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Denial Right to Services
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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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 13, Omer Barlev, Israel’s internal security minister, said that Naftali Bennett, the country’s prime minister, wants to introduce vouchers for the distribution of humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip. If implemented, this system would complement the controls that Israel already imposes on payments into the Strip including from Qatar in 2014. Last month,...
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As the occupying power, Israel has a legal obligation under the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect the rights of all Palestinians, including their right to health.  However, Israel is not only ignoring its own legal obligation under international law – as shown by its discriminatory Covid-19 vaccination policy– but is further disrupting the ability of...
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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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"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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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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The vaccination process is another example of how Israel continues to privilege the Jewish people over the Palestinian people in the same territory of the West Bank. As a start, Palestinians living under Israeli military rule, are the legal responsibility of the Israeli authorities under the Geneva convention.  In addition, the decisions of Palestinians and specifically the movement...
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“Israel has had the fastest vaccination rollout in the entire world, with 40% of Israelis already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but Palestinians in the Occupied Territories have received almost no doses — a situation critics call “vaccine apartheid.” By one count, just 34,000 vaccine doses have been administered to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, which has...
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“The ‘joke’ works because Israel has vaccinated Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank while discriminating against millions of Palestinians in the same area, contrary to its obligations under international law. Simply saying something is anti-Semitic, as Che’s critics do, cannot be allowed to become an acceptable means for obscuring anti-Palestinian discrimination.” Read the full article...
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