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Palestinian Families Evicted for Israeli Military Trainings

The Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) regularly force Palestinian families from their homes and agricultural lands in the Jordan Valley, using their property for IOF military training in the use of machines, such as tanks, armored vehicles, and weapons. Prior to these tra...

15 May 2018: Wilful Killing of Two Palestinians, including a Child, and Injury of 78 in Nakba Day Protests in the Gaza Strip

Protests continued in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, marking 70 years since the Nakba, and calling for an end to Israel’s unlawful closure of the Gaza Strip and the realisation of Palestinian refugees’ right of return. The Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF), as in...

Quashing Assembly: Violent ‘Jerusalem Day’ Celebrations as Israeli Mobs Parade Through Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

On 13 May 2018, Israelis ‘celebrated’the so-called Jerusalem Day by organizing a mass parade through Jerusalem, culminating in the parades entry into the Old City through Damascus Gate in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). To allow for the Israeli crowds to proc...

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 mass killing and injury of Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip on...

Thursday, 17 May 2018 23:50

In light of the recent mass killing of civilians in occupied Palestine, the undersigned 95 organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently launch an independent investigation into violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, occurring in the context of the "March of Great Return" and Nakba protests.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:48

Palestinians participate in eighth week of Great Return March protests on 14 May 2018, east of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis – Al-Haq (c) 2018.As the Great Return March entered its eighth consecutive week in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) continued to use the same shoot-to-kill and shoot-to-disable policy previously documented by Al-Haq.[1] In an egregious display of excessive use of force, including lethal force, against thousands of peaceful Palestinian protesters, the IOF killed 59 Palestinians, including seven children, a person with disability, and injured 1,861 Palestinians, including 314 children and 88 women, amongst them 1,286 injured by live fire, of which 70 injuries were described as critical. Overall, the IOF have killed 101 Palestinians since the launch of the Great Return March protests on 30 March 2018.[2]

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:08

58 Palestinians killed during Great Return March protests in the Gaza Strip on 14 May 2018, as United States unlawfully relocates its embassy to Jerusalem – Al-Haq (c) 2018. The eve of the seventieth anniversary of the Nakba marked the opening of the United States (US) embassy in Jerusalem, unlawfully relocated from Tel Aviv following the 6 December 2017 announcement by US President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. On Monday, 14 May 2018, Israel’s annexation of Jerusalem was entrenched and endorsed by the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem, in violation of Article 2(4) of the Charter of the United Nations on the prohibition of annexation, a general principle of international law and in breach of the Israel’s obligations as Occupying Power under Article 47 of the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect the occupied Palestinian population against any measures “by any annexation by the latter of the whole or part of the occupied territory”.

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Monday, 14 May 2018 14:34 Dr. Isam Abdeen

Factual Overview

The measures taken by the Palestinian Authority to cut the salaries of public sector employees in the Gaza Strip, and other measures that have affected the residents of the Gaza Strip since March 2017, began with the announcement of the formation of the administrative committee to manage the situation in the Gaza Strip. This derived from the continued failure of the internal reconciliation efforts, in an attempt to pressure Hamas to end its control over Gaza.

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UN Advocacy

Palestinian human rights groups urge UN to take action, call on IOF to refrain from using force against protesters
Ahead of 70th commemoration of the Nakba and US embassy move, Al-Haq, Adalah, and Al Mezan submit open letter to the UN Palestinian human rights organizations Al-Haq, Adalah, and Al Mezan submitted »
Al-Haq Submits Communication to the UN Special Procedures on Israel's Attacks against Peaceful Protesters in the Gaza Strip
During Friday’s peaceful march, the Israeli Occupying Forces deliberately shot civilian protesters in the head, stomach, neck, and face, despite them posing no imminent threat to the lives of fully »
Al-Haq Attends 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Al-Haq attended the 37th regular session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, which was concluded on 23 March 2018 with the adoption of five resolutions under agenda item 7: human rights »
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 »

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

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 »
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 »

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