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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. ...

56th Great Return March Protest: Israeli Occupying Force (IOF) Injures 110 Palestinians, including 39 Children, four Medical Personnel, and one Journalist

For the 56th consecutive week, Palestinians in Gaza continue to take part in the weekly Great Return March protest, demanding an end to Israel's unlawful prolonged occupation, the 11-year closure on the Gaza Strip and denial of their right as refugees to return. On Fr...

Monday, 20 May 2019 08:17 Date: 18 May 2019

Great Return March Focus: 17-Year-Old Palestinian Killed with Israeli Unidentified Explosive GrenadeOn 30 March 2019, during the One-Year Commemoration of the Great Return March (GRM), the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) shot and killed Adham Nidal Omara, 17, a resident of Al-Sha’af neighbourhood, east of Gaza city, with a 40 mm explosive green cylindrical grenade. The grenade hit Adham in the lower face, completely destroying and disfiguring his face and eventually killing him.

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 09:08 Date: 18 May 2019

Al-Haq Concludes Advocacy Mission in the United StatesBetween 6 and 10 May 2019, Al-Haq carried out a series of meetings and briefings, along with partner organisations in the United States (U.S.), with the United Nations (UN) offices, diplomats and U.S. Congressional offices. On Monday, 6 May 2019, Al-Haq, along with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), briefed approximately 20 Member States of the European Union (EU) Delegation to the UN in New York on the continued violations committed against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including in regards to the Great Return March, the prolonged closure and continued military offensives carried out against Palestinians therein. Al-Haq highlighted the plight of Palestinians in realising their basic rights, including the right to life, dignity, and an adequate standard of living, persistently denied as a result of Israel’s prolonged military occupation. Al-Haq also highlighted the role that the EU should take in ensuring accountability, particularly for acts committed by Israel during the Great Return March which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Saturday, 18 May 2019 08:51

As a New “Peace Plan” Looms, the International Community must Stand Against Israel-US Annexation StrategyA year ago, the United States (U.S.) opened its embassy in occupied Jerusalem after moving it from Tel Aviv. The move was preceded by U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, running counter to decades of established U.S. policy and peremptory rules of international law. Since that time, and as the international community anticipates the upcoming release of a new U.S. Middle East peace plan, the U.S. has also recognized Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan, and has remained silent[1] as to possible action should Israel annex the occupied West Bank, as threatened by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during the 2019 election campaign.

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Friday, 17 May 2019 00:43

Paris, le 16 mai 2019 – A l’issue d’une intense campagne de mobilisation, nos organisations se félicitent aujourd’hui du retrait d’ALSTOM de l’appel d’offre pour l’extension du réseau de tramway à Jérusalem-Est, outil de la politique de colonisation et d’annexion israélienne à Jérusalem. Après le retrait en juin de Systra, filiale de la SNCF et de la RATP, nous demandons à la dernière entreprise française historiquement impliquée dans le projet : la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations via sa filiale EGIS, de s’en retirer pour ne pas se rendre complice de violations du droit international. Nous demandons à l’État de jouer son rôle au titre de ses responsabilités en matière de relations internationales comme d’investisseur.

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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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