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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

Jerusalem teen killed by Israeli forces in “cold blood,” family says

Ali Abu Ghannam has become the first Palestinian child to be killed by Israeli occupation forces this year.

With Israel's help, EU seeks new ways of being cruel to refugees

Israel’s arms industry has advised the EU on using drones to track people seeking aslylum. 

Leaked emails expose Sony concern over report its cameras used in Gaza attack

An Israeli missile part found in Gaza’s devastated Khuzaa village allegedly contained a camera manufactured by Sony as part of its guidance system.

Israel "directly targeted" children in drone strikes on Gaza, says rights group

Almost 70 percent of children killed by Israel in Gaza last summer were less than twelve years old. 

European Parliament members demand "pressure" on Israel to free Palestinian lawmakers

There has been a sharp increase in the number of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel over the past year.

No Arab players need apply to Israeli football team, coach says

While racism is endemic in Israeli football, Beitar Jerusalem is particularly notorious for the violence and anti-Arab hatred of its fans.

International aid agencies call for sanctions on Israel over Gaza “stalemate”

Deadbeat states – including Turkey, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates – have failed to deliver a single dollar of reconstruction aid they promised for Gaza.

Israeli seizure of Palestinian tax revenues is "collective punishment"

Al-Haq says Israel’s history of withholding tax revenues amounts to collective punishment and is a grave breach of international law.

Thousands at risk of death as Yarmouk violence worsens

Palestinian official announces agreement with Syria to use military force to expel ISIS from Damascus-area camp.

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