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Impunity Prevails Once Again: Israeli Court Sentences IOF Killer of Nadim Nuwwara to Nine Months Imprisonment

On Tuesday 25 April 2018, the Israeli District Court in Jerusalem sentenced Israeli ‘border policeman’, Ben Deri, to nine months imprisonment and a 50,000 Shekel-fine (approximately USD 14,285) for the killing of 17-year-old Nadim Nuwwara four years ago, on 15 May 2014...

Continuing Impunity for Israeli Settlers: One Palestinian killed, Property Vandalized in the West Bank

Since 1967, Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise has spread throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), primarily in the West Bank, including in East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip until 2005,[1] on appropriated and confiscated private and public Palestinian ...

Palestinian Prisoner's Day: Israel's Use of Arbitrary Detention as a Tool of Repression and Control of Palestinians

Another year has gone by in which Israel has used mass arbitrary detentions and arrests as a tool of repression and control of the occupied Palestinian people. This April 17th, as once again we marked Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, Addameer recorded 6,050 Palestinian poli...

Israel Deliberately Injures and Maims Palestinian Civilians, Prevents Evacuation of Wounded, and Denies Access to Vital Healthcare Facilities Outside the Gaza Strip

Since the beginning of the Great Return March protests on 30 March 2018 in commemoration of Land Day, to reaffirm the right of Palestinian refugees to return, and in protest of Israel’s prolonged closure of the Gaza Strip, 28[1] Palestinians have been killed by the Isr...

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:18

On 23 April 2018, Al-Haq sent an urgent letter to the Palestinian Minister of Finance, Shukri Bishara, expressing its deep concern regarding the non-payment of salaries for the 62,000 civil and military employees in the Gaza Strip. The letter calls on the Minister to immediately pay the salaries and clarify the causes of delay. In the same letter, Al-Haq pointed out that the salaries of public servants in the West Bank have been transferred to their bank accounts since 9 April 2018.

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 14:05

Palestinians participate in fourth week of protests as part of the Great Return March, Gaza Strip, 20 April 2018. Photo: Al-Haq 2018. For the fourth week, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip gathered to protest as part of the Great Return March, on Friday, 20 April 2018. As in the past three weeks,[1] the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) used excessive force, including lethal force, to suppress peaceful Palestinian assemblies of thousands of civilian protesters, including women and children, firing live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the crowds and in open spaces. On 20 April 2018, the IOF killed four Palestinian protesters, including a 14-year-old child, while they posed no imminent threat to the IOF, and injured 252 protesters, including 184 by live ammunition. Among the injured, 41 were children and six were women. In addition, field medical staff treated hundreds of cases of suffocation from tear gas inhalation.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:40 - Ref Number: 62/2018

On Friday, 13 April 2018, as Palestinians continued to peacefully protest their right of return and against the Israeli-imposed closure of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) continued to deliberately employ excessive and lethal force against them. Since the Great Return March began on 30 March 2018, the IOF has killed 28 Palestinians, including one journalist,[1] and injured over 3,400, including hundreds with live ammunition. In addition to the 28 killed during protests, the IOF has killed seven other Palestinians in a number of ancillary unilateral attacks in Gaza since 30 March. On 13 April alone, the IOF killed one Palestinian during protests and injured 968, including at least 17 paramedics.

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Monday, 09 April 2018 08:16

@alwatan On 6 April 2018, Israeli forces killed 9 Palestinians, including 8 peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip, and injured at least 795 others. Approximately 20,000 Palestinians participated in the second of the “Great Return March” protests that began on Friday, 30 March 2018, against Israel’s continued 11-year closure of the Gaza Strip, its ongoing occupation of the Palestinian Territory, and its persistent denial of Palestinian refugees’ right of return as part of the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Submits Communication to the UN Special Procedures on Israel's Attacks against Peaceful Protesters in the Gaza Strip
During Friday’s peaceful march, the Israeli Occupying Forces deliberately shot civilian protesters in the head, stomach, neck, and face, despite them posing no imminent threat to the lives of fully »
Al-Haq Attends 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Al-Haq attended the 37th regular session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, which was concluded on 23 March 2018 with the adoption of five resolutions under agenda item 7: human rights »
Joint Open Letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights
On 22 February 2018, 33 international, regional and Palestinian organisations sent a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, welcoming the report of the Office »
Palestinian Organizations Support Release of UN Database Report and Call for Third State Action to End Corporate Complicity in Occupation
In March 2018, during the 37th Human Rights Council session in Geneva, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to present a report under Human Rights C »

EU Advocacy

Convening an EU-Israel Association Council now risks rewarding violations of international law
On 7 February 2017, EuroMed Rights sent a letter and submission to the EU and the 28 Ministers of Foreign Affairs warning against the risks of convening an EU-Israel Association Council and further de »
Al-Haq welcomes France’s move to label settlement products, but calls for stronger action
On November 24, 2016 France issued a notice regarding the labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the occupied Golan Heights. The notice comes ove »
Palestinian Civil Society Meets European Union Parliament Delegation to Discuss Human Rights Situation in the OPT
On 10 February 2016, Palestinian civil society organisations (Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Independent Commission for Human Rights, Defence for Children International - »
Strengthening the European Union’s involvement at the United Nations Human Rights Council: Standing Agenda Item 7
The Human Rights Council (Council) has included Item 7, entitled “the Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories”, in its agenda since its creation in 2006. The agenda »

ICC Advocacy

“Four Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Submit File to the ICC Prosecutor: Israel is Unable and Unwilling to Conduct Genuine Investigations and Prosecutions”
New York – Four Palestinian human rights organizations: The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights and Al Haq, submitted their »
Palästinensische Menschenrechtsorganisationen legen dem IStGH Ankläger Beweise für im Westjordanland begangene Verbrechen vor
Den Haag, 20. September 2017: Heute haben vier palästinensische Menschenrechtsorganisationen dem Staatsanwalt des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs ihre vierte substanzielle Mitteilung vorgeleg »
Les organisations des droits humains palestiniennes présentent des preuves à la Procureure de la Cour pénale internationale sur des crimes commis en Cisjordanie
La Haye, 20 septembre 2017: Aujourd'hui, quatre organisations palestiniennes de défense des droits humains ont soumis leur quatrième communication à la Procureure de la Cour pénale internationale »
Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit Evidence to the ICC Prosecutor on Crimes Committed in West Bank
The Hague, 20 September 2017: Today, four Palestinian human rights organisations submitted their fourth substantive communication to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, alleging that »

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