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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories International Justice

Shocking spike in use of unlawful lethal force by Israeli forces against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank

With the world’s eyes fixed on Gaza, Israeli forces have over the past four months unleashed a brutal wave of violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, carrying out unlawful killings, including by using lethal force without necessity or disproportionately during protests and arrest...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

More than 250 humanitarian and human rights organisations call to stop arms transfers to Israel and Palestinian armed groups

An open call to all UN Member States to stop fueling the crisis in Gaza and avert further humanitarian catastrophe and loss of civilian life. We, the undersigned organisations, call on all States to immediately halt the transfer of weapons, parts, and ammunition to Israel and Palestinian armed...
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: Adoption of UN resolution to expedite humanitarian aid to Gaza an important but insufficient step  

In response to the United Nations Security Council adoption of a compromise resolution calling for “urgent steps to immediately allow safe andunhindered and expanded humanitarian access” to Gaza and creating “the conditions for a sustainable cessation of hostilities”, Amnesty International’s...
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...