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Racial Discrimination
Palestinian citizens of Israel experience systematic marginalisation and discrimination in a wide number of areas, including the speaking and writing of their own language. In 2018, the Israeli government passed the Jewish Nation-State Law, which stripped Arabic of its status as an official language. Hebrew and English are now the most dominant languages in the...
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Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on alleged Israeli war crimes during the recent conflict in Gaza, which occurred between 10 and 21 May, killing 260 and injuring 1,948. Over half the dead (129) were civilians, including 66 children. And children accounted for almost a third (610) of the injured. The report specifically focuses...
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On July 18, the Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett claimed, in both English and Hebrew, that Jews should have “freedom of worship” in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which directly challenged the current arrangement, in which it is exclusively a prayer location for Muslims. Although anonymous officials in his office rejected his claim on the following day,...
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On July 6, Sami Abou Shahadeh, the Joint List MK, tweeted: “The racist amendment against Palestinian family reunification expired!” At midnight, the ban against family reunification ended after the Government failed to pass an extension of the temporary law in the Knesset. Most opponents were from the Israeli Right who sought a more permanent ban...
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On July 5, the blog of the European Journal of International Law published an essay by Noura Erakat, entitled Beyond Discrimination: Apartheid is a Colonial Project and Zionism is a form of Racism. In this essay, Erakat first explores Palestinian intellectual thought on Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination. She highlights the...
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The Citizenship and Entry Law, which was passed in 2003, is a temporary order that imposes a ban on family unification for Palestinians. The Law bars granting Israeli citizenship or long-term legal status to Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza who marry Israeli citizens or residents. The Law does not apply to Jewish settlers...
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On Tuesday 29 June, Israeli police watched on and provided protection to a bulldozer as it flattened Harbi Rajabi’s butcher’s shop in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, leaving his employee Mahmoud Basit and his 14 family members without an income. This was the first of the 16 demolition orders to be applied to Palestinian...
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Israeli police inflicted more than 20 violations on Palestinians in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem in the period 9 May – 12 June 2021, including mass arrests and the use of unlawful force, torture and other forms of ill-treatment. These activities, as part of a ‘crackdown’ in the aftermath of the recent upsurge of violence in...
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