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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

Israeli high court upholds racist "admission committees" law

After a three-year legal battle, the high court rules in favor of the Admissions Committees Law.

Israeli drone conference features weapons used to kill Gaza's children

Being able to drop bombs on Palestinians makes the development of arms “more efficient,” says technology chief in Israeli military.

Hundreds, many from Gaza, murdered at sea by smugglers

The few survivors say their ship was deliberately rammed by the very men who were supposed to be escorting them to safer lands.

Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end

A new UN assessment lays out the massive needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza, but uncertainty remains over an agreement to lift restrictions on the movement of goods and people.

Israeli officer admits ordering lethal strike on own soldier during Gaza massacre

In candid interview, religious nationalist Israeli commander Ofer Winter justifies mass killing of civilians in Gaza and cites divine intervention from God as reason for Jewish victory.

Palestinian Bedouin homes demolished by Israel

More than eight months after Israel cancelled a plan to displace tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins, housing demolitions continue without pause.

Despite ceasefire, the number of displaced in Gaza is rising again

Meanwhile, the scale of the destruction to Gaza’s infrastructure and economy caused by 51 days of Israeli bombing is becoming starker.

Illinois chancellor says she should have “consulted with more people” before firing Palestinian scholar

Phyllis Wise acknowledged the negative impact her decision to fire Israel critic Steven Salaita is having on the university.

Palestinian American activist asks judge to drop charges based on “illegal” US investigation

The trial of Rasmea Yousef Odeh will begin on 4 November but the Palestinian American community leader hopes that the judge will dismiss the charges against her when he rules on key defense motions next month.

Palestinian lawmaker resists banishment, tells occupiers they must go

Khalida Jarrar has set up a protest camp at the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah where she will remain until the banishment order is lifted. “It is the occupation who must leave our homeland,” she has said.

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