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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel continued to impose institutionalized discrimination against Palestinians living under its rule in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). It displaced hundreds of Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as a result of home demolitions and...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: Death in custody of Walid Daqqah is cruel reminder of Israel’s disregard for Palestinians’ right to life

Responding to the death in custody of Walid Daqqah, a 62-year-old Palestinian writer who was the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails after having spent 38 years imprisoned, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Research, Advocacy, Policy and Campaigns...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Time is running out for international action to protect civilians and prevent atrocity crimes in Rafah, as UN Security Council resolution is ignored

A week since the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire, and days since the International Court of Justice issued additional provisional measures in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel, States must act urgently to ensure its enforcement and prevent atrocity...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

UN Special Rapporteur report on Gaza provides crucial evidence that must spur international action to prevent genocide

Amnesty International welcomes the new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, which concludes there are “reasonable grounds to believe the threshold indicating Israel’s commission of genocide is met”.  As the UN Human...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Detention

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Further Information: Palestinian Human Rights Defender is Released: Munther Amira

On 29 February, Palestinian human rights defender and social worker Munther Amira was released from administrative detention at Ofer Military Prison in occupied West Bank. Munther Amira has been arbitrarily detained by Israeli forces since 18 December 2023. On 11 January 2024, an Israeli military...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Detention

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Further Information: Release Terminally Ill Palestinian Prisoner: Walid Daqqah

Walid Daqqah is a terminally ill Palestinian prisoner who was diagnosed with a rare case of bone marrow cancer. Since 7 October 2023, Walid Daqqah has been tortured, humiliated, denied family visits and has faced further medical neglect. During this period, he was transferred to hospital twice due...