed that such a decision only […]

23 Feb

Life under Siege: Artist of War

February 23, 2017 6:19 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human Interest, Israeli attacks, Rafah 0

Mohammed Abu Hashish, a young and skilled Gazan sculptor, matured in very harsh conditions due to the occupation. He had to overcome many obstacles and, instead of surrendering, decided to portray his anguish and grief in high-end art pieces. Mohamed was born in Rafah on November 11, 1988 and raised […]

28 Jan

Two and a Half Years On, the Gaza War Claims Another Child Victim

Hani Swairki, 2, stands at the entrance to the trailer where his infant brother, Mohammad, died from cold exposure. (Photo: Swairki family)  Ramallah, January 24, 2016—A newborn died in freezing conditions, in Gaza on January 8, as he slept in a trailer temporarily sheltering his family, after their home was destroyed […]

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 […]

24 Jan

Tzipi Livni to Face Belgian Arrest Warrant

via the BDS National Committee. (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ 23/01/2017 – Brussels  Belgian police have confirmed that they intend to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels, today, for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament […]

08 Dec

Barghouthi: Legitimizing Settlement Outposts a Declaration of War

Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa al-Barghouthi, on Tuesday, said the legitimization of settlement outposts, by the Israeli Knesset, is “a war on the Palestinian people.” In a press statement, the leader of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the misappropriation of private Palestinian land in favor of illegal settlements amounts to “a […]

10 Nov

VIDEO: Quizzed About Israel’s Crimes, US Tries to Change Subject

by Michael F. Brown John Kirby, US State Department spokesperson and self-described “lover of history,” knows “the media pivot.” He can ably transition from uncomfortable political terrain – Israeli wrongdoing – to the preferred territory of criticizing Palestinians living under military occupation. Last week provided Kirby just such an opportunity. […]