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Palestinian Security Forces and Agents Forcefully Disperse Peaceful Demonstrators in Ramallah

On Wednesday 13 June 2018, Palestinian security forces and their agents,[1] including officers dressed in civilian clothes, forcefully suppressed and dispersed protestors in Ramallah city centre. On that day, tens of demonstrators, as part of an independent popular mov...

Sham Investigation by Israel’s Military Advocate General into IOF Killing of Razan Al-Najjar

On June 1, 2018, at approximately 6:45 pm, Razan Al-Najjar, 21, a volunteer paramedic with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) was shot in the chest by a live bullet fired by the Israel Occupying Force. At the time, Razan was on duty providing medical aid to ...

Planning to Kill: Israel’s Public and Stated Plans to Commit War Crimes

Since Friday, 30 March 2018 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have held weekly demonstrations protesting Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza and reaffirming Palestinians’ right to return to land forcibly taken from them over the course of Israel’s 70-year occupation.[1]&nbs...

Great Return March: Four Killed, including a Child, and 295 Injured in 11th Week of Peaceful Protests

On Friday, 8 June 2018, the Great Return March entered its 11th week, with Palestinians seeking to end Israel’s unlawful closure and blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has entered its 11th year. The protests also seek Palestinian refugees’ right of return to the their h...

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 13:58

Nabi Samwil is a small Palestinian village located in the West Bank, which has been targeted since 1967 by Israeli officials. Although not included in the expanded municipal boundaries of Jerusalem, it was seen as an area of strategic importance given its proximity to the city. In 1971, near the start of the occupation, Israel demolished the homes of residents, constituting a direct forcible transfer, and in the decades following, continued to implement a variety of policies and practices to create an environment ripe for the indirect forcible transfer of residents.

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 12:28

Volunteer paramedic Razan Al-Najjar, 21, killed by the Israeli occupying forces on 1 June 2018, east of Khuza’a, treats injured Palestinians during the Great Return March For ten weeks, Palestinians have protested as part of the Great Return March, demanding an end to the closure of the Gaza Strip, amounting to unlawful collective punishment, and the realisation of Palestinian refugees’ right of return, as mandated by international law. On Friday, 1 June 2018, for the tenth consecutive week, the Israeli occupying forces violently suppressed peaceful assemblies along the Gaza fence, killing woman volunteer paramedic Razan Ashraf Abd Al-Qader Al-Najjar, 21, and injuring 100 protesters, amongst them 33 by live ammunition. Altogether 13 children were injured in addition to a number of paramedics and journalists.

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Friday, 01 June 2018 11:08

Palestinians protest for 8th consecutive week, east of Al-Breij camp, Gaza Strip – (c) Al-Haq 2018 Since the start of the Great Return March over nine weeks ago, the Israeli occupying forces have killed 129 Palestinians, including 96 in protests, and injured thousands of others, of which a number are in critical condition. Amongst those killed in protests, seven Palestinians have died of injuries sustained by Israeli fire on 14 May 2018 and 15 May 2018, when Palestinians marked 70 years since the Nakba and seven decades of ongoing refugeehood and displacement. The seven Palestinians who died from injuries are:

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:32

Freedom Boat leaves Gaza’s shore at 12:25 pm on 29 May 2018 – (c) Al-Haq 2018 As part of its unlawful closure and blockade on the Gaza Strip, Israel intercepted Gaza’s Freedom boat, which left at 12:25 on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, heading towards Cyprus with 17 Palestinians on board, including patients and injured Palestinians from Gaza’s Great Return March, in a peaceful attempt to lift the unlawful 11-year Israeli closure, and to facilitate travel for medical treatment outside of Gaza. The Israeli occupying forces’ navy intercepted the Freedom boat around 4:00 pm at some 14 nautical miles off Gaza’s shore, with four Israeli warships encircling it for almost an hour, reportedly firing warning shots, before intercepting and capturing the boat.

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UN Advocacy

Israel’s Deliberate Denial of Entry to United Nations Special Rapporteur Mr. Michael Lynk Intended to Frustrate United Nations Human Rights Monitoring
Al-Haq is deeply concerned by Israel’s continued denial of entry to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Mr. Michael »
Al-Haq Submits Urgent Appeal to UN on Planned Destruction of Khan Al-Ahmar
On Monday, 28 May 2018, Al-Haq sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations special rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right »
Palestinian Human Organizations Condemn Israel’s Unremitting Attempts to Silence Them
In a new development that reveals the State of Israel’s direct official involvement in smear campaigns against Palestinian human rights organizations and their European partners, the Israeli Minist »
Al-Haq Attends 28th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Situation in Palestine, Calls for Accountability
Since 30 March 2018, the Israeli occupying forces have shot and killed 117 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, escalating its assaults on Palestinians there and suppressing the peaceful Great Return Marc »

EU Advocacy

Al-Haq Sends A Letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Regarding the EU Response to the Mass Killings in the Occupied Gaza Strip
On 15 May 2018, Al-Haq sent a letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, to provide information on the »
Letters Sent to European Union Member States and the European Union Representative to Individually and Publicly Clarify Positions on the Relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem; and the European Union to take action against Czech Republic, Ro
On Saturday 12 May 2018, in letters sent to European Union (EU) Member States, Al-Haq called on States to explain their positions on the United States embassy relocation in light of the failure of th »
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 »

ICC Advocacy

State of Palestine Submits State Referral to the ICC
On 22 May 2018, the State of Palestine referred the situation in Palestine to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in accordance with Article 14 of the ICC Statute.  In submitting »
Al-Haq Condemns War Crimes Committed during Great Return March in the Gaza Strip, Urges International Criminal Court to Open Investigation
In an interview with the Real News Network, Al-Haq condemned, Wednesday, 25 April 2018, the continued impunity for war crimes committed by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) during the Great Return M »
“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 »

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