Weekly report on human rights violations

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
11 September 2002

This week, Israeli occupying forces carried out a series of limited incursions into Palestinian areas in the Gaza Strip, while continuing to invade Palestinian areas in the West Bank. Furthermore, five Palestinians were killed by Israeli occupying forces.

This day a year ago

Hasan Abu Nimah
10 September 2002

One year later, people in the Arab world are still struggling with the enormity and meaning of the September 11 attacks. Hasan Abu-Nimah provides his perspective from Amman.

Minister of Interior revokes citizenship of Palestinian citizen of Israel

10 September 2002

Yesterday, Minister of Interior Eli Yishai signed a special decree officially revoking the citizenship of Mr. Nihad Abu Kishik. This unprecedented decision makes Abu Kishik stateless.

Premiere of Pilger's 'Palestine is still the issue'

Arjan El Fassed
10 September 2002

Yesterday, John Pilger’s documentary ‘Palestine is still the issue’ had its premiere today in London at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. After showing their latest film, both Pilger and his producer Christopher Martin appeared on stage and took questions.

9/11, Terrorism, and the Middle East: The way out

Jeff Halper
9 September 2002

From Durban and the World Conference Against Racism, a covenant to address the inequities and grievances that nurture terrorism, oppression, and conflict. Jeff Halper, coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions writes from Jerusalem.

Forgotten villages: struggling to survive under closure in the West Bank

Oxfam International
9 September 2002

Oxfam International is calling for the immediate end to these ‘closure’ policies. New research released today by the international aid agency highlights the suffering of Palestinians living in rural areas of the West Bank.

Journalists Condemn Israeli Attack on West Bank Radio Station

International Federation of Journalists
9 September 2002

The International Federation of Journalists has accused the Israeli authorities of a vendetta against a private radio station which has been raided, shelled and prosecuted in a series of attacks, the latest at the beginning of September.

Letter to Jerusalem

Cynthia Cruz
8 September 2002

During my stay in the West Bank, it was rare for me to come across a Palestinian man who had not been arrested or detained at some point. As a volunteer with the Red Crescent, I learned of the frequency with which the Israeli military soldiers harassed and threatened the ambulance drivers.

Palestinian Rights in the Document Shredder: The Nusseibeh-Ayalon Agreement

Ali Abunimah
6 September 2002

An Israeli newspaper has revealed the contents of an agreement between PLO Jerusalem spokesman Sari Nusseibeh, and former chief of the Israeli secret police, Ami Ayalon, for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. EI’s Ali Abunimah says that this document is full of deceptive language concealing disasterous concessions which liquidate basic Palestinian human rights.

Ramallah: Arafat's Compound (2)

6 September 2002

On 6 September 2002, EI’s Arjan El Fassed filmed the “Muqata”, the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Arafat’s compound sustained more damage from Israeli bulldozers after a second round of destruction. The siege on Arafat’s headquarters had been severed the past few weeks.


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