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Update: 59th Great Return March

On 24 May 2019 Palestinians in Gaza once again protested in the Great Return March demanding an end to Israel’s unlawful prolonged occupation, 11-year closure of the Gaza Strip and denial of Palestinian refugees’ right of return. Due to the heat, with temperatures reach...

Update: The 58th Great Return March and Nakba Day Protests Israel Kills One Palestinian and Injures 182 Palestinians, Including 56 Children

Nakba Day Protests, 15 May 2019 On 15 May 2019, thousands of Palestinian protesters, including women, youth, children, elderly and families, protested in the five return camps near the fence across the Gaza Strip, in commemoration of Nakba Day, reaffirming the right of...

Al-Haq’s Reasons in Support of an International Treaty on the Right to Development

On April 30, 2019, Al-Haq submitted to the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee[1] reasons in support of an international treaty on the right to development, which seeks to highlight why this treaty is crucial for the occupied Palestinian...

Israeli Occupying Forces Kill 21 Palestinians in March 2019 - Al-Haq Field Report March 2019

21 Palestinian, including five children, killed. Of these, one was killed by an unidentified explosive object. 23 structures, homes and public and private properties demolished. 54 people, including 23 children and two persons with disabilities, displaced. ...

Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:57 Date: 19 June 2019

Al-Haq Participates in the 8th Annual Summit on Human Rights in the Digital AgeBetween 11 and 14 June 2019, Al-Haq participated at RightsCon 2019, the 8th Annual Summit on Human Rights in the Digital Age, which was held in Tunis, Tunisia, and was attended by nearly three thousand participants from around the world, representing civil society groups, international organisations, and multinational corporations working in the field of digital rights. Al-Haq’s delegation to RightsCon 2019 included legal researcher Rania Muhareb and Dr. Isam Abdeen, Head of Local and Regional Advocacy at Al-Haq, who participated on Thursday, 13 June 2019, in a session titled “The Palestinian Cause for Digital Freedom” organised by 7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media.

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Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:44 Date: 19 June 2019

Credit: Photograph of Abdallah Lua’y Ghaith, 15, IMEMC News copyright 2019.(2)Between 29 May and 9 June 2019, Al-Haq monitored and documented the killing of three Palestinians across the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The killing of Abdallah Lua’y Ghaith, Yousef Wajih,[1] and Muhammad Subhi Al-Judeili represent Israel’s unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against the occupied Palestinian population, depriving them inter alia of the right to life and bodily integrity.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:22 Date: 19 June 2019

During the 60th and 61st Great Return March protests, on 31 May and 14 June 2019, hundreds of Palestinians, including women, children, young men, and families, gathered between 4:00 and 7:00 pm in the five return camps established by the National Authority for the Return March. Protesters organized popular and folkloric activities in the return camps and surrounding areas, chanted national slogans, and raised Palestinian flags, while dozens of protestors, including women, children and youths, gathered at a distance of 50-300 meters from the fence, while Israeli snipers were stationed behind the hills and sand blocks, inside military towers and military enclaves behind the fence on the other side. Some of the protesters threw stones at Israeli forces, while the latter fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the protestors.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:02 Date: 19 June 2019

Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs Campaign of Institutionalised Harassment Continues with the Alleged Closure of Palestinian NGOs’ Financial AccountsOn Monday, 10 June 2019, Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs (MSA) claimed to have succeeded in efforts to convince banks to in Europe and the United States close  30 financial accounts associated with Palestinian NGOs, allegedly including those of Al-Haq.[1] It should be noted that Al-Haq, as an organisation does not hold credit card accounts and therefore despite the sweeping claims articulated by the MSA, there was never an account open, that could be closed to begin with. The Israeli Minister for Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan, smeared human rights NGOs who document and monitor human rights violations committed by the Israeli occupying authorities and forces against the Palestinian population stating, “we have revealed that the supposed ‘human rights’ NGOs are, in reality, filled with antisemitic operatives with deep ties to terrorist groups fixated on destroying the State of Israel.”[2]

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq’s Reasons in Support of an International Treaty on the Right to Development
On April 30, 2019, Al-Haq submitted to the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee[1] reasons in support of an international treaty on the right to development, which seek »
Six Human Rights Organisations Submit an Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on Israel’s Imminent Deportation of Palestinian Jerusalemite
On Friday, 26 April 2019, Al-Haq, along with Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), Community Action Center (Al-Quds University), C »
Palestinian, Regional, and International Civil Society Call for Action Ahead of One-Year Commemoration of Great Return March
“Should our calls for the protection of Palestinian protesters remain unanswered, the international community will have sided with impunity over accountability. It is time to implement the recommend »
Warning on Annexation
On 4 April 2019, Al-Haq participated in the United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine on the theme of “The threat of de facto annexation- What next for Palestine?” The objective of the For »

EU Advocacy

Al-Haq Calls on the European Union to Withdraw its Recent Statement on Gaza and Apologize to Palestinian Victims
Al-Haq has received with alarm the statement, dated 5 May 2019, by European Union (EU) High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the continuing Gaza escalation,[1] in which the E »
Three reasons why the European Union should support the United Nations Database on businesses activities related to Israeli settlements
JOINT NGO POSITION PAPER The undersigned human rights organisations stress the utmost importance of European Union (EU) and Member States supporting the United Nations (UN) Database on businesses ope »
Joint letter from civil society organisations urging for the immediate lifting of Gaza blockade
EuroMed Rights, together with 22 International, European, Israeli and Palestinian human rights and development organisations, sent a joint letter yesterday to call on the European Union to urge Israe »
Brief in Support of Unilateral Action by a European Union Member State to Prohibit the Importation of Israeli Settlement Goods
In light of 70 years of the ongoing Nakba, 51 years of occupation, and rapid acceleration of Israel's unlawful settler colonial enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory, Al-Haq calls on Membe »

ICC Advocacy

Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit File to ICC Prosecutor: Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources
Today, on 26 October 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli offic »
Al-Haq Reaffirms its Support of the ICC and Condemns Attempts to Infringe on its Independence and Punish the PLO
On 10 September 2018, the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton, in an address to the Federalist Society on “Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International »
END IMPUNITY AND OPEN INVESTIGATION ON PALESTINE
Dear Madam Prosecutor, Today, on 17 September 2018,  25 civil society organisations including coalitions urge you to urgently open an investigation into the Situation in Palestine. The Interna »
ICC Chamber Orders Outreach To Palestinian Victims and Affected Communities
On 13 July 2018, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court issued a public decision ordering the Registry “to establish, as soon as practicable, a system of public information and o »
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