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UN Reports

Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, respecting an investigation of the Situation in Palestine

“Today, I confirm the initiation by the Office of the Prosecutor (”Office”) of the International Criminal Court (”ICC” or the ”Court”) of an investigation respecting the Situation in Palestine. The investigation will cover crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court that are alleged to have been committed in the Situation since 13 June 2014, the date to which reference is made in the Referral of...
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Database of all business enterprises involved in Israeli settlements throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem – A/HRC/43/71

OHCHR has prepared the present report in pursuant to HRC resolution 31/36 on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. A database of all business enterprises involved in the Israeli settlements.   Paragraph 96 of A/HRC/22/63: "Information gathered by the mission showed that business enterprises have, directly and indirectly, enabled, facilitated and profited from the construction and growth of the settlements."
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ICC Opening of an Investigation into the Situation of Palestine

"I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine, pursuant to article 53(1) of the Statute. In brief, I am satisfied that (i) war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip (“Gaza”); (ii) potential cases arising from the situation would be admissible; and (iii)...
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NGO Reports

A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution

A Threshold Crossed provides irrefutable evidence that the three primary elements of an apartheid crime already exist in Israel’s rule over the Palestinians: intent to maintain the dominance of Jewish Israelis over Palestinians; systematic oppression and institutional discrimination to implement the goal of domination; and the carrying out of a range of inhumane acts against all Palestinians including those enjoying Israeli citizenship.
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Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Calls on UN Committee to Recognise Israel’s Discrimination as Apartheid

"Israel has created an institutionalised regime of racial domination and oppression over the Palestinian people as a whole, using the strategic fragmentation of the indigenous Palestinian people and of the oPt as a main tool for the maintenance of its apartheid regime, which predates its ratification of ICERD and is rooted in the foundational laws of the State of Israel, its discriminatory policies and practices."
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Captive Markets, Captive Lives | Palestinian Workers in Israeli Settlements

This report by Al-Haq provides insight into the inhumane treatment of Palestinians who work in Illegal Israeli settlements, and it illustrates how their fundamental rights are systematically denied and disregarded, including by a dual legal system that privileges Jewish workers and upholds discriminatory working arrangements.
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Judge, Jury, and Occupier

Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian land has long been expanded and entrenched through systemic violence manifested in settlements, checkpoints, and more.  However, most importantly, the military rule enforced by courts and prisons.  This reports illustrates the role of courts, prisons and the overarching military rule that blocked Palestinians from achieving their inalienable rights.  Palestinians have never stopped fighting for their inalienable rights, which are denied to them by the systemic and daily violence of occupation. 
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