Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups urge action

Five Palestinian and four Israeli human rights groups have published identical advisertisements, today in the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz and tomorrow in the Palestinian daily Al-Quds, stating: “Revenge cannot be policy, violence will not bring peace”. Referring to the state-sanctioned house demolitions it also states: “The government proposes, the Knesset supports, the public is silent - and the High Court approves”. Among the groups are the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Physicians for Human Rights in Israel.

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