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Forced Eviction in Sheikh Jarrah

Al-Haq condemns the forced eviction of the Shamasneh family from their home in the Um Haroun area of Sheikh Jarrah. At approximately 5:00 am on 5 September 2017, Israeli forces entered the Um Haroun area and evicted the Shamasneh family from their home. The evicti...

The Aftermath of an Attack: Israel’s Arbitrary and Collective Punishment Measures

On 19 August 2017, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed Qutaiba Zahran, 16, at Za’atara military checkpoint. An eyewitness confirmed that Qutaiba carried out a stabbing attack against an Israeli soldier, and was then shot by another Israeli soldier. Once the...

The Consequences of Israeli Impunity

One month ago, on 21 July, three Palestinians were killed in Jerusalem, two by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) and one by a settler. The killings came in the wake of peaceful protests against Israeli restrictions at Al-Aqsa, which escalated into clashes.  ...

Increase in Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in July 2017

As Palestinians marked fifty years of Israel’s brutal military occupation in June,[1] Israeli violations of international human rights and humanitarian law continued unabashedly into July. Throughout the month, a total of 10 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli ...

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:19

Alhaq Logo Al-Haq attended the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During the General Debate on Item 7: Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, Al-Haq delivered a statement on Israel’s control and exploitation of Palestinian natural resources in the Jordan Valley. Al-Haq highlighted the recent collective punishment measure of reducing water flows to Ein Al-Beida village.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:14

Alhaq Logo 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 high-level Israeli civilian and military officials have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:29

Alhaq Logo (Ramallah, 30 August, 2017) - Al-Haq condemns the ongoing detention of Shadi Nammourah by the Palestinian Authority's General Intelligence Service, in its Jericho detention center. Nammourah is from Dura, near Hebron, and is arbitrarily detained despite having four court orders calling for his release on bail.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:07

Souk-Al-Qatanin-july-2017The majority of the 54 shops inside the historical Souk Al-Qatanin remain unopened since the Israeli authorities closed the Qatanin entrance leading to Al-Haram Al-Sharif (Al-Aqsa compound) on Friday, 14 July 2017. Following the closure of the Old City (14-16 July), only three of the eight entrances leading to Al-Haram Al-Sharif were reopened to worshippers. Israeli authorities, however, installed metal detectors on the three entrances, which worshippers refused to enter through for fear of changes in the status quo.[1] The Qatanin entrance remains closed.[2]

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Attends 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Al-Haq attended the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During the General Debate on Item 7: Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, Al-Haq delivered a state »
Al-Haq attends 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Al-Haq participated in the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, which took place between June 6-23, 2017. Al-Haq's engagement with the Council included a written submission, an »
Al-Haq Brings to Focus Collective Punishment Measures in East Jerusalem at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council
Between 16-20 March 2017, Al-Haq attended the 34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. On 17 March, Al-Haq participated in a side event on “Collective Punishment in Jerusalem”  »
Rights Violations of Farming and Fishing Communities within Gaza Closure in Submission to UN Special Rapporteurs
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Al Mezan) and Al-Haq submitted information to the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Food and on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances and Wastes for their upcomi »

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

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 »
Investigate Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure, Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Urge ICC Prosecutor
22 November 2016, The Hague: Today, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied tw »

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