Israel is silencing Palestinian human rights groups that expose the cruelty of Israel’s occupation – as usual, with no proof, and with an eye to ending the international funding that helps the Palestinian people survive.
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Hundreds of US organizations demand that the Biden administration condemn Israel for its recent attempt to silence Palestinian human rights groups – groups that work to expose Israel’s human rights violations.
Human Rights Watch investigated several Israeli attacks that resulted in particularly high numbers of civilian casualties – with no evident military target – and determined that the incidents may have been war crimes. Other Israeli attacks during the conflict were also likely unlawful.
Just a few months after Israeli human rights org B’Tselem released its bombshell report calling Israel an apartheid state, another major group reaches the same conclusion – adding “persecution” to the charge of apartheid. A 200+ page report details Human Rights Watch’s findings.
Not a day goes by during which Israeli military and/or settlers do not commit human rights violations against the people of Palestine – from abduction and shooting to land theft and home demolition. Scan 7 days of headlines for a sampling.
Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, interrogated a field researcher for rights group B’Tselem who they said was always around during Palestinian activity, and has been “making trouble and threatening the army.”
His troublemaking includes reporting on an unarmed Palestinian who was shot in the neck and paralyzed.
A new report from Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq details the numerous human rights violations that Israel perpetrated against Palestinians in 2020 — in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The UN published its biweekly report on the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories. As usual, Israeli soldiers and settlers carried out numerous attacks, and property damage, including uprooting hundreds of Palestinian farmers’ trees.
“The Israeli government will have to contend with us until the apartheid regime ends,” B’Tselem’s director Hagai El-Ad tweeted after defying a ban put in place by Israel’s Education Minister that sought to prevent human rights groups from entering public schools.
A 2-minute video about Israel training US police. Israel is enforcing a military occupation of a subject population. US police are charged with protecting citizens…