In the fiftieth year of Israel’s unlawful occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, Israel continues to significantly alter the legal status, demographic composition, and character of the city of Jerusalem in violation of international law.
On 24 September 2017 the Israeli government informed the High Court that it plans to destroy Khan al-Ahmar and expel all of its residents by mid-April 2018. The Palestinian village, located in E1 area has a population of 172 Palestinian Bedouin. Israeli high-level officials also announced this week they are planning to destroy the Palestinian village of Susiya, in the southern West Bank.
BADIL Launches Case Study on “The Excessive Use of Force by the Israeli Army”
International Protection to Stop the Ongoing Nakba is Long Overdue
Nakba at 69: Statement by the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network
BADIL releases the spring issue of al-Majdal No.59, titled “Palestinian Refugees: Multiple Displacements and the Issue of Protection.”
This issue discusses the multiple displacements of Palestinian refugees from the perspective of the international response or lack thereof. The articles examine the asylum procedures of a number of countries spanning Europe and the Americas.
This statement is made on behalf of Save the Children and 16 NGOs, comprised of national, regional and international human rights and humanitarian civil society actors, including organizations that provide humanitarian assistance and support to vulnerable children and families in Yemen.
We are concerned by the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen as highlighted in the High Commissioner’s oral update on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 33/16 of October 2016.2
Understanding the scale and enduring nature of the forced displacement and transfer of Palestinians as well as the means by which Israel has pursued, and continues to pursue, this displacement is essential.
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the refusal by Israeli authorities to grant a work permit to Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director. The refusal reflects a larger policy of repression of human rights work by Israeli authorities through movement restrictions, arbitrary arrests, travel bans, and denial of entry.
The Zionist Israeli strategy of forcibly displacing Palestinian people and controlling over Palestinian lands has become very evident after the Israeli Knesset’s passage of the so-called “Regularization Law” on 6 February 2017. The law legalizes 4,000 housing units in 55 colonial outposts built on over 800 hectares of stolen Palestinian owned land in Area (C), which has been under Israeli control since the Oslo Accords and constitutes 60% of the West Bank.
(PHROC) strongly condemns the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) special unit's violent attacks against Palestinian prisoners and detainees.
Suppression of resistance is not commonly mentioned when analyzing Israeli policies of forced population transfer, yet it is a policy that affects all aspects of Palestinians’ lives and directly contributes to the creation of a coercive environment that results in the displacement of Palestinians.
For a comprehensive study of this policy, we have adopted a broad interpretation of resistance including all acts perceived by Israel as a threat to its dominance and control of Mandate Palestine.
December 9, 2016- In marking International Human Rights Defenders Day, the undersigned organizations commend the work of all human rights defenders working for justice globally, stand in solidarity with them, and highlight the case of individuals and organizations focused on Palestine. Human rights defenders advocating and working on Palestinian human rights around the world are facing intensifying threats and are increasingly targeted for their work.
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.
BADIL announces the release of the Forced Population Transfer: The Case of the Old City of Hebron Working Paper. This case study supplements BADIL’s 10-paper Series on Forced Population Transfer: The Case of Palestine and examines how Israeli policies of forcible transfer work in Hebron’s Old City.