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Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Two Palestinian women in administrative detention: Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin

Member of the Palestinian parliament Khalida Jarrar and women’s union leader Khitam Saafin have been held without being charged or tried for 36 days. They both face indefinite detention without charge or trial. Their administrative detention orders can be renewed indefinitely and with no prior notice.

Date:
8 August 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6859/2017
  • News
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Press Freedom

Israel: Plans to shut down Al Jazeera an attack on media freedom

In response to the announcement by Israel’s communications minister, Ayoub Kara, that the Israeli government has decided to close Al Jazeera’ s office in Jerusalem and take the channel off air, Amnesty International’s Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director, Magdalena Mughrabi said: “This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The move sends a chilling message that the Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage.

Date:
7 August 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Disappearances

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories-Palestine: Israeli civilians abducted for more than 2 years: Avera Mangistu and Hisham al-Sayed

Avera Mangistu and Hisham al-Sayed have been missing respectively since 7 September 2014 and 20 April 2015 in the Gaza Strip. The two Israeli civilians suffer from serious mental health conditions. Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip have refused to disclose any information about them. Their fate and whereabouts remain unknown.

Date:
31 July 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6460/2017
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Israeli forces attack peaceful crowds at Jerusalem holy site

To download available photographs click here Israeli forces attacked peaceful crowds of Palestinians as they gathered at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem this afternoon for the first time since Israel lifted recent security measures imposed at the site, according to Amnesty International staff at the scene. “Israeli forces started firing stun grenades, tear gas and sponge-tipped bullets into a peaceful crowd as they stood at the entrance of the al-Aqsa mosque compound and inside.

Date:
27 July 2017
  • News
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Israeli forces carry out violent hospital raids in ruthless display of force

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critically injured patients, said Amnesty International today. The raids on al-Makassed hospital in East Jerusalem took place as tensions escalated in Jerusalem and across the West Bank in recent days following an Israeli government decision to place metal detectors and search worshipers at the entrance of Al-Aqsa mosque after the killing of two Israeli policemen at the site on 14 July.

Date:
25 July 2017
  • News
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Lives of Gaza's critically ill hanging in the balance

This week the UN  warned that conditions in the Gaza Strip  have passed the threshold of “unliveable”, 10 years since Israel’s brutal land, sea and air blockade was first imposed. With the electricity supply drastically slashed and unemployment skyrocketing to 60%, many aspects of life have rapidly deteriorated even faster than originally projected. Gaza’s health system in particular has been on the brink of collapse for years.

Date:
13 July 2017
  • News
  • India
  • Armed Conflict

India must ask Israel to end mass human rights violations against Palestinians

During his official visit to Israel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must ask Israel to immediately lift the illegal 10 year blockade of Gaza and raise the issue of 50 years of illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land, Amnesty International India said today. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister since establishment of diplomatic relations 25 years ago. “Prime Minister Modi must tell his Israeli counterparts that the illegal settlements are a violation of international humanitarian law and cause of mass violations of human rights.

Date:
5 July 2017
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Detention

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories-Palestine: Further information: Circus performer detained for 554 days in Israel: Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha

On 12 June, Ofer Military Court, in the occupied West Bank near Ramallah, renewed the administrative detention order of Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha for three months. The Palestinian circus performer and teacher has been detained without charge or trial since 14 December 2015.

Date:
19 June 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6498/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Detention

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories-Palestine: Palestinian university professor in detention: Ahmad Qatamesh

An Israeli military judge confirmed a three-month administrative detention order against Ahmad Qatamesh on 13 June. The Palestinian academic was arbitrarily detained under an administrative order issued on 17 May. He has been held since 14 May without charge or trial in Ofer prison. Ahmad Qatamesh is a prisoner of conscience.

Date:
16 June 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6485/2017
  • News
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Gaza: Looming humanitarian catastrophe highlights need to lift Israel’s 10-year illegal blockade

The Israeli authorities’ latest decision to slash the electricity supply to the Gaza Strip could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences for residents who have already endured a decade of suffering under Israel’s brutal blockade, Amnesty International has warned. The latest round of power cuts announced by Israel on 11 June restricting the electricity supply to between two and three hours a day, will have a disastrous impact on Gaza’s battered infrastructure and cause a public health disaster.

Date:
14 June 2017
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Israel's occupation: 50 years of Palestinian oppression

After 50 years of Israeli war crimes on Palestinian land, the world has to act and ban Israeli settlement goods. "Everyone has a right to live in his home and no one may uproot him. " These were the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Knesset event this week marking 50 years of Israel's military occupation of the Palestinian territories in which he vowed to strengthen Israel's "settlement enterprise".

Date:
8 June 2017
  • Research
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: A Call to States to Stop Sustaining Illegal Settlements

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, as well as the Golan Heights, the Israeli authorities are reinvigorating their relentless expansion of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), with devastating consequences for the human rights of Palestinians. Amnesty International is therefore calling on states to take measures to stop the financial support and expansion of settlements by prohibiting settlement goods from entering their markets and by regulating and preventing corporations domiciled in their territory from operating in settlements or trading in settlement products.

Date:
7 June 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6296/2017
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  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Armed Conflict

States must ban Israeli settlement products to help end half a century of violations

The international community must ban the import of all goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements and put an end to the multimillion dollar profits that have fuelled mass human rights violations against Palestinians, said Amnesty International today. To mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, the organization is launching a new campaign calling on states across the world to prohibit settlement goods from their markets and to prevent their companies from operating in settlements or trading in settlement goods.

Date:
7 June 2017
  • Research
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Impunity

Israel: Human rights situation remains dire: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 29th Session of the UPR Working Group, January 2018

Amnesty International is concerned by Israel’s continued refusal to fully recognize its obligations under international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Impunity continues for war crimes committed. Discriminatory legislation has a devastating impact on Palestinians’ right to a family life while new restrictive legislation has created an increasingly challenging environment for human rights and humanitarian organizations.

Date:
1 June 2017
Ref:
MDE 15/6879/2017