Weekly report on human rights violations

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
5 September 2002

Twenty-four hours after the Israeli High Court of Justice decision to accept the transfer of Kifah and Intissar ‘Ajouri, brother and sister of ‘Ali ‘Ajouri who was assassinated by Israeli forces on 5 August 2002, from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, the two were dumped in the Gaza Strip near Netzarim settlement.

Concerned at Israeli military killings of Palestinian civilians, Annan urges lawful conduct

United Nations News Service
3 September 2002

Voicing concern over Israel’s recent military attacks which have killed a number of Palestinian civilians, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the country to abide by its obligations under international law.

Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said awarded the annual Prince of Asturias Concord Prize in Spain

Arjan El Fassed
3 September 2002

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and Palestinian intellectual Edward W. Said were awarded the annual Prince of Asturias Concord Prize in Spain for their efforts toward peace in the Middle East.


United States,
3 September 2002

Launch announcement press release for The Electronic Intifada’s new website, switched from Intranet to Internet mode on 4 September 2002.

Israeli Army Closes the Gates to Birzeit University

Birzeit University
3 September 2002

At around ten o’clock this morning, two Israeli military vehicles carrying about twelve soldiers arrived at the main gate of Birzeit University. They stayed for about twenty minutes, during which time the soldiers prevented students, faculty, and staff from entering or leaving the campus.

Forcible transfers of Palestinians to Gaza constitutes a war crime

Amnesty International
3 September 2002

The Israeli High Court of Justice issued a ruling allowing the forcible transfer of two Palestinians from their home town of Nablus to the Gaza Strip. Amnesty International said: ‘The unlawful forcible transfer of protected persons constitutes a war crime under both the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’.

Perfecting the Violence of Curfew

Sam Bahour
3 September 2002

The sophistication in the methods used by Israel in its systematic destruction of Palestinian society today struck a raw cord with every Palestinian parent and child.

UN envoy 'deeply disturbed' at killing of Palestinian civilians by Israeli military

United Nations News Service
2 September 2002

Saying he is “deeply disturbed” by recent Israeli military attacks which have left at least a dozen Palestinian civilians dead, the senior United Nations Middle East envoy today called for action to protect innocents on both sides of the conflict.

MSF report tells story of Palestinian medical personal in Hebron, Gaza

Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
2 September 2002

Today, M�decins Sans Frontieres (MSF) released the ‘Palestinian Chronicles’, a report with first-hand testimonies about the daily life of Palestinian civilians trapped by conflict in Hebron and the Gaza Strip, and whose suffering is generally unknown.

J'burg: Palestinian woman sues former Israeli PM

Arjan El Fassed
2 September 2002

A Palestinian woman living in Johannesburg, South Africa, today filed a lawsuit against former Israeli Prime Minister and current Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres.The plaintiff claims she was severely traumatised as a direct result of the Israeli occupation.


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