Category: International News

Al-Haq Urges Third States to Take Concrete Actions to Halt Israel’s Grave Escalation of Military Raids, Killings, Settler Violence and Collective Punishment in the West Bank

Oct, 19 2022: By Al-Haq independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation: On 18 October 2022, Al-Haq sent an urgent letter to Third States, in light of the recent alarming escalation in…

Al-Haq: “65 Organisations Send a Letter to the New High Commissioner for Human Rights, Urging for Concrete Measures to Ensure Justice and Accountability for the Palestinian People”

Al-Haq: On 17 October 2022, 65 Palestinian, regional and international organisations sent a joint letter to the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Volker Türk, welcoming him in his…

WAFA: “Foreign Ministry Welcomes Australia’s Decision On Jerusalem, Calls For Recognition Of State Of Palestine”

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today welcomed the Australian government’s decision to reverse the decision taken by the previous government recognizing…

WAFA: “Foreign Ministry Welcomes EU Statement Rejecting Israel’s Designation Of Palestinian NGOs As Terrorist Organizations”

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates welcomed this night a statement issued earlier on Tuesday by nine European Union countries rejecting…

Press Release: Palestinian CSOs at the HRC50 Stress that Israeli Settler-Colonialism, Apartheid and Occupation are the Root Causes Impeding Palestinian Development

Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: During the 50th session of the Human Rights Council taking place from 13 June – 8 July 2022, Al-Haq, along with Palestinian Civil Society Organizations (‘CSOs’),…

Barghouthi Welcomes Catalonia’s Decision Recognizing Israel Guilty Of Apartheid

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, welcomed the Catalonian Parliament’s decision recognizing Israel as guilty of apartheid against the Palestinian people. Dr. Barghouthi said the Catalonian…

PCHR: “Impunity No More: Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to Ensure Accountability of War Criminals in oPt”

Ref: 33/2022, Date: 1 April 2022, Time: 13:30 GMT: The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/49/L.26, “Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,…

Israel’s 55-year occupation of Palestinian Territory is apartheid – UN human rights expert

GENEVA (25 March 2022) – A UN expert called today on the international community to accept and adopt the findings in his current report, echoing recent findings by Palestinian, Israeli, and international…

WAFA: “Strengthening Palestinian digital economy requires Israeli removal of current restrictions, says the World Bank”

JERUSALEM, Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (WAFA) – Strengthening the Palestinian digital economy will require the Government of Israel to remove current restrictions and to allocate the needed spectrum for Palestinian…

Amnesty: Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity”

Report By Amnesty International: Israeli authorities must be held accountable for committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today in a damning new report. The investigation details…

WAFA: “A British university reinstates a Palestinian teacher suspended after being targeted by pro-Israel lobbies”

SHEFFIELD, Saturday, January 29, 2022 (WAFA) – Sheffield Hallam University has reinstated Palestinian Ph.D. student lecturer and activist Shahd Abu Salama, suspended from work after she was targeted by pro-Israel…

WAFA: UK-based organizations decry Israel’s designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as ‘terrorist organizations’

LONDON, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – The Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) – Sixteen United Kingdom-based organizations yesterday decried the Israeli occupation authorities’ decision to designate six Palestinian human…

AMNESTY: “Designation of Palestinian civil society groups as terrorists a brazen attack on human rights”

Statement By Amnesty International: The Israeli Defense Ministry on 19 October 2021 issued a military order declaring six Palestinian civil society organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to be “terrorist…

Palestinian PM: “Israel’s Outlawing Human Rights Orgs A Disregard Of International Law”

WAFA News: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has categorically condemned the decision of the Israeli Minister of “Defense” declaring six Palestinian civil society organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to…

WAFA: “UN official voices concern over Israel’s detention of rights defenders”

GENEVA, Thursday, August 12, 2021 (WAFA) – Mary Lawlor, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, expressed concern yesterday over arrests, harassment, criminalization, and threats targeting…

Irish Parliament Condemns Israel’s “de facto annexation” of West Bank and Jerusalem

The Irish Parliament has unanimously passed a motion condemning Israel’s colonial settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem as ‘de facto annexation’. The Palestinian National Authority has hailed this as…

JOINT PRESS RELEASE – THE OBSERVATORY: US government mounts attacks on Palestinian rights movement, dangerously conflating antisemitism and boycott

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Paris-Geneva, 26 November 2020 – The United States (US) Secretary of State announced on 19 November, that the US State Department would designate as “anti-Semitic” organisations that engage…

Amnesty International: State Department’s attack on the BDS movement violates freedom of expression and endangers human rights protection

Amnesty: 19 November 2020, 15:49 UTC Responding to the United States Department of State announcement designating the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as antisemitic and planning to identify organizations…