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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...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Israel/OPT: Amnesty petition demanding ceasefire to end civilian suffering backed by more than one million signatures

More than a million signatures from people around the world have been gathered for an Amnesty International petition demanding an immediate ceasefire to end the unparalleled escalation of hostilities in Gaza and Israel since 7 October 2023. In response, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Senior Director of...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: Horrifying cases of torture and degrading treatment of Palestinian detainees amid spike in arbitrary arrests  

Israeli authorities have dramatically increased their use of administrative detention, a form of arbitrary detention, of Palestinians across the occupied West Bank; extended emergency measures that facilitate inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners; and failed to investigate incidents of...