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Rights and Accountability

News about work to enforce human rights and international law

Palestinian lawmaker resists banishment, tells occupiers they must go

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

Video: Palestinians cheer as Israeli “skunk” truck crashes into ravine

Israel has been spraying a liquid said to smell like rotting corpses indiscriminately at people, homes and businesses in occupied Jerusalem.

Israel invests millions in occupied Golan Heights settlement college

Since the violence broke out in Syria in March 2011, Israel has tried to exploit the situation in order to strengthen its occupation of the Golan Heights.

Protester against Israel's land theft remains jailed -- four months after arrest

Human rights groups complain to UN over how Murad Shtaiwi has been denied a fair trial.

Video: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at 6-year-old children on their way to school

Israeli soldiers have attacked elementary school kids in the occupied West Bank with tear gas twice this week.

Israel's extermination of whole families in Gaza reflects genocidal impulse

Israel’s crimes in Gaza were not only war crimes and crimes against humanity. The evidence suggests they rise to the level of genocide.

Scorched earth: Israel obliterates two more Gaza high rises

Israel perpetrated the destruction of two more high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip overnight, making hundreds more people homeless and destroying dozens of business.

Starve or surrender: Cut off all food and water to Gaza, says Israeli general

Israeli Major-General Giora Eiland has urged that all food and water be cut off to Gaza residents – a major war crime and precisely the “starve or surrender” policy condemned when used in Syria.

Israel kills human rights defenders and their families

Israel’s refusal to allow human rights organizations entry to Gaza reflects a pattern of disrespect for the work of human rights defenders.

How many bombs has Israel dropped on Gaza?

Explosive force Israel has dropped on Gaza comparable to Hiroshima atomic bomb.

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