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.
What happened in the Israeli police ‘torture room’ in Nazareth?
Multiple sworn affidavits from the past few weeks testify to rampant, systemic Israeli police attacks and brutal beatings of Palestinian citizens of Israel – protesters, minors, innocent bystanders, and even attorneys – inside the city’s police station; floor of ‘torture room’ was covered in blood from violent police beatings.
Israeli army raids Palestinian NGO’s office, a direct attack on human rights
Israeli military raided a Palestinian NGO in the middle of the night, confiscating electronics and doing damage to Palestinian rights – but not to aspirations for justice.
Israel spraying herbicides inside Gaza violates int’l law, rights groups say
For 3 years, Israel has been spraying dangerous herbicides into Gaza to destroy foliage and enable clear viewing of land near the border. (Think Agent Orange.) The destruction of crops and the health risks to farmers infringe on human rights and violate international law. Human rights groups are trying to end this practice.
UN Special Rapporteurs to Israel: 60 days to respond to ‘deep concerns’ re Jewish Nation-State Law
Four Special Rapporteurs express ‘deep concern’ that Nation-State Law is ‘discriminatory in nature and in practice against non-Jewish citizens and other minorities and does not apply the principle of equality between citizens, which is one of the key principles for democratic political systems,’ and gives Israel 60 days to explain itself.
Jaw-dropping declaration: Knesset can make laws everywhere in the world, violate sovereignty of foreign states
Palestinian rights groups and local governments have challenged an Israeli law that seeks to the annex of parts of the West Bank. The Israeli government responded to the petition, stating that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws everywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories.”
Israel Passes Controversial Jewish Nation-state Bill After Stormy Debate
Pro-Palestinian groups decry Israel’s new Jewish nation-state law as “racist” & “apartheid”; Jewish Knesset members claim “it doesn’t hurt the culture of minorities living in Israel.”
Israel prevents seriously injured Gazans travel for urgent medical care
Two young Palestinian men are in danger of losing their legs if they remain in Gaza hospital; this constitutes a violation of their right to life and health, and is a violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.