Three Arab women, students from northern Israel, are suing El Al and Arkia Israeli Airlines over what they claim was humiliating treatment during an airport security check. Arkia Israeli Airlines was responsible for the flights, while El Al Israel Airlines provides airport security overseas for all Israeli airlines.
Category: Human Rights
American lawmakers and Israeli leaders fail to grasp the need for a fund to compensate families of Palestinians killed, injured, or imprisoned—or the real reason for the violence coming out of the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine pleads for Western churches to take a stand: “As we meet this month in Bethlehem in occupied Palestine, we are still suffering from 100 years of injustice and oppression…we need you and we need you now more than ever. We need your costly solidarity…This is no time for shallow diplomacy Christians. We urge you to hear our call.”
If the Israelis were thinking clearly, everyone could benefit. All they must do is give us a window to live a normal life and all these extremist groups would disappear. Hamas would disappear. Our generation wants to make peace and it is foolish for Israel to refuse. The next generation may not be as willing as we are. Is that what Israel truly wants?
June 1 – June 7, 2017: Israeli soldiers killed a teenage Palestinian girl as well as a young father in Gaza. Israeli forces demolished five Palestinian coal production plants. Jewish settlers confiscated Palestinian land to create a new outpost.
An Israeli security guard shot and killed 28-year-old Mahmoud Mahmoud Salim Taha, at the police station in Kafr Qasim on Monday night. This is the latest of over 30 Palestinian citizens of Israel to be killed in violent episodes in 2017, and again the police shake off responsibility.
May 25 – May 31, 2017: A thousand Palestinians being held in Israeli jails ended their hunger strike after 40 days without food. Palestinians in Gaza only have a few hours of electricity and running water a day and are forced to buy bottled water to meet their daily needs.
May 18 – 24, 2017: Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children, injured and arrested dozens, including children, and punished Palestinian prisoners on their fifth week of hunger strike.
Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons suspended a 40-day mass hunger strike on Saturday following 20 hours of negotiations. A Committee of Palestinian Prisoners Affairs official said that 80 percent of the strike’s demands were met…
The Palestinian Authority is asking the U.S. to intervene while the International Committee of the Red Cross stated that it is “neutral” institution that “neither supports nor advocates against a hunger strike.” Yet it was the ICRC that cut Palestinian family visits from twice a month to once.
Amplify their voices by contacting your Congressional rep, calling Amnesty International and Red Cross, writing letters to media, attending a rally, and educating others on social media.
Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and one Jordanian, injured and arrested dozens, including children, and refused to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers on their fourth week of hunger strike.
During Israel’s “war of independence,” over 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes, never to be allowed to return. Hundreds of towns were razed; villagers were massacred. Their very existence on the land was nearly wiped from history as Israel built new towns over the ruins and gave them Hebrew names.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights documents crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territories in weekly reports. We summarize their reports and stories from other news agencies with the goal of informing Americans of the ongoing violence that Palestinian families face each day under Israel’s occupation of their ancestral lands. The Israeli government receives $3 billion per year in direct military aid from U.S. taxpayers. May 4, 2017…
A disturbing video shows Israeli police demonstrating to hundreds of elementary school children how to make sure “assailants” are dead—by continuing to fire at them as they lay on the ground.