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Targeting of Health Facilities in the Gaza Strip May Amount to War Crimes

Since the beginning of “Operation Protective Edge”, Israel has damaged at least 18 health facilities in the Gaza Strip. On 12 July, Al-Rahma Association for the Disabled in the district of North Gaza was struck by a missile, killing Suha Abu Sa’da, 39, and ‘Ola Wishahi,...

Nineteen year old Palestinian Killed Due to Excessive Use of Force by Israeli Soldiers

On Monday 14 July, Munir Ahmad al-Badarin, 19, was shot and killed by Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) while on his way to throw stones at Israeli vehicles passing by on Road 60, west of al-Sammou’ town, in Hebron. At approximately 5:45 A.M., Munir, along with eight othe...

An Open Letter from Al-Haq to the Media on “Operation Protective Edge”

On 8 July Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip followed, on 17 July, by an ongoing ground invasion. Reminiscent of “Operation Cast Lead” in December 2008 to January 2009 and “Operation Pillar of Defense” in November 2012, there have been violati...

Human Rights Council Special Session on Palestine: the EU must not repeat past mistakes regarding Israeli military attacks against the Gaza Strip

Baroness Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ambassadors to the EU Political and Security Committee Chair of the Council’s Working Party on Human Rights Chair of the Council’s United Nations’ Working Party   Your Excellencies, C...

Friday, 25 July 2014 12:43 Shawan Jabarin

The following op-ed was published on 25 July 2014 in The Independent

shawan_jabarin-GM-AlhaqToday the world watches as the latest round of violent escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolds. It is incumbent upon me as the General Director of Al-Haq, the first Palestinian human rights organization, to once again raise the root cause of this violence, whether it is in the Gaza Strip or the West Bank, and whether it is Palestinians or Israelis being killed by missiles or through abductions. 

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Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:38 Ref No.: 67/2014

gaza-under-fireAs a Palestinian human rights organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq is extremely concerned by the growing number of civilian deaths and property destruction arising out of the most recent round of hostilities in the occupied Gaza Strip. Between 6 July and 9 July 2014, Al-Haq has documented the killing of 22 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children. In addition, at least 170 Palestinians have been injured. Statements by Israeli officials indicate an intent to expand their military operation in the Gaza Strip, code named ‘Operation Protective Edge’, which will likely result in more death and destruction. 

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Saturday, 05 July 2014 09:24

FIDHlogowebFIDH condemns grave human rights violations including acts that amount to collective punishment that have occurred in the West Bank and Gaza strip since the kidnaping and the killing of three Israeli teenagers.

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Delivers Oral Statement at 26th Session of Human Rights Council under Item 7
Mr. Vice President, Distinguished Members of the Council, Following the recent disappearance of three Israeli settlers, Israel has killed four Palestinians, including one child. A fifth Palestinian r »
Human Rights Council Adopts all Four Resolutions on Palestine
On 28 March, the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted all four resolutions relating to Palestine submitted under Item 7, with 46 States voting in favour and only the United States against. The resolutio »
Al-Haq Attends Open Consultation on Development of States’ National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights at the United Nations
On Thursday 20 February Al-Haq attended the Open Consultation on the development of States’ (NAPs) Plans on Business and Human Rights, organised bythe Working Group on Business and Human Rights (the »
Al-Haq Attends the Second Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
On Tuesday 3 December Al-Haq, in conjunction with Franciscans International, Act Alliance, MISEREOR, FASTENOPFER and the Centre Catholique International Geneve will host a side event entitled "Address »
Universal Periodic Review of Israel
Today, 29 October, Israel will undergo its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The UPR is a peer review of the human rights record in each of the 193 member s »

EU Advocacy

Human Rights Council Special Session on Palestine: the EU must not repeat past mistakes regarding Israeli military attacks against the Gaza Strip
Baroness Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ambassadors to the EU Political and Security Committee Chair of the Council’s Working Party on Human Rights Chair of t »
PHROC Open Letter regarding the EU’s responsibility to stop Israel’s targeting of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip
Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ambassadors of the EU Political and Security Committee   Your Excellencies, On 8 July 2014, the Europ »
PHROC Joint Open Letter to the EU High Representative regarding Collective Punishment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory during Operation Brothers’ Keeper
Baroness Catherine Ashton High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy The European Union   Dear EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, On 12 June 201 »
Israel: Force-feed to Stifle Resistance, the EU must Take Action!
As Israel rushes through a new law allowing force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners and detainees, the EU and the International community, must condemn the proposed law and urge Israel to end admin »
Al-Haq Welcomes Decision by Dutch Company Vitens NV to Terminate its Collaboration with the Israeli National Water Company Mekorot
Today, Al-Haq sent a letter to the Dutch company Vitens NV warmly welcoming its decision to terminate its collaboration with the Israeli national water company Mekorot. Al-Haq particularly commended V »

War On Gaza

Targeting of Health Facilities in the Gaza Strip May Amount to War Crimes
Since the beginning of “Operation Protective Edge”, Israel has damaged at least 18 health facilities in the Gaza Strip. On 12 July, Al-Rahma Association for the Disabled in the district of North G »
An Open Letter from Al-Haq to the Media on “Operation Protective Edge”
On 8 July Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip followed, on 17 July, by an ongoing ground invasion. Reminiscent of “Operation Cast Lead” in December 2008 to January 20 »
Al-Haq Condemns Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Gaza Beach, Killing Four Palestinian Children
At approximately 3:30 pm yesterday, 16 July, an Israeli attack on the Gaza City harbour killed four Palestinian children: Zakariya 'Ahed Subhi Bakr, 10; Muhammad Ramez 'Ezzat Bakr, 11; Ismail Muhammad »
Israel-OPT: A New Cycle of Violence whose Targets are Civilians
The increased targeting of civilians and civilian objects in Israel‘s military operation in the Gaza Strip, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” is unacceptable. EMHRN and FIDH call on the EU to »
Al-Haq Demands that Israel immediately ceases its Indiscriminate Attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip
As a Palestinian human rights organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq is extremely concerned by the growing number of »
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