Human Rights

Weekly report on human rights violations

This week, Israeli occupying forces carried out a series of limited incursions into Palestinian areas in the Gaza Strip, while continuing to invade Palestinian areas in the West Bank. The human rights violations against Palestinian civilians have included willful killings, shelling of, and incursion into Palestinian areas, house demolition, and agricultural land leveling. This week, three Palestinians were killed and dozens were wounded by Israeli occupying forces. 

Defining Apartheid: Israel's Record

The following document was compiled by Uri Strauss for the Electronic Intifada, from a UN document and from a report by Palestinian human rights organisations LAW and Al-Haq. The document presents the internationally-accepted definition of ‘Apartheid’ alongside relevant examples of Israel’s human rights record in the occupied territories. 

Forcible transfers of Palestinians to Gaza constitutes a war crime

The Israeli High Court of Justice issued a ruling allowing the forcible transfer of two Palestinians from their home town of Nablus to the Gaza Strip. Amnesty International said: ‘The unlawful forcible transfer of protected persons constitutes a war crime under both the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’.