Current Action: Press Release 24 October 2021

On Friday last, 22nd October, the Israeli government designated six Palestinian human rights organisations as terrorist institutions. This designation effectively outlaws the activities of these civil society groups and allows Israeli authorities to take measures against them, including; to close their offices, seize their assets, arrest and imprison their staff, prohibit funding and it even outlaws expressing support for their activities. It is in effect an attempt to eradicate all activities of Palestinian civil society.

Israel’s decision to label six Palestinian human rights organisations as ‘terrorist’ organisations represents a totally unacceptable development in Israel’s relentless and systematic operation against Palestinian NGOs and human rights defenders. It is no coincidence that a number of the organisations targeted by Israel are engaged in documentation of human rights violations and have cooperated closely with the International Criminal Court in its probe into war crimes committed by the state of Israel in the West Bank and Gaza. Full Press Statement here.


Recent Media Items

US insists it wasn’t given heads-up before Israel blacklisted Palestinian groups (Times of Israel, 26 October 2021)

Israel to send delegation to US to justify banning Palestinian rights groups (Middle East Eye, 25 October 2021)

Muslim scholars slam Israeli demolition of historic cemetery in Jerusalem (Middle East Monitor, 25 October 2021)

EU tells Israel to stop settler expansion (EU Observer, 25 October 2021)

Israel calls the fight for Palestinian rights ‘terror’ - and so turns reality on its head (Middle East Eye, 25 October 2021)

The Ethnic Cleansing Theme Park (Tribune Mag, 6 July 2021)

Gaza: 'Collective shock' of traumatic events sees mental health cases soar (Middle East Eye, 24 October 2021)

Israel extends detention of Palestinian detainee on hunger strike (Al Araby, 25 October 2021)

David Miller was cleared of anti-Semitism, leaked document shows (Electronic Intifada, 22 October 2021)

Israel to build 1,300 settlement units in occupied West Bank (Al Jazeera, 24 October 2021)

Israel wants to silence rights groups reporting on violations: NGO official (Al Araby, 24 October 2021)

Settlements, Palestinian NGOs Rock Israeli Government Ahead of Key Date (Haaretz, 25 October 2021)

Over 40 US organizations join 500+ tech workers in demanding Amazon and Google end all ties with Israeli apartheid (WAFA News, 23 October 2021)

EDITORIAL: +972 stands with Palestinian rights groups under attack (+972mag, 24 October 2021)

The outlawing of Palestinian NGOs is a stain upon Israel (Haaretz Editorial, 24 October 2021)

Coalition government party Meretz rails against terror listing for Palestinian rights groups (Times of Israel, 23 October 2021)

Israel disputes US claim it wasn´t told of plan to outlaw Palestinian rights groups (Times of Israel, 23 October 2021)

Israel declares war on Palestinian rights groups (Ali Abunimah & Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada, 22 October 2021)

A nightmare olive harvest season in the West Bank (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 22 October 2021)

Israel kills child and steals his body (Tamara Nassar, Electronic Intifada, 21 October 2021)

Israel Police prevented a Palestinian detainee from breastfeeding her baby (Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, 20 October 2021)

Ending censorship, IDF admits officer jailed in 2017 raped a Palestinian woman (Times of Israel, 20 October 2021)

Israel's 'gesture' to Palestinians reveals the extent of its control over the West Bank and Gaza (Amira Hass, Haaretz, 20 October 2021)

Israel approves West Bank residency for 4,000 Palestinians, after 10-year freeze (Times of Israel, 19 October 2021)

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Israel court upholds demolition of Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem (Middle East Monitor, 18 October 2021)

9,300 olive trees destroyed by Israel in the West Bank in one year, says International Committee of the Red Cross (Middle East Monitor, 13 October 2021)

Israel labels leading Palestinian human rights groups ‘terrorist institutions´ (Mondoweiss, 22 October 2021)

Israel declares six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist organisations' (Middle East Eye, 22 October 2021)

Israel declares war on Palestinian rights groups (Electronic Intifada, 22 October 2021)

Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike as Israel concedes to demands (Al Araby, 22 October 2021)

Israel/OPT: Designation of Palestinian civil society groups as terrorists a brazen attack on human rights (Amnesty, 22 October 2021)

‘Racism isn´t kosher´: British Jews protest ongoing embrace of Israeli ambassador (+972mag, 22 October 2021)

How Facebook helps Israel hide its crimes (Counter Currents, 22 October 2021)

Israel: Release or charge five Palestinian hunger strikers -- UN experts (Relief Web, 21 October 2021)

West Bank: Israeli settlers uproot hundreds of Palestinian village's olive trees (Middle East Eye, 21 October 2021)

In Photos: Palestinians in Gaza Protest ‘Cemeteries of Numbers´ (Palestine Chronicle, 21 October 2021)

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In praise and defence of Sally Rooney (Al Jazeera, 21 October 2021)

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New Israeli Poll: Promoting Peace with Palestine the Lowest Priority (Palestine Chronicle, 20 October 2021)

The standard Israeli charge against anyone who dares criticise Israel (MENA FN, 20 October 2021)

Palestinians demand mobilisation to save hunger-strike prisoner (Al Jazeera, 20 October 2021)

Statement by Amb. Byrne Nason, UNSC Open Debate-the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question (DFA, 19 October 2021)

Violent Israeli raids in occupied East Jerusalem wound dozens (Al Jazeera, 19 October 2021)

Israeli Commander of Massacre at Palestinian Village Dies (Haaretz, 19 October 2021)

The meaning of Apartheid for Israel (Mondoweiss, 19 October 2021)

After Corbyn, Israel Lobby Turns Its Guns on UK Academia (Palestine Chronicle, 19 October 2021)

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Israel revokes Jerusalem residency of prominent Franco-Palestinian lawyer (Middle East Eye, 19 October 2021)

Israel legalises registry of 4,000 Palestinians in West Bank, after over a decade (Middle East Monitor, 19 October 2021)

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Palestinian olive pickers attacked by large group of settlers, PA says (Times of Israel, 15 October 2021)

Settlers light fires, throw rocks towards Palestinian home during clashes (Times of Israel, 15 October 2021)

Shot at, bound, beaten, deprived of food: Two Palestinian boys' ordeal at the hands of Israeli troops (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 15 October 2021)

Handcuffed and blindfolded, veteran of Israel's top commando unit now fights the occupation (Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 15 October 2021)

Israeli cops attacked by settlers for dismantling tent near West Bank settlement (Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, 12 October 2021)

High Court slams Israel for allowing settlers to enter evicted West Bank settlement (Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, 12 October 2021)

Sally Rooney explains her Israel boycott: 'BDS is anti-racist' (Ben Samuels, Haaretz, 12 October 2021)

‘The Golan Heights is Israeli, period’, said Israeli Prime Minister (Times of Israel, 11 October 2021)

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Palestinian hopes for freedom still alive 10 years after Shalit deal (Middle East Monitor, 18 October 2021)

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The West Bank's 'Rotten Apples' (Haaretz, 19 October 2021)

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Palestine welcomes African Union efforts to prevent immediate accession of Israel (Radio Pakistan, 17 October 2021)

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US to Oppose UN Human Rights Council’s ‘Disproportionate’ Attention on Israel (Palestine Chronicle, 15 October 2021)

Palestine in my imagination (Mondoweiss, 15 October 2021)

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Hospitalised Palestinian prisoner enters 86th day of hunger strike (Middle East Monitor, 15 October 2021)

Israeli lawmaker regrets Ben-Gurion didn’t "finish the job" (Electronic Intifada, 15 October 2021)

Israel approves building plan in illegal Jerusalem settlement (Al Jazeera, 14 October 2021)

Israel Must Close the Jewish Agency (Haaretz, 15 October 2021)

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Is the Israeli occupation in Palestine forever? (Daily Sabah, 15 October 2021)

Archbishop Hanna: Christian Presence in Palestine is Declining Due to Israeli Occupation (Palestine Chronicle, 14 October 2021)

Photos reveal brutal Israeli treatment of activists, farmers during olive harvest (Mondoweiss, 13 October 2021)

Palestine olive harvest: Campaign begins to protect farmers (Al Jazeera, 13 October 2021)

Blinken: US will move forward with reopening its Palestinian mission in Jerusalem (Middle East Monitor, 13 October 2021)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino keen to see Israel and Palestine hold JOINT World Cup in future... despite decades of bloody violence and rising tensions in the region (Daily Mail, 13 October 2021)

400 Palestinian Prisoners Start Hunger Strike to Protest Israeli Repressive Measures (Palestine Chronicle, 14 October 2021)

Nancy Pelosi: Support for Israel ‘is in Our DNA’ (Palestine Chronicle, 14 October 2021)

How anti-BDS laws paved the way for the assault on critical race theory (+972mag, 13 October 2021)

New Amazon and Google contracts with Israel betray company values, and workers like us (NBC News, 12 October 2021)

Sally Rooney rejects Israeli translation offer in support of BDS (Al Jazeera, 12 October 2021)

Jenin: The centre of a nascent Palestinian armed resistance? (Al Araby, 12 October 2021)

Poll: 87% of Israelis do not think peace deal will be made with Palestine (Middle East Monitor, 12 October 2021)

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Google and Amazon workers condemn Israel's Project Nimbus (Jerusalem Post, 13 October 2021)

Netflix Launches ‘Palestinian Stories’ Collection With Award-Winning Films (Netflix, 12 October 2021)

Normal People author Sally Rooney, 30, is accused of anti-Semitism after 'refusing to allow her new book to be published in Hebrew because she supports a boycott of Israel' (Daily Mail, 11 October 2021)

Israel plans to quadruple settler population in Golan Heights (Middle East Eye, 11 October 2021)

‘NY Times’ continues whitewashing its dishonest 2018 podcast, ‘Caliphate,’ which was downloaded by millions (Mondoweiss, 11 October 2021)

Ben & Jerry’s founders: It’s a boycott of settlements, not of Israel (The Times of Israel, 11 October 2021)

Facebook is not doing enough against anti-Palestinian hate (Al Araby, 11 October 2021)

Israel demolishes one of the oldest Muslim graveyards near Al-Aqsa Mosque (Middle East Monitor, 11 October 2021)

Merkel and Israel’s Bennett differ on Iran and Palestine (Irish Independent, 10 October 2021)

Israel could adopt a more humane stance towards Gaza (Gulf Today, 10 October 2021)

Israel carries out mass arrests, raids in West Bank and East Jerusalem (Al Araby, 10 October 2021)

Israel/Palestine: Facebook Censors Discussion of Rights Issues (Human Rights Watch, 8 October 2021)

One image, 2 million people stripped of their dignity (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 10 October 2021)

Months after Citizenship Law lapses, ban on Palestinian spouses still in place (Times of Israel, 7 October 2010)

Sheikh Jarrah families asked to choose pragmatism over principle (Omar Karmi, Electronic Intifada, 6 October 2021)

'The job wasn’t completed in 1948. The land wasn't emptied of Arabs' (Shany Littman, Haaretz, 4 October 2021)

When the Israeli general met the Palestinian farmer (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 3 October 2021)

Hundreds march in West Bank to demand water for Palestinian village after settler attack (Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, 2 October 2021)

If the Israeli sniper could see the devastation he caused, he wouldn't shoot again (Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz, 1 October 2021)

On Palestine, Biden is on the wrong side of history (Hagai El-Ad, B’Tselem Director, Haaretz, 30 September 2021)

A pogrom, and silence (Haaretz Editorial, 30 September 2021)

Israeli forces shoot dead 41-year-old in Gaza Strip (Jack Khoury, Haaretz, 30 September 2021)

Scenes from a Jewish pogrom (Yuval Abraham & Basil al-Adraa, +972, 29 September 2021)

Five Palestinians killed as Israeli army carries out arrests in the West Bank (Jack Khoury, Amos Harel & Yaniv Kubovich, Haaretz, 26 September 2021)

A soldier pushes an old man to the ground. Israel barely slaps him on the wrist (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 26 September 2021)

West Bank demolitions and displacements (UN OCHA, August 2021)

Where is Palestine? A story of loss, inequality and failure (Christian Aid, September 2021))

How Apartheid Israel stifles Palestinian education and scientific research (Mondoweiss, 8 October 2021)

Eroding congressional support for Israel is cause for alarm (The Hill, 10 October 2021)

Iron Dome funding: Don't be deceived - US aid to Israel is not about saving lives (Middle East Eye, 6 October 2021)

Palestinians Condemn American Zionist Plans to Desecrate Muslim Cemetery in Jerusalem (Palestine Chronicle, 9 October 2021)

US: 'Our position against Israeli settlement activity is clear' (Jerusalem Post, 9 October 2021)

US ‘Strongly Condemns’ Jewish Settler Attacks on Palestinians near Hebron (Palestine Chronicle, 1 October 2021)

Hamas Reveals Israeli, Regional Scheme to Tighten Siege on Gaza (Palestine Chronicle, 1 October 2021)

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