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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

In closely watched case, US Supreme Court may decide fate of Jerusalem

Can a US passport state that “Israel” is the birth country of a US citizen born in Jerusalem? Answer given by justices may have profound implications.

Villagers facing massive Israeli land grab urge action from Europe

Palestinians in Wadi Fukin want the EU to go beyond its criticisms of settlement expansion and introduce sanctions against Israel.

ICC already has authority to investigate Israel for war crimes, legal group says

The international court’s investigation “should include whether certain US officials have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity in Gaza,” say legal groups.

Palestinian Authority arrests two journalists for Facebook posts

Palestinian journalists are stuck between Israel’s brutal occupation and an increasingly repressive Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

Israel exploring ways to "lower birthrate" of Bedouins, says minister

Yair Shamir’s latest comments are part of a long history of anti-Palestinian racism among Israeli politicians.

Video: Florida teen tortured by Israeli police tells his story

Tariq Abukhdeir recalls the horrifying beating and torture he endured shortly after his cousin Muhammad Abu Khudair was murdered in Jerusalem. Tariq and his mother spoke recently in San Diego.

Hundreds of Palestinians killed in Mediterranean were trying to escape hopelessness in Gaza

Khalil Abu Shammala of Al Dameer Association for Human Rights says Palestinians in Gaza are taking desperate, risky measures to live a normal life free of occupation and the Israeli-Egyptian siege.

Gaza medics go door to door to treat thousands of war wounded

Half of the 11,000 Palestinians wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza this summer require rehabilitation care.

Family held at gunpoint as Israel arrests another Palestinian rights defender

Ayman Nasser, legal coordinator for prisoner rights group Addameer, arrested in late-night raid on his home.

Israel sprays "skunk water" into Palestinian homes

Testing “non-lethal” weapons on civilians may be a war crime, says the research group Who Profits.

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