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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 Israel to immediately and unconditionally lift the closure and blockade of ...

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 outreach activities for the benefit of the victims and affected communiti...

Al-Haq Welcomes Ireland’s Seanad Vote in Support of Banning the Import of Unlawful Israeli Settlement Products

Ramallah, 11 July 2018 – Al-Haq welcomes the passing of the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018, in Ireland’s upper house, Seanad Éireann, proposed by Senator Frances Black and the Seanad Civil Engagement Group, which provides for the banning ...

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 Member States of the European Union to prohibit the import of unlawful Isra...

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 08:33 - [29 June 2018 – 6 July 2018]

Friday, 29 June 2018

Since 30 March 2018, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) has been systematically targeting protected Palestinian civilians during peaceful demonstrations in the Gaza Strip.1 On 29 June 2018, the IOF continued to use excessive force against peaceful demonstrators participating in the Great Return March for the 14th consecutive week, killing two Palestinians by live ammunition and injuring 124.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:58

On June 1, 2018, at approximately 6:45 pm, Razan Al-Najjar, 21, a volunteer paramedic with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) was shot in the chest by a live bullet fired by the Israel Occupying Force. At the time, Razan was on duty providing medical aid to injured Palestinians, at a distance of about 100 meters from the barbed wire fence, east of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. Footage released by the Palestinian Health Ministry shows al-Najjar as part of a group of paramedics approaching the fence, clearly distinguishable wearing medics white coats, with their hands raised in the air.[1]

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Monday, 11 June 2018 08:53

Since Friday, 30 March 2018 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have held weekly demonstrations protesting Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza and reaffirming Palestinians’ right to return to land forcibly taken from them over the course of Israel’s 70-year occupation.[1]  For 11 weeks, men, women, and children have peacefully marched along the border areas between Gaza and Israel.[2]  The Israeli occupying forces have responded to these protests by deploying heavily armed soldiers and snipers to the fence, targeting unarmed Palestinians with live ammunition and tear gas.

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:55

Palestinians participate in 11th Great Return March protests, east of Gaza City – Al-Haq (c) 2018. On Friday, 8 June 2018, the Great Return March entered its 11th week, with Palestinians seeking to end Israel’s unlawful closure and blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has entered its 11th year. The protests also seek Palestinian refugees’ right of return to the their homes and property in their cities and towns of origin, from which they were expelled 70 years ago. The Israeli occupying forces, despite overwhelming international condemnation, continued to use excessive, disproportionate, and unnecessary force against unarmed Palestinian protesters. On Friday, four Palestinians were killed, including a child, and 295 more were injured, including 142 injured by live ammunition. Amongst the injured were 42 children, 15 women, three journalists, and four paramedics, as a result of the Israeli occupying forces’ use of live ammunition, rubber bullets, and the firing of gas canisters at protesters. The four Palestinians who were killed on Friday, 8 June 2018, during the 11th Great Return March protests are:

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Delivers Oral Statement at the 38th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Palestinian Women Human Rights Defenders Facing Online Violence
On 22 June 2018, Al-Haq delivered a statement at the 38th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women. Al-Haq present »
Al-Haq and Addameer outline why agenda Item 7 is critical for human rights in the OPT
On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the United States (US) announced its intention to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), citing anti-Israel bias. US Ambassador to the United Nations (U »
Israel’s Deliberate Denial of Entry to United Nations Special Rapporteur Mr. Michael Lynk Intended to Frustrate United Nations Human Rights Monitoring
Al-Haq is deeply concerned by Israel’s continued denial of entry to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Mr. Michael »
Al-Haq Submits Urgent Appeal to UN on Planned Destruction of Khan Al-Ahmar
On Monday, 28 May 2018, Al-Haq sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations special rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right »

EU Advocacy

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 »
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 »

ICC Advocacy

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 »
State of Palestine Submits State Referral to the ICC
On 22 May 2018, the State of Palestine referred the situation in Palestine to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in accordance with Article 14 of the ICC Statute.  In submitting »
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 »

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