Tagged: Amnesty International

Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith News & Analysis
Amnesty International

Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith

Amnesty human rights campaigner Laith Abu Zeyad was banned by Israel from traveling and denied permits because of his human rights advocacy. Spread the word and demand Israel #LiftTheBan.

on May 27, 2020
Amnesty International Urges President Obama To End Military Aid To Israel Over Human Rights Abuses Op-Eds & Analysis
David Palumbo-Liu, Huffington Post

Amnesty International Urges President Obama To End Military Aid To Israel Over Human Rights Abuses

Recently, Amnesty International USA sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he use the power of his office to address three key issues in international human rights abuses before he leaves the White House in January.

on October 31, 2016
Amnesty Launches Online Tool Documenting Israeli Strikes on Gaza News Roundup
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Amnesty Launches Online Tool Documenting Israeli Strikes on Gaza

Amnesty International and London-based Forensic Architecture have unveiled an online tool for mapping 2,500 Israeli strikes during the Gaza war with Hamas and its allies last summer. An interactive map documents the time and place of each strike and classifies them according to type of strike, the site that was hit, the number of casualties and other factors. It includes pictures, videos, testimonies and satellite images.

on July 8, 2015
UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967 News Roundup
Yahoo! News

UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United Nations said Thursday, in a damning report on the humanitarian situation. Meanwhile, rights group Amnesty International criticised the "flagrant disregard" by Palestinian armed groups for the lives of Israeli civilians, fingering the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip as a culprit.

on March 26, 2015
Four questions for prime minister Netanyahu News Roundup
Amnesty International USA

Four questions for prime minister Netanyahu

This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to give two major speeches in Washington, DC. The first is Monday at the conference of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The second is on Tuesday before the U.S. Congress. Tuesday’s speech has been generating headlines, with more than 30 Members of Congress reportedly declaring that they will not attend.

on March 1, 2015
“Nothing is Immune”: Israel’s destruction of landmark buildings in Gaza Recommended Reports
Amnesty International

“Nothing is Immune”: Israel’s destruction of landmark buildings in Gaza

In the last four days of Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli army launched four attacks that totally destroyed multistorey landmark buildings in Gaza. While no one was killed, the attacks are of great significance because they are examples of what appears to have been deliberate destruction and targeting of civilian buildings and property on a large scale, carried out without military necessity. This briefing focuses exclusively on these attacks and considers whether they were militarily justified. It concludes that the destruction was extensive and appeared to have been wanton and not justified by military necessity.

on December 9, 2014
Why is Israel preventing rights experts from entering Gaza? Op-Eds & Analysis
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Why is Israel preventing rights experts from entering Gaza?

Israel prevented experts from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch from entering the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and it still is preventing them. As a result, no independent professionals (for example, a certain retired British military officer) have been able to check in real time the army’s claims and versions; for example, about weapons caches or firing near or from inside UN buildings.

on December 8, 2014
Report: Families Under the Rubble - Israeli Attacks on Inhabited Homes News Roundup
Amnesty International

Report: Families Under the Rubble - Israeli Attacks on Inhabited Homes

Israeli air strikes during Israel’s recent military operation in the Gaza Strip, Operation Protective Edge, targeted inhabited multistorey family homes. Whole families, including many women and children, were killed or injured by these targeted strikes and, in addition, there was extensive destruction of civilian property. These attacks were carried out in the context of a 50-day conflict, from 8 July until 26 August, in which the scale of destruction, damage, death and injury to Palestinian civilians, homes and infrastructure was appalling.

on November 5, 2014
Israel must scrap illegal land grab in the West Bank News Roundup
Amnesty International

Israel must scrap illegal land grab in the West Bank

The Israeli authorities’ outrageous plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank is illegal and must be rescinded immediately, said Amnesty International. “Israel’s strategy of illegally confiscating land for settlements in the West Bank must stop once and for all. Not only it is illegal under international law but it is leading to a wide range of violations of Palestinians’ human rights on a mass scale,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

on September 1, 2014
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