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Feb 19 2021 11:03AM
The International Criminal Court ruling on Israel-Palestine: an explainer

By Rebecca Nguyen, Amnesty UK's Crisis and Tactical campaigner What is the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Established in 2002, the ICC is a permanent court that can investigate and prosecute people suspected of committing genocide...

Israel/OPT: historic ICC ruling brings new hope to victims of crimes under international law

In 2017, 85-year-old Abdel Majid Abu-Srour broke his leg after falling when tear gas was used by the Israeli army against Palestinian protesters © Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR

Ruling opens way for an investigation into crimes committed in the OPT since June 2014 These include allegations against Israel of war crimes and crimes against humanity ‘[This] investigation… is a chance to end the cycle of impunity that is at the heart of the human rights crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territories’ - Saleh Higazi The Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that the ICC has jurisdiction over serious crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), offering new hope for victims to access justice. The ruling opens the way for an

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Israel: denying Covid-19 vaccine to Palestinians is 'institutionalised discrimination'

A Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination centre in Tel Aviv © Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Israel has ensured fast roll-out of vaccines for its own population Nearly five million Palestinians living under occupation excluded from jabs ‘There could hardly be a better illustration of how Israeli lives are valued above Palestinian ones’ - Saleh Higazi The Israeli government must stop ignoring its international obligations as an occupying power and immediately ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are equally and fairly provided to Palestinians living under its occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, said Amnesty International. Having given initial vaccines to more than a 10th of its

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Israel/Palestine: Hebron activist faces long jail sentence

Issa Amro has been the target of harassment from both the Israeli and the Palestinian authorities © Amnesty International/Richard Burton

Palestinian activist Issa Amro has been target of ‘political-motivated’ charges Ofer military court due to deliver verdict tomorrow An Israeli military judge in the occupied West Bank is expected to give his verdict tomorrow against Issa Amro, a prominent Palestinian activist facing politically-motivated charges for his peaceful activism against Israel’s military occupation and illegal settlements. Amro is a founder of the Youth Against Settlements group in Hebron, which organises non-violent activism against the illegal Israeli settlements in Hebron and the discriminatory restrictions placed

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Airbnb share listing: company is 'deeply compromised' by Israeli settlement properties

An Israeli military checkpoint in the occupied Palestinian West Ban © Fadi Abou Akleh

Online tourist giant makes no mention of settlement operations in ‘risk factors’ declaration Company has backtracked over removing 200 settlement properties from its listings ‘Airbnb needs to do right by future investors’ - Saleh Higazi As Airbnb prepares to go public in a multi-billion-dollar Initial Public Offering share offering, it must withdraw listings of rental properties in the illegal Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories, Amnesty International said today. The San Francisco-based online accommodation company has approximately 200 properties for rent in the Israeli settlements that

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Nov 26 2020 3:02PM
The art of the steal - Israel’s slow motion annexation

While Israel's illegal settlement expansion on occupied Palestinian territory continues to accelerate, house demolitions and forcible displacements have also increased in recent months, despite the pandemic.

Israel/OPT: annexation plan is 'law of the jungle'

Israeli troops escort a settler through the streets of Hebron © Richard Burton

Annexation could begin as early as today International law is ‘crystal clear’ that annexation is unlawful ‘Rogue behavior from Israel of this magnitude needs a resounding response’ - Kate Allen The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, said Amnesty International today, warning the move represents the “law of the jungle”. Amnesty is calling on the international community to take firm action against the annexation proposal. The UK Government, which has said it opposes the annexation plan, has not specified what

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Israel/OPT: petition to TripAdvisor CEO calls on company to pull out of settlements

Activists set up a 'barbed-wire beach' outside the TripAdvisor HQ in London last year to highlight the company's involvement in human rights violations © Jon Cornejo/Amnesty International UK

More than 300,000 people sign petition to TripAdvisor boss Stephen Kaufer Call comes ahead of possible Israeli annexation of large swathes of West Bank ‘TripAdvisor is siding with the abusive policies of the Israeli government’ - Saleh Higazi Amnesty International has sent a 300,000-strong petition to TripAdvisor’s CEO Stephen Kaufer today calling on the online travel company to discontinue its operations in Israel’s illegal settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank. TripAdvisor is the most visited online tourism website by foreign visitors to Israel, and it promotes at least 70 places

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Jun 3 2020 5:16PM
TripAdvisor’s attitude to racism & injustice is ‘Palestinian Lives Don’t Matter’

By Kristyan Benedict - @KreaseChan Over recent days, we’ve seen numerous major companies around the world issuing statements of support for the Black Lives Matter protests. In truth, many feel hollow - paying lip-service to the issues...

Israel/OPT: challenge to travel ban on Amnesty campaigner to be heard by court

Laith Abu Zeyad was prevented from seeing his dying mother at the end of last year © Amnesty International

On Sunday, Jerusalem court to consider travel ban on Laith Abu Zeyad leaving occupied West Bank The Palestinian campaigner prevented from seeing his dying mother in December ‘There is every reason to believe that Laith is being punished solely for his human rights work’ - Julie Verhaar The Israeli authorities must immediately lift a punitive travel ban imposed on Amnesty International’s Campaigner on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the organisation said today ahead of a court hearing on the case on Sunday. Since last October, Laith Abu Zeyad, a Palestinian living in the

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