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Palestine (State of)

The Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Hamas de facto administration in the Gaza Strip continued to crack down on dissent, including by stifling freedoms of expression and assembly, attacking journalists and detaining opponents. Security forces in both areas used unnecessary and/or...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel must end its occupation of Palestine to stop fuelling apartheid and systematic human rights violations  

Israel must end its brutal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which it has maintained since 1967, said Amnesty International, as public hearings begin at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to examine the legal consequences of Israel’s prolonged occupation.  The...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Urgent statement from Chief Executives of humanitarian agencies and human rights organizations on Rafah, Gaza

We are appalled by the harrowing developments in Rafah, Gaza’s most populated area where 1.5 million people are sheltering as their last resort – over half a million of them children. If Israel launches its proposed ground offensive, thousands more civilians will be killed and the current trickle...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories International Justice

ICJ hearings over Israel’s alleged breaches of the Genocide Convention a vital step to help protect Palestinian civilians

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) proceedings on a South Africa legal case alleging that the state of Israel is breaching its obligations under the UN Genocide Convention could help protect Palestinian civilians, end the man-made humanitarian catastrophe in the occupied Gaza Strip and offer...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: US veto of ceasefire resolution displays callous disregard for civilian suffering in face of staggering death toll

Reacting to the United States (US) veto of a UN Security Council draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “By vetoing this resolution, the US has displayed a callous...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT:  Urgent need for a sustained ceasefire to end civilian bloodshed and mass suffering as fighting resumes

Reacting to the resumption of attacks by Israel in the occupied Gaza Strip and rocket fire from armed groups into southern Israel after a seven-day truce ended, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Senior Director of Research, Advocacy, Policy and Campaigns at Amnesty International, said:   “We urgently reiterate...