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27 Sep 2016 description

B’Tselem has lodged a complaint with the Israel Police over the fact that Hebron Police officers prevented a volunteer working with the organization, ‘Imad Abu Shamsiyeh, from filing a complaint regarding death threats he has been receiving ever since he documented the killing of ‘Abd al-Fatah a-Sharif by Israeli soldier Elor Azaria.

27 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the thirty-first submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

27 Sep 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016

26 Sep 2016 description

Following two months of increased use of excessive force and illegal threats to Palestinian youth in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, this Israeli policy of oppression of resistance and terror by the Israeli occupying forces continues.

26 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Japan
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Grant Contracts for two Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) were signed today by Mr. Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the PA, and representatives of Yatma and Beit Imrin Village Councils at the Representative Office of Japan in Ramallah for a total amount of US$ 166,260.

26 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA (26 September 2016) – Reducing violence against women and promoting gender equality are two underused tools in bridging fragmented and divided communities and achieving peace, said United Nations human rights expert Dubravka Šimonović, at the end of her first official visit* to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory/State of Palestine.

26 Sep 2016 description

Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a general debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly
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Summary

The present report contains replies received from Member States in response to the note verbale by the Secretary-General of 2 May 2016 concerning implementation of the relevant provisions of General Assembly resolutions 70/16, entitled “Jerusalem”, and 70/17, entitled “The Syrian Golan”.

I. Introduction

25 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

  • Rich countries are violating international norms on refugee protection and asylum, both in spirit and in practice, causing an erosion of refugee protection worldwide that risks overturning the international refugee regime.

  • Restrictive refugee policies in contexts such as Australia and Europe are creating ‘ripple effects’, fostering negative developments in lower-income countries such as Indonesia, Kenya and Jordan.

25 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Israeli Settlement Football Clubs Contribute to Human Rights Violations

23 Sep 2016 description
report Middle East Quartet

Joint Statements

Representatives of the Quartet — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini — met in New York on 23 September.

23 Sep 2016 description

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Friday 9/23/2016 - 17:45 GMT

Israeli troops on Friday shot and wounded a Palestinian teenager who the army said was attempting to stab Israelis at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank.

"An assailant attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Elias junction, near the community of Kiryat Arba," a military statement said.

"Forces at the scene shot the assailant, who is receiving medical treatment."

Palestinian security sources said he was aged 14.

23 Sep 2016 description

Throughout August, UNRWA delivered its Summer Learning Programme (SLP), a central component of the Agency-wide Education in Emergencies programme (EiE). The 2016 programme, which started on 29 June, is divided into catch-up classes and summer learning activities. A total of 10,499 students participated in a variety of activities and classes in arts, music, sports, French, Arabic, English, and mathematics. A further 1,835 students were enrolled in catch-up classes. Summer learning classes took place in 32 schools, while 22 schools offered catch-up classes.

23 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11826

22 September 2016

Seventy-first session, 14th, 15th & 16th meetings (AM, PM & night)

Iran, Da’esh our common enemy, Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Arab states

The General Assembly moved into day three of its general debate today with a push to elevate the Palestinian legal and political leadership in the world body so as to allow for their chairing of committees and international groups, the ability to sponsor resolutions, and to proclaim 2017 as the International Year to end the Israeli Occupation.

22 Sep 2016 description

Latest developments

On 20 September, Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian boy at the entrance of Bani Na’im village (Hebron), allegedly after he attempted to stab a soldier; no Israeli injuries were reported.

Weekly highlights

22 Sep 2016 description
report Gisha

 1,550 permit revocations of 3,500-3,700 trader permits granted
 160 permit revocations of 350 “Businessman Gaza” (BMG) permits granted to prominent businesspeople in Gaza, including 2 of the 4 BMG permits granted to women
 21% rate of permit denial for UN national staff based in Gaza in June; an increase from 3% in January
 75% increase in the number of cancer patients who turned to PHR-I for assistance after their permit requests were rejected

22 Sep 2016 description

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt 8 civilians were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Among the killed was a Jordanian person, who was killed in occupied Jerusalem, and 5 children. 13 civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Israeli warplanes carried out 3 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, due to which 2 agricultural rooms and a water well were destroyed.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly
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Letter of transmittal

Letter dated 1 July 2016 from the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East addressed to the President of the General Assembly

21 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • In August, WFP assisted 700,713 people: 648,822 Syrian refugees, 19,575 Palestinian refugees from Syria and 32,316 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).

  • Assessment and monitoring reports from early 2016 show food security improvements among households receiving food assistance.

Operational Updates

  • WFP’s school meals programme paused for summer holidays and will resume in October.