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Gazan human rights organizations hold press conference

ISM Gaza 3 October 2009 Following the Palestinian Authority decision on 2 October to defer the draft proposal endorsing the UN “Goldstone Report”, nearly twenty different human rights organizations issued a statement and held a press conference condemning the Palestinian ...

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Israel demands PA drop war crimes suit at The Hague

Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff | Ha’aretz 27 September 2009 Tensions are mounting between Israel and the Palestinian Authority following Ramallah’s call on the International Court at The Hague to examine claims of “war crimes” that the IDF allegedly committed ...

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ICC may try IDF officer in wake of Goldstone Gaza report

Yotam Feldman | Ha’aretz 24 September 2009 A senior prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague said Monday that he is considering opening an investigation into whether Lt. Col. David Benjamin, an Israel Defense Forces reserve officer, allowed ...

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Israel’s Gaza blockade crippling reconstruction

Rory McCarthy | The Guardian 18 September 2009 A leaked UN report has warned that Israel’s continued economic blockade of Gaza and lengthy delays in delivering humanitarian aid are “devastating livelihoods” and causing gradual “de-development”. For more than two years, ...

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UN says Israel should face war-crimes trial over Gaza

Donald Macintyre | The Independent 16 September 2009 Israel targeted “the people of Gaza as a whole” in the three-week military operation which is estimated to have killed more than 1,300 Palestinians at the beginning of this year, according to ...

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Goldstone testimonies revealed

Jonathan Weber | YNet News 16 September 2009 An in-depth look into the Goldstone Report probing the events of Operation Cast Lead in Gaza reveals the official first-hand testimonies from the days of the war. The testimonies were given by ...

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UN: Gaza in worst condition since 1967

Ali Waked | YNet News 8 September 2009 A UN report published Tuesday says poverty in the Gaza Strip has deteriorated to levels unseen since 1967. The UN trade and development agency says 90% of Gaza’s residents are currently beneath ...

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UN: Israel must allow building supplies to Gaza

Rizek Abdel Jawas | Associated Press 28 July 2009 U.N. agencies and two dozen international aid groups urged Israel on Tuesday to lift its blockade of Gaza or at least allow in construction materials to repair war-damaged schools. Out of ...

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Palestinian arrested after testifying in Geneva

Ali Waked | YNet News 22 July 2009 Palestinian sources reported Wednesday that a resident of the West Bank village of Naalin was arrested upon returning from Geneva, where he testified before a UN committee charged with investigating the IDF ...

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