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During last week, a wave of mounting tension and violence spread throughout the West Bank, where numerous incidents of settler violence, including acts in pursuit of the ‘Price Tag’ policy, were carried out. The ‘Price Tag’ policy commonly refers to the settlers’ strategy of violence towards Palestinians and their property in retaliation of any action taken by the Israeli authorities affecting the settler community in the West Bank. However, some of the incidents that occurred last week were specifically ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 4967
AL-HAQ URGENT CALLFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEREF.: 37.2008E05 December 2008 As a Palestinian human rights organisation committed to the promotion and protection of the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq is alarmed by the vicious conflagration of settler violence directed against the Palestinians in Hebron, and now in pockets of the rest of the OPT. Given the historical context of settler violence in Hebron, Al-Haq must warn that without ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2010 | Hits: 5696
AL-HAQ PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEREF:6.2005E9 FEBRUARY 2005 Al-Haq is gravely concerned by Israels lack of effective action regarding settler violence against the Palestinian civilian population in the old city of Hebron. In September 2003, Al-Haq submitted a petition on behalf of 12 individuals arguing that Israeli law enforcement and military authorities permit acts of violence against the Palestinian residents to continue unhindered, despite Israeli obligations under international ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Monday, 11 October 2010 | Hits: 5587
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REF.: 34/2011DATE: 26 JANUARY 2011 As an organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq strongly condemns the latest incident of settler violence that resulted in the killing of a Palestinian teenager. On 26 January 2011, ‘Udayy Maher Hamdi Qadoush, 18 years old from ‘Iraq Bourin village (Nablus Governorate), was working on his land in the proximity of the village with his cousin, Umar Qadoush. At approximately 12:50 ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Wednesday, 08 June 2011 | Hits: 13527
... settlements in Area C and East Jerusalem have advanced, encompassing 6,500 housing units in Area C and 3,100 in East Jerusalem.[2] Often, Israel’s settlements are located in close proximity to Palestinian villages, towns, and communities, resulting in increased settler violence against protected Palestinians.[3] During the first half of 2017, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) documented at least 89 acts of violence carried out by Israeli settlers against Palestinians, ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Monday, 23 April 2018 | Hits: 4364
... administrative detention, home demolitions and settler violence. The Committee, established in 1968 by the United Nations General Assembly, is mandated to monitor Israel’s respect and implementation of human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). In the conclusion of their annual field mission to the region, the Committee found that Israel “want(s) to block Palestinian development and expand [Israeli] settlements.” The Committee also declared such Israeli practices to be “systematic” ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: United Nations | Date: Saturday, 21 July 2012 | Hits: 6028
In the past week, Al-Haq monitored and documented seven cases of settler violence across the West Bank. In the villages of Madama and ‘Ourif, south of Nablus, two incidents of settler attacks on Palestinian civilians and property were documented. The incident in Madama is an example of the “Price Tag” policy, which includes attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians or their property that are intended as a form of retaliation for any action that has negatively affected the settler community in the ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Friday, 17 January 2014 | Hits: 4036
... criminal acts carried out by private actors. By failing to properly investigate incidents and punish perpetrators of violent acts, the Israeli authorities are effectively condoning such crimes and harbouring the emergence of a widespread practice of settler violence against Palestinians and their property. In light of the foregoing, Al-Haq calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to uphold their obligation to ensure respect for the Conventions, as enshrined in Common Article ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Right to life and body integrity | Date: Thursday, 27 October 2011 | Hits: 4696
... allowing the perpetrators of settler violence to act with impunity. Al-Haq expresses its deep concern at the increasing number of arson attacks across the West Bank during the harvest season. As an organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq condemns all attacks perpetrated against Palestinians and their property, and urges Israel, the Occupying Power, to comply with its obligations to secure the safety and well-being ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 06 June 2013 | Hits: 3826
During January 2012, Al-Haq’s field researchers documented more than 15 incidents of settler violence across the West Bank. However, a sharp increase in violence has seen this figure already matched in the first half of February. The current frequency of attacks is close to the high level of documented incidents during last year’s October olive harvest (see interactive map). Settler violence has become a common aspect of life for tens of thousands of Palestinians, a situation exacerbated by the impunity ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Saturday, 18 February 2012 | Hits: 5601
Background This week, Al-Haq recorded 17 cases of settler violence, including two attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Jerusalem area. Palestinian religious sites, and other property, were also once again the target of attacks. This week alone, two mosques were burnt and vandalised.  Al-Nourein Mosque On the morning of 5 September, Muhammad Taysir Farah, a resident of Qusra village (Nablus governorate) was informed by his son that there had been an arson attack on al-Nourein mosque ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 15 September 2011 | Hits: 4198
... also affected adjacent houses and other property. Settler attacks The current escalation in violence is also a result of the increase in the frequency and severity of attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians. Between 28 September 2015 and 4 October 2015 alone, Al-Haq preliminarily documented 29 incidents of settler violence in the West Bank. Settler attacks include shooting and beating of Palestinian civilians, vandalizing homes, obstructing Palestinians’ movement, including through blocking ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Field Updates 2015 | Date: Saturday, 10 October 2015 | Hits: 15357
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