Archives - March 2019

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UN probe accuses Israel of crimes against humanity in Gaza protests

A UN probe has affirmed that there is evidence Israel committed crimes against humanity when its forces responded to protests in Gaza in 2018, as snipers targeted people clearly identifiable as children, health workers, journalists and people with disabilities. “Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. Some of those violations may …

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Ashrawi: ‘Israel’s administrative detention an assault on human rights‘

Commenting on Israel’s release today of Palestinian lawmaker and prominent human rights defender Khalida Jarrar after spending 20 months in administrative detention, Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member, said Israel’s administrative detention policy is “an assault on universal human rights.” Ashrawi said in a statement, on Thursday, “After twenty months in Israeli …

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Arab League welcomes UN report accusing Israel of war crimes against Palestinians

The Arab League (AL) welcomed on Thursday the results of a United Nations’ report that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes over the killing of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories. AL Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and occupied Arab territories, Saeed Abu Ali, said the results reflect the fairness of international humanitarian law …

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