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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

Israel places journalist in incommunicado detention

The Electronic Intifada has obtained the closed court transcript and gag order extending the detention and interrogation of journalist Majd Kayyal, which Israeli media are not permitted to report.

Young Palestinian dad died from Israeli torture, forensic expert says

Arafat Jaradat, a 33-year-old father of two, died on 23 February 2013 in Israel’s Megiddo Prison.

Video: Victim recounts torture in Palestinian Authority prison

“I wish I could be as I was before, to walk on the street without fear,” says 28-year-old Osamah al-Shawamreh.

Israel jails Druze conscientious objector for the sixth time

“I will refuse to serve in the army even if I’m jailed sixty times,” says 18-year-old Omar Saad.

What is Palestine's Land Day?

“One truth is that there is no Zionism, no settlement, no Jewish state without evacuation of the Arabs and confiscation and enclosure of their land.”

Amnesty warns Israel against “violent crackdown” on Land Day

Every 30 March Palestinians commemorate the 1976 expropriation by Israel of vast tracts of land in the Galilee and the killing of six protestors.

Israeli interrogator threatens sexual assault, home demolition, says Palestinian child

Testimonies collected by Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups suggest Israeli interrogators have threatened Palestinian kids with sexual violence.

Transporter of Israeli settlement goods benefits from EU science grant

Brussels officials are refusing to investigate why they approved a subsidy to a freight company bringing food from illegal colonies to Europe’s supermarkets.

Bad news for Israel: headlines only tip of European boycott iceberg

A new survey of Dutch pension funds, banks and insurance companies shows that as many as one in seven have excluded companies from investment due to their involvement in the Israeli occupation.

Israel-backed "solution" could worsen Gaza's water crisis

Desalination could help Israel to continue evading its obligations under international law.

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