Israeli apartheid: the branding of an entire population as a security threat and the withholding of desperately needed medical care is a form of racism that results in a larger disease burden and unnecessary deaths in the restricted Palestinian population, and also collectively punishes entire families and threatens the basic rights, health, and dignity of individuals.
Category: International Law
Archived State Dept & lease documents show US Embassy Plan would violate the private property rights of Palestinian landowners & the internationally established right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and gain restitution of their properties.
When Israel closes the gates, Palestinian ambulances, patients, and doctors, are not allowed to cross – and the gates can be closed for days or weeks at a time. Many healthcare workers have been attacked by ideological Israeli settlers on their way to work.
Ideological Israeli settlers, determined to make life miserable for Palestinians, often resort to violence (with Israeli military cover). Ali Harb’s death is one example – and the settler may get away with murder.
Beginning at age 13, Ahmad Manasra has endured years of harsh interrogations, abuse, & solitary confinement; mental health experts say his life is in danger – but Israel refuses to release him. Ahmad has served 6 years for a crime in which he did not participate.
A detailed report by Save the Children found Gazan children living in a perpetual state of fear, worry, sadness & grief, waiting for the next Israeli invasion…
Human Rights Watch offers a scathing report on Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Gaza – on the 15-year anniversary of Israel’s brutal blockade.
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel says that after 30 years of fighting torture, it had “reached the unfortunate conclusion” that Israel has no wish to end torture, honestly investigate victims’ complaints and prosecute those responsible.
Israeli forces told 16-year-old Ahed, “Stay where you are and don’t move. You’re a terrorist.” For two hours, they used her as a human shield in a gun battle – then they bombed her family’s home with rocket-propelled grenades.
Israel continues its time-honored strategy of manipulating the mainstream U.S. media — this time muddying the coverage of the assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Since 2000, 50 Palestinian journalists have been killed, and the world doesn’t know the names of any of them.