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Background During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, an elevated number of Palestinians attempt to access the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem to pray. This number is even larger on Fridays when hundreds of thousands of worshipers from the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) come to pray in the Mosque.  The subsequent upsurge in Israelis forces and the restrictions they place on worshipers can lead to confrontations and instances of violence against civilians. Teenager ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Hits: 3587
Less than one year ago, on the eve of the third anniversary of ‘Operation Cast Lead,’ Al Haq published a statement entitled What is to prevent ‘Cast Lead’ from happening again?, which criticised the utter failure of the international community to hold Israel to account for the systematic violations of international law that characterised the 2008-2009 onslaught. In 22 days, over 1,400 people had been killed in the Gaza Strip, including some 300 children, and much of the infrastructure destroyed. ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Gaza | Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2012 | Hits: 4792
As an organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of Palestinian human rights, Al-Haq welcomes the findings of the United Nations (UN) Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The scope of the investigation by the Fact-Finding Mission is commendable, particularly in light of Israel’s refusal to cooperate. Amongst other conclusions, the report finds that the illegal settlement enterprise, which has been a core pillar of successive Israeli ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: United Nations | Date: Friday, 01 February 2013 | Hits: 6592
REF.: 37/2011DATE: 01 FEBRUARY 2011 On 26 January 2011, Al-Haq published a press release concerning the killing of a Palestinian farmer in ‘Iraq Bourin village that occurred on the same day. Al-Haq would like to amend and clarify the following facts based on the latest findings of its investigations: 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. ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Wednesday, 08 June 2011 | Hits: 12477
Al-Haq is pleased to present its report on the 2009 Olive Harvest: ‘Lives and Livelihoods at Stake: Palestinians Again Confronted by Violence and Repression During the Annual Olive Harvest. The report provides an overview of incidents that occurred during this year‘s harvest season collected by field workers on the ground in the West Bank. It presents a synopsis of the violations of international law committed by Israeli settlers and Israeli Occupation Forces during the months of the harvest, ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2010 | Hits: 10966
The “E1” Virtual Field Visit is the latest in a series of virtual field visits produced by Al-Haq. Designed to bring the field to people who are unable to visit the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the virtual field visits use maps to illustrate the obstacles and human rights abuses faced by Palestinians on a daily basis. On 29 November 2012 the United Nations (UN) voted to upgrade the status of Palestine to non-member observer State. Shortly afterwards, Israel, who had vociferously objected ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Hits: 15608
... threats of further escalation, settler violence and reprisal attacks against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank have also intensified. Settlers have run over a 9 year old Palestinian child and burned 16 year old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir alive following his abduction by settlers. These attacks have been accompanied by incitement campaigns. On 1 July, far-right activists held the “death to Arabs March” in Jerusalem calling for revenge of the three teenage settlers, while the Secretary-General ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Gaza | Date: Friday, 11 July 2014 | Hits: 4952
As a Palestinian human rights organisation committed to the promotion and protection of international human rights and humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq is gravely concerned by the violence of settlers in the OPT toward Palestinian civilians and the impunity they enjoy.
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2010 | Hits: 5297
... is at constant risk of attacks by settlers and settler guards who enjoy complete impunity. One example of settler violence took place on 22 September when an Israeli settler guard shot and killed Samer Mahmoud Sarhan (32 years old). At approximately 3:40 am, witnesses saw Samer and a friend being provoked by a group of five settler guards in Wadi Hilwa, Silwan. The heavily armed settler guards threatened the young men and the argument turned physical. Naser Muhammad Sarhan, an eye-witness, recalls ...
Sworn Statement After having been warned to tell the truth and nothing but the truth or else I shall be subjected to penal action, I, the undersigned, ‘Umar ‘Abdallah ‘Lieyyan Hamdan, of Palestinian nationality, holder of ID No. 978601045, born on 1 December 1958, Chairman of Beit Iksa Village Council, and a resident of Beit Iksa village, Jerusalem governorate, would like to declare the following: I remember that in mid December 2010 the so-called Ra’ed al-Lozi, Director of the Palestinian District ...
... of private property, and the closure of checkpoints which further restricted the freedom of Palestinian movement. Additionally, settler violence has significantly increased since the beginning of the operation through deliberate targeting of Palestinian civilians in their homes and on the streets. The summaries below represent information, by governorate, which the Al-Haq field research team documented between 13 – 22 June 2014.  Click Here to Download Full Report  ...
Sworn Statement After having been warned to tell the truth and nothing but the truth or else I shall be subjected to penal action, I, the undersigned, ‘Umar ‘Abdallah ‘Lieyyan Hamdan, of Palestinian nationality, holder of ID No. 978601045, born on 1 December 1958, Chairman of Beit Iksa Village Council, and a resident of Beit Iksa village, Jerusalem governorate, would like to declare the following: I remember that in mid December 2010 the so-called Ra’ed al-Lozi, Director of the Palestinian District ...
... is at constant risk of attacks by settlers and settler guards who enjoy complete impunity. One example of settler violence took place on 22 September when an Israeli settler guard shot and killed Samer Mahmoud Sarhan (32 years old). At approximately 3:40 am, witnesses saw Samer and a friend being provoked by a group of five settler guards in Wadi Hilwa, Silwan. The heavily armed settler guards threatened the young men and the argument turned physical. Naser Muhammad Sarhan, an eye-witness, recalls ...
... of private property, and the closure of checkpoints which further restricted the freedom of Palestinian movement. Additionally, settler violence has significantly increased since the beginning of the operation through deliberate targeting of Palestinian civilians in their homes and on the streets. The summaries below represent information, by governorate, which the Al-Haq field research team documented between 13 – 22 June 2014.  Click Here to Download Full Report  ...
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