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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

Take action for Palestinian children killed by Israel

Learn the story of two boys fatally shot in cold blood by Israeli forces and take action to call for justice.

Solidarity hunger strike brings end to 570-day isolation of Palestinian prisoner

A nine-day solidarity hunger strike by more than one hundred Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails brings end to nineteen-month solitary confinement of fellow prisoner.

Israel world's second most lethal country for journalists in 2014, watchdog says

Syria topped Reporters Without Borders’ grim league table for 2014, followed by “Palestine.”

Oxfam finally breaks silence on UN's failed Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism

Situation in Gaza is becoming “increasingly urgent” as 100,000 people remain displaced due to destruction Israel wrought last summer.

Israel jails village leader over peaceful protests against settler land theft

Murad Shtaiwi’s “crime” is organizing peaceful protests against settlers’ theft of Kufr Qaddoum’s land.
 

Israeli evidence backfires in compensation case for injured US activist

A video of Tristan Anderson played in court showed that contrary to Israeli claims, the American activist was severely injured by a high-velocity tear gas canister.

PA official Ziad Abu Ein was first Palestinian extradited from US to Israel

Ziad Abu Ein died after being assaulted by Israeli occupation forces. More than three decades ago he was a cause celebre, as he became the first Palestinian extradited from the US to Israel.

US prosecutors trying to block Rasmea Odeh's release from jail

Federal prosecutors are attempting to invalidate Rasmea Odeh’s $50,000 bond for release, but supporters say the government has its facts wrong.

CIA cites Israeli court ruling to "justify" torture program

Israeli ruling provided a “novel” excuse for inflicting pain on detainees, according to a 2001 CIA memo. 

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