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Al-Haq Calls on the Authorities in the Gaza Strip to Release Samah Abu Ghayyad

Al-Haq is following with great concern the case of Samah Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Ghayyad, arrested by the internal security apparatus in the Gaza Strip on 9 May 2018, and who has been detained since. Al-Haq calls on the authorities in the Gaza Strip to comply with the app...

PHROC Condemns Israel’s Order to Deport Human Rights Watch Director, Omar Shakir, as a Grave Violation of Right to Freedom of Expression, and Systematic Shrinking of Civil Society Space

The Palestinian Human Rights Organization Council (PHROC) strongly condemns Israel’s arbitrary and undemocratic revocation of the work permit to deport the esteemed Director of Human Rights Watch (Israel and Palestine), Mr. Omar Shakir, on 7 May 2018.[1] Human Rights W...

Guatemala and Paraguay Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem Blatantly Disregards Jerusalem’s Internationally Protected Status and Violates United Nations Resolutions

Less than 10 days after the United States officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala and Paraguay followed with the relocation of their own embassies to Jerusalem, while Romania and the Czech Republic (both member States of the European Union), ...

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 its state referral, the State of Palestine highlighted crimes committ...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:50

Al-Haq delivers joint oral intervention under the general debate of the 28th special session of the UN Human Rights Council, on the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, 18 May 2018. Since 30 March 2018, the Israeli occupying forces have shot and killed 117 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, escalating its assaults on Palestinians there and suppressing the peaceful Great Return March demonstrations.[1] During the same period, over 7,000 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces as they shot at unarmed protesters, at times with deliberate intention to seriously injure and maim Palestinians.[2] For eight weeks, repeated calls on Israel to abide by its obligations under international law went unheeded as Israeli forces continued to brutally and violently suppress the Great Return March, notably on 14 May 2018, killing and seriously injuring demonstrators as they continued to demand the realisation of their rights, calling for an end to Israel’s unlawful 11-year closure of the Gaza Strip, and the realisation of Palestinian refugees’ right of return, as mandated by international law and systematically denied by Israel since the Nakba.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 23:50

In light of the recent mass killing of civilians in occupied Palestine, the undersigned 95 organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to urgently launch an independent investigation into violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, occurring in the context of the "March of Great Return" and Nakba protests.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:55

Some 2,000 protesters gather east of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis, as Great Return March continues on 15 May 2018, in commemoration of Nakba Day – Al-Haq (c) 2018. Protests continued in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, marking 70 years since the Nakba, and calling for an end to Israel’s unlawful closure of the Gaza Strip and the realisation of Palestinian refugees’ right of return. The Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF), as in the past seven weeks, continued to target peaceful protesters, using excessive force, including lethal force, to suppress the protests, despite protesters not posing any imminent or immediate threat to the lives of fully armed Israeli soldiers, positioned behind the fence surrounding the eastern areas of the Gaza Strip.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:48

Palestinians participate in eighth week of Great Return March protests on 14 May 2018, east of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis – Al-Haq (c) 2018.As the Great Return March entered its eighth consecutive week in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) continued to use the same shoot-to-kill and shoot-to-disable policy previously documented by Al-Haq.[1] In an egregious display of excessive use of force, including lethal force, against thousands of peaceful Palestinian protesters, the IOF killed 59 Palestinians, including seven children, a person with disability, and injured 1,861 Palestinians, including 314 children and 88 women, amongst them 1,286 injured by live fire, of which 70 injuries were described as critical. Overall, the IOF have killed 101 Palestinians since the launch of the Great Return March protests on 30 March 2018.[2]

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UN Advocacy

Al-Haq Attends 28th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Situation in Palestine, Calls for Accountability
Since 30 March 2018, the Israeli occupying forces have shot and killed 117 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, escalating its assaults on Palestinians there and suppressing the peaceful Great Return Marc »
Palestinian human rights groups urge UN to take action, call on IOF to refrain from using force against protesters
Ahead of 70th commemoration of the Nakba and US embassy move, Al-Haq, Adalah, and Al Mezan submit open letter to the UN Palestinian human rights organizations Al-Haq, Adalah, and Al Mezan submitted »
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
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 »

EU Advocacy

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 »
Convening an EU-Israel Association Council now risks rewarding violations of international law
On 7 February 2017, EuroMed Rights sent a letter and submission to the EU and the 28 Ministers of Foreign Affairs warning against the risks of convening an EU-Israel Association Council and further de »
Al-Haq welcomes France’s move to label settlement products, but calls for stronger action
On November 24, 2016 France issued a notice regarding the labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the occupied Golan Heights. The notice comes ove »

ICC Advocacy

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 »
Palästinensische Menschenrechtsorganisationen legen dem IStGH Ankläger Beweise für im Westjordanland begangene Verbrechen vor
Den Haag, 20. September 2017: Heute haben vier palästinensische Menschenrechtsorganisationen dem Staatsanwalt des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs ihre vierte substanzielle Mitteilung vorgeleg »

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