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Racial Discrimination – NGO Report
The definition of Israel as "the Jewish State" or "the State of the Jewish People" makes inequality a practical, political and ideological reality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are marginalized and discriminated against by the state on the basis of their national belonging and religious affiliation as non-Jews. Additionally, the Palestinian minority is not...
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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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Israel has now constitutionally entrenched the homogenous ethnic sovereignty of the Jewish people with the passing of the Nation State Law on 19 July 2018. The law subordinates all Palestinian and other non-Jewish citizens without consent. It also enshrines into the fabric of Israeli statehood that only the Jewish people have the right to self-determination...
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"A legal regime of segregation is operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, enabling the establishment and the consolidation of settlements, whereby Israeli laws applied personally to Israelis in the West Bank give them preferential legal status over Palestinians. This violates Palestinians’ rights to non-discrimination, equality before the law and equal protection of the law (see...
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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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The Absentee Property Law (APL) was enacted in the wake of the 1948 War to transfer the property of Palestinian refugees to the Israeli authorities. The provisions of the APL defined "absentee" and "absentee property" broadly. The APL also granted the Custodian of Absentee Property absolute authority, including the ability to release the property, while...
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"This short paper provides a list of 20 main new laws and currently-tabled bills that discriminate against the Palestinian minority in Israel and threaten their rights as citizens of the state, and in some cases harm the rights of Palestinian residents of the OPT. While this paper does not cover the entire body of discriminatory and/or...
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