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Draconian Arrests for Facebook Posts and Prosecution in Kangaroo Court

Khalid Rashad Shbeita, 39, was detained on 8 July 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm, from his home in ‘Azzoun, Qalqiliya, for expressing his opinion and criticizing the Palestinian Authority on social media. He was detained on the basis of an arrest warrant issued against ...

Gaza: Dialysis Patients Face Death and Denial of Medical Transfer Causes Death, Violates Right to Life and Amounts to Inhuman, Cruel, Degrading Treatment

On 29 January 2018, health services in hospitals in the Gaza Strip were suspended due to chronic fuel shortages.1 Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health (MoH), reported that “Gaza's health system is on the verge of collapse as hospitals in the besiege...

Six Palestinians Killed in January as Israel Continues to Employ Excessive Use of Force in the OPT

In December 2017, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) killed 13 Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). In January 2018, the IOF continued to use excessive and disproportionate force against Palestinians, with Al-Haq documenting the killing of six Pale...

Civil Society Organisations Demand that the Law by Decree on the High Criminal Court be Repealed

Representing over 200 civil society organisations, the Civil Coalition for Control of the Legislative Process, Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC), Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO), and Coalition for Economic and Social Rights held a broad-based meeti...

Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:36

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 of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released in January 2018 with regards to producing a Database of all business enterprises engaged in certain specified activities related to the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) in accordance with Human Rights Council Resolution 31/36.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:02 - [29 January - 6 February] - Ref.: 27/2018
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Alhaq Logo Between 9 January 2018 and 6 February 2018, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) orchestrated a campaign of collective punishment measures across Jenin and Nablus. On 9 January 2018, Palestinians opened fire at an Israeli settler vehicle near the settlement of Jifat Gilead, south of Nablus, killing settler Raziel Ben Elana, 35. Following the incident, the IOF confiscated surveillance cameras along the road connecting Nablus and Jenin, including Hadad, Qabatiya, and Al-Yamoun villages in Jenin, among other locations.

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Monday, 05 February 2018 10:36

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, Al-Haq organized an event for the launch of its two latest reports on Israel’s policies in the Jordan Valley. The event took place in the village of Al-Fasayel in the Jordan Valley and was attended by representatives from international diplomatic missions, a wide range of local and international human rights and research organizations, as well as community members from Al-Hadidiya in the Jordan Valley.

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:43

On 23 January 2018, Israel underwent its 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The UPR is a process providing for the periodic review of UN Member States’ human rights records, which includes an onus on the reviewed State to present steps that they have taken to implement the recommendations received in previous reviews, in addition to highlighting human rights developments in their jurisdiction

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UN Advocacy

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 »
Al-Haq Welcomes Member States’ Recommendations during Israel’s 3rd UPR and Calls for Action and Immediate Implementation
On 23 January 2018, Israel underwent its 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The UPR is a process providing for the periodic review of UN Member States’ human »
Al-Haq Participates in the UPR Pre-Sessions in Geneva
On 13 December 2017, Al-Haq participated in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Pre-sessions ahead of the 29th UPR Working Group session on Israel in January 2018. The Pre-sessions offer Civil Societ »

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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