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Israel Deliberately Injures and Maims Palestinian Civilians, Prevents Evacuation of Wounded, and Denies Access to Vital Healthcare Facilities Outside the Gaza Strip

Since the beginning of the Great Return March protests on 30 March 2018 in commemoration of Land Day, to reaffirm the right of Palestinian refugees to return, and in protest of Israel’s prolonged closure of the Gaza Strip, 28[1] Palestinians have been killed by the Isr...

Israeli Occupying Forces Target Journalists Covering Gaza Protests, Killing One and Injuring Others

Since the beginning of the “Great Return March” on 30 Friday 2018 in the Gaza Strip, and as of 12 April 2018, 32 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF), 25 of whom during demonstrations, and over two thousand injured, hundreds with live ammu...

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 armed Israeli soldiers stationed behind the border fence. This demonstra...

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 situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. Al-Haq’s p...

Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:40 - Ref Number: 62/2018

On Friday, 13 April 2018, as Palestinians continued to peacefully protest their right of return and against the Israeli-imposed closure of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) continued to deliberately employ excessive and lethal force against them. Since the Great Return March began on 30 March 2018, the IOF has killed 28 Palestinians, including one journalist,[1] and injured over 3,400, including hundreds with live ammunition. In addition to the 28 killed during protests, the IOF has killed seven other Palestinians in a number of ancillary unilateral attacks in Gaza since 30 March. On 13 April alone, the IOF killed one Palestinian during protests and injured 968, including at least 17 paramedics.

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Monday, 09 April 2018 08:16

@alwatan On 6 April 2018, Israeli forces killed 9 Palestinians, including 8 peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip, and injured at least 795 others. Approximately 20,000 Palestinians participated in the second of the “Great Return March” protests that began on Friday, 30 March 2018, against Israel’s continued 11-year closure of the Gaza Strip, its ongoing occupation of the Palestinian Territory, and its persistent denial of Palestinian refugees’ right of return as part of the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 19:32

(C) Al-Haq – 30 March 2018 On Friday 30 March 2018, thousands of Palestinian families and civilians comprising youth, children, women and men in the Gaza Strip commemorated Land Day, demonstrated against the 11-year long closure, and reaffirmed their right of return, by peacefully marching towards the border areas along the Strip with Israel. In response, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) had extensively prepared for and deployed additional forces and equipment in the area, including snipers, drones, bulldozers, and attack dogs, and issued explicit orders to use live fire against Palestinian protestors.[1]

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Monday, 19 March 2018 15:03

"Israeli policies contribute to a clear plan to eliminate Palestinian presence in Jerusalem"

On Wednesday 7 March 2018, Al-Haq, along with Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), al-Quds University's Community Action Center (CAC), and Society of St. Yves, presented a briefing on the current legal status of Jerusalem to diplomatic missions in the Yabous Cultural Center in Jerusalem.

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UN Advocacy

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
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Joint Open Letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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In March 2018, during the 37th Human Rights Council session in Geneva, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to present a report under Human Rights C »

EU Advocacy

Convening an EU-Israel Association Council now risks rewarding violations of international law
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Al-Haq welcomes France’s move to label settlement products, but calls for stronger action
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ICC Advocacy

“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
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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 »

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