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A second Gazan journalist has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers during ongoing protests along the Gaza Strip-Israel border fence. ... situations in violation of international norms” while Amnesty International demanded an “immediate end” to “excessive and lethal force” used against protestors. United ...
In early April, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Israel to ensure that security forces do not use excessive force against Palestinian protesters. Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International slammed what they called “calculated” killings and the use of deadly force ...

Responding to the Israeli government's declaration to the High Court that it will stop forcible deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to “third countries”, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Magdalena Mughrabi said: “While the Israeli government's ...
Israel has continued to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to Uganda until at least January 2018, Amnesty International revealed today, despite statements by the Ugandan government that no agreement had been in place with Israel to receive them. New research by the organization shows ...
Spokespeople available for interview. The Israeli authorities must put an immediate end to the excessive and lethal force being used to suppress Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza, Amnesty International said as fresh protests have started today. Following the deaths of 26 Palestinians, including three ...
President Donald Trump's advisor on Israel-Palestinian negotiations said the U.S. would offer “an outstretched hand” to Gaza—but only when the ... The rights group Amnesty International called on the Israeli authorities to “stop using lethal and other excessive force against Palestinian protesters once and ...

Several leading Jewish American groups congratulated the Israeli government for the new agreement, including the Union for Reform Judaism, and the New Israel Fund. Mickey Gitzin of the NIF called Monday a day of triumph for civil society groups and Israelis who had fought against the deportation.
Following the deaths of 17 Palestinians during protests that started yesterday in the Gaza Strip and the injuring of hundreds of others, Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to put an immediate end to its heavy handed, and often lethal, suppression of Palestinian demonstrations.
On 30 March 1976, Palestinian citizens of Israel protested the Israeli government's expropriation of 2,000 hectares of land surrounding Palestinian villages in ... threat of death or serious injury,” said Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.
Amnesty International told me that it “does not take a position on the current application” of U.S. economic sanctions that Trump's administration imposed on ... Finkelstein wrote “By supplying Israel with pretexts for atrocities that were among the most heinous it committed during Protective Edge, Amnesty ...

Last month, Sarah Silverman, a well-known Jewish American comic and actor, tweeted a link to an Amnesty International petition that calls upon Israel to release the 17-year-old Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, who is being detained, alongside several of her family members, for slapping an Israeli soldier.
“Salah Hammouri's detention is another outrageous example of Israel's extensive use of administrative detention. Its use has been steadily expanding over the years of the Israeli occupation. Amnesty International calls on Israel to end its use of this practice, which places detainees and their families in a ...
Also, the use of this tool is not limited to Palestinian members of terror cells that plan or carry out attacks against Israelis. “Even membership in an organization is reason for detaining Palestinians and denying them a meeting with a lawyer,” Sfard said. Attorney Raslan Mahagna of the Arab-Israeli town of ...
Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International's new annual report says. 2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty ...
Israel violated human rights in various ways last year, including the detention of Palestinians without trial, illegal interrogation methods, illegal construction in the West Bank and the restriction of Palestinians' movement, Amnesty International says in its annual report. Amnesty also mentions killings by the ...
The Israeli authorities must immediately release teenage activist Ahed Tamimi whose continued detention is a desperate attempt to intimidate Palestinian children who dare to stand up to repression by occupying forces, Amnesty International said. Ahed Tamimi's trial is due to start tomorrow in Ofer juvenile ...


 

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