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Record number of Palestinians displaced by demolitions as Quartet continues to talk

There has been a sharp rise in demolitions of Palestinian homes in 2011  © Amnesty International

13 December 2011 | Amnesty International Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, displacing a record number of Palestinian families from their homes, an international coalition of 20 leading ...

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West Bank protest organizer, Bassem Tamimi, to Judge: “Your military laws are non-legit. Our peaceful protest is just”

6 June 2011 | Popular Struggle Coordination Committee Tamimi, who has been held in custody for over two months, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and held a defiant speech explaining his motivation for organizing civil resistance to ...

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Palestinian human rights activist jailed in Israel

30 January 2011 | Amnesty International Amnesty International has urged the Israeli authorities to end their harassment of Palestinian human rights activists after a well-known campaigner in Haifa was jailed for nine years and given an additional one-year suspended sentence ...

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Bil’in’s Abdallah Abu Rahmah’s trial to enter sentencing phase on Wednesday

13 September 2010 | Popular Struggle The trial of Bil’in protest organizer, Abdallah Abu Rahmah will renew this Wednesday, after his conviction of incitement and organizing illegal demonstrations was harshly criticized by the EU, the Spanish Parliament and human rights ...

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Amnesty: Israel’s Gaza blockade continues to suffocate daily life

Amnesty International Israel must end its suffocating blockade of the Gaza Strip, which leaves more than 1.4 million Palestinians cut off from the outside world and struggling with desperate poverty, Amnesty International said one year on from the end of ...

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Israeli detention of Palestinian activists must end

Amnesty International 8 January 2010 The Israeli authorities must immediately release, or bring before a fair trial, three Palestinian human rights activists detained in Israel following their protests against the construction of the West Bank fence/wall, Amnesty International said on ...

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Israel rations Palestinians to trickle of water

Amnesty International 27 October 2009 Amnesty International has accused Israel of denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies. These unreasonably restrict the availability of water in ...

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Amnesty International withdraws from Leonard Cohen’s Israel concert fund

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) 18 August 2009 New York, NY, August 18 – Amnesty International has announced today that it will abstain from any involvement in the Leonard Cohen concert in Tel Aviv ...

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Entertaining apartheid Israel deserves no amnesty!

Open Letter to Amnesty International 30 July, 2009 In May, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) called on singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen to heed the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel and avoid ...

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