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Limiting Political Rights & Silencing Opposers – 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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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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Since the wave of protests began on 30 March 2018, near the Gaza-Israel ‘border’, the Israeli military has killed 32 Palestinians in Gaza, 26 of which are demonstrators, and injured more than 1,000 with live ammunition. Despite the heavy toll on deaths and permanent injuries, all state and military officials refuse to cancel the unlawful...
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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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"[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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"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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