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.
Category: International Law
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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.
The Associated Press shows yet again its affinity for whitewashing Israel’s crimes: this time, downplaying the death of a toddler at the whims of Israel’s harsh permit system. AP rarely covers Palestinian deaths in detail – it’s disappointing that when they did report on one, they misrepresented the context.
A blistering account of Israeli abuses against Palestinian children during the first three months of 2022 and before – adding to the growing library of reports on Israel’s human rights violations.
Ahmad Al-Manasra has been in Israeli prison since age 13, and suffers from prison-related mental illness. A hearing to review the now 21-year-old Manasra’s case is being held today.
An Israeli journalist notes that Israel’s efforts to thwart Palestinian resistance simply create grounds for more resistance. Only ending the occupation will end the resistance.
April 5 is Palestinian Child Day. Today we acknowledge that Israel has arrested over 53,000 Palestinian minors since 1967. Many are tortured.
UN Special Rapporteur reports that Israel’s actions amount to apartheid… Israel is planning a campaign to discredit a UN investigation, concerned that it will refer to Israel as an “Apartheid state” and its findings could damage Israel’s reputation among progressives in the West…
Former VP Mike Pence recently visited Israel, where he spent time with Israeli extremists associated with a banned terrorist movement and meeting with mega-donor and Israel hawk Miriam Adelson, who is willing to pay big bucks for policymakers’ loyalty.