Tags: human rights

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians illegal and an affront to justice: UN expert

UN expert says Israel’s strategy to control the Palestinian population violates a foundational rule of virtually every modern legal system: Only the guilty can be punished for their acts, and only after a fair process. The innocent can never be made to be punished for the deeds of others.

Levy: The Pigs of Kibbutz Lahav – Look at Them and See Israel

Israeli journalist Gideon Levy writes that it is impossible to be humane and remain silent in the face of the torture of animals, just as it is impossible to fight for human rights and remain silent as human beings are tortured. Around Kibbutz Lahav, before it was founded, were Bedouin villages whose inhabitants were expelled to the Hebron Mountains and to Sinai. Israel never heard their cry either…

Israel May Block Coronavirus Respirators, Aid, to Gaza

Israel’s Defence Minister threatened that Israel might not allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, until the release of Israeli soldiers, or their remains, captured by the Palestinian resistance. Linking the issue of Israeli soldiers to the issue of urgent humanitarian needs for the Gaza Strip to fight against the coronavirus is deceptive and unconscionable…

Gazan Girl Fighting Cancer Died After Israel Denied Her Parents’ Visit. She Won’t Be the Last

Miral, the 10-year-old Gazan cancer patient whose parents weren’t allowed to be with her in a Nablus hospital, died last weekend. Now Israel is keeping another young Palestinian, who has leukemia, from receiving vital treatment.

Palestinian child prisoners face further repression and transfer

Israeli prison administration announced that 34 Palestinian children would be transferred to Damon prison on Monday morning, 13 January, without the presence of their adult representatives.