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Fragmentation – NGO Report
The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, has warned that the recently-announced US plan "is not a recipe for a just and durable peace but rather endorses the creation of a 21st century Bantustan in the Middle East" consisting of "scattered archipelagos...
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“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...
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Demonstrating Israel’s use of security excuses to deliberately implement a policy that makes life unbearable for the Palestinian residents of Hebron’s Old City, in an effort to drive them from their homes. The policy imposed two administrative rules in one city, since the massacre of Palestinians by Baruch Goldstein 25 years ago – enabling a...
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Israel’s Supreme Court have validated the state’s planning apparatus in the West Bank, enabling it to continue implementing illegal policies. Over and over again, the decisions ignore the state’s planning apparatus’ almost absolute prohibition on Palestinian construction with the aim of taking as much Palestinian land as possible. A careful examination of hundreds of High...
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The report reveals Israel’s exploitation of the West Bank for the treatment of Israeli waste – including hazardous waste. In doing so, Israel abuses its power as an occupying regime and exposes the Palestinian residents to environmental and health hazards – without Palestinian consent. “This reality is simply one more facet of the exploitative policy...
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Over the past twenty years, Israel has taken measures to guarantee its impunity from its obligation under international law to compensate Palestinians harmed by its security forces. The report describes the development of this practice, and the approach in which it led to a major drop in the number of filed claims in recent years....
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The report by B’t Selem illustrates the approach Israel is using to grab Palestinian rural space, by fragmenting it, dispossessing its residents of land and water, and then handing it over to settlers. A case study of three villages in the Nablus District – ‘Azmut, Deir al-Hatab and Salem – narrates the experience undergone by these communities since Israel established the Elon Moreh settlement nearby. The case study, illustrates the broader policy Israel isimplementing throughout the...
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The report by ACRI outlines the nature of the legal regime operating in the West Bank. Two systems of law are applied in a single territory: a civilian legal system for Israeli citizens, and a military court system for Palestinian residents. The result is institutionalized discrimination, known as apartheid.
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"This report [by Amnesty International] shows how Israeli forces have repeatedly violated their obligations under international human rights law by using excessive force to stifle dissent and freedom of expression, resulting in a pattern of unlawful killings and injuries to civilians, including children, and have been permitted to do so with virtual impunity due, in...
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"[A]s the occupying power in the West Bank, Israel must explicitly acknowledge the applicability of the right to demonstrate in the occupied territories. Subsequently, Israel should establish clear rules that will enable the realization of freedom of expression and the right to protest in the West Bank, whether through weekly demonstrations or other protest events. The...
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