Rights and Accountability

Oral arguments begin in Holy Land Five's case for appeal

The Fifth Circuit Court will hear the oral arguments for an appeal in the case of the Holy Land Five, the founders of the largest Muslim charity in the US who have been imprisoned under Patriot Act laws. 

Palestinian Americans "unequivocally reject" PA's UN statehood bid

Palestinian Americans have called on Arabs, Palestinians and their allies everywhere to reject a bid by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to ask the United Nations next month to admit the “State of Palestine” as a full member. In a 27 August statement from its coordinating committee, the US Palestinian Communities Network (USPCN) wrote: 

Video: No Place is Safe in Gaza

In a video released today by independent journalist Mohammed Al Majdalawi and distributed by Middle East Children’s Alliance, Palestinians describe the impact of Israel’s latest bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip. 

Call From Gaza: Open The Rafah Crossing Permanently And Unconditionally

Dozens of Arab and international organizations and leading personalities have joined an urgent call from Gaza to permanently re-open the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, which remains tightly restricted despite the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February. Here is the accompanying press release and the full text of the statement in English and Arabic and the list of endorsers. 


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