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Racial Discrimination
On March 3, 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened an investigation into alleged Israel war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt).   The ICC followed with a notification letter requesting clarification on whether the Israeli government intends to investigate the alleged war crimes.  In response, 185 Israeli scientists and intellectuals signed a letter addressed...
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West Bank Palestinians frequently experience systematic violence and other forms of intimidation at the hands of Jewish-Israeli settlers who seek to drive them off their land.  The United Nations humanitarian office (OCHA) has reported 127 confirmed settler attacks against Palestinians and their property in this year alone. In one such attack, on the evening of May...
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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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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...
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Around 16 families and a total of 195 Palestinians, (including 70 children), are threatened to be evicted from their homes in two occupied East Jerusalem neighborhoods, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.  Michael Lynk, a UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, called for the displacement orders to be reversed, and...
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On April 22, hundreds of Israeli demonstrators in Jerusalem’s Old City chanted “Death to Arabs” and “May your village burn” and called on Jews to take up arms. Israeli media reported demonstrators were “looking for Arabs” who they could violently attack. Video footage uploaded to social media showed Palestinian pedestrians being harassed and attacked, and rocks being thrown...
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Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to establish an Arabic school in Nof HaGalil, a town in the north of Israel on April 20.  Over a third (37 percent) of the town’s students are Palestinian citizens of Israel whose mother tongue is Arabic. Palestinian citizens of Israel have increasingly been deprived of their rights since...
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Al-Araqeeb, a Palestinian Bedouin village in the southern Negev region of Israel, has been demolished by the Israeli army for the 186th time, and for the 11th time since the WHO (World Health Organisation) declared the outbreak of the ongoing pandemic in March 2020. These repeated demolitions have continued as part of the Prawer Plan,...
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“Knesset Member Betzalel Smotrich of the Religious Zionism party warned Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi that Muslims and Arabs who do not accept Jewish rule over Israel will soon be expelled from the country, during a Twitter argument on Wednesday.” By insisting that Arabs accept Jewish rule, Israeli lawmakers and politicians are effectively asking the...
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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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