Press Release

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council Condemns Denial of Work Permit of Human Rights Watch Country Director
27.02.2017
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the refusal by Israeli authorities to grant a work permit to Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director. The refusal reflects a larger policy of repression of human rights work by Israeli authorities through movement restrictions, arbitrary arrests,...
PHROC Calls for Immediate Action by International Community on Israel’s “Regularization” Law
09.02.2017
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the Israeli Knesset’s passage of the “Regularization Law,” which legalizes 4,000 housing units in 55 colonial outposts, built on private Palestinian land. While Israel’s appropriation of Palestinian land has been a cornerstone of government policy since the beginning of...
Joint Report Estimates that 590 Palestinians Arrested in January 2017
07.02.2017
Palestinian prisoners’ and human rights associations, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, issues a monthly report on Sunday, 5 February on the imprisonment of Palestinians in January 2017. Occupation authorities arrested...
(PHROC) strongly condemns the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) special unit's violent attacks against Palestinian prisoners and detainees
02.02.2017
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) special unit's violent attacks against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, and expresses its utmost support for and solidarity with Palestinian prisoners and detainees and their legitimate demands. These continuous and systematic attacks...
Illegal collective punishment measures against women and children: The case of Nadia Abu Jamal and her family
01.02.2017
"From now on anyone who plots, plans or considers carrying out an attack will know that his family will pay a heavy price for his deed. The consequences will be harsh and far-reaching, like the decision I made regarding the mother and relatives of the terrorist who perpetrated the attack in ArmonHanatziv in Jerusalem.” Israeli Interior Minister...
Unprecedented Collective Punishment Measures against Palestinians in Jabal al Mukabir in East Jerusalem
18.01.2017
Jabal al Mukabir neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem is being subjected to a campaign of collective punishment measures carried out by the Israeli occupation police, municipality, security forces and ministries. This includes the decision by the Israeli Minister of Interior to revoke the residencies of 12 members of the Al Qanbar family to-...
PHROC and PNGO Welcome UN Security Council's Resolution No. 2334
28.12.2016
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) and Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) welcome the UN Security Council's Resolution no. (2334) of 2016 on Israel's continuing construction and expansion of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 and praises the position of Venezuela, Malaysia, Senegal and New Zealand...
Joint briefing by human rights organizations for Diplomats in Jerusalem
20.12.2016
Summary of Joint Briefing for Diplomats 2016 Human Rights Year in Review and Outlook 2017, Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem – 30 November 2016 Organizations: Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel Addameer - Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Defense for Children International-...
Human rights organizations call for immediate intervention regarding hunger striking detianees
15.12.2016
The two hunger strikers, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Farah, 20 and 29 years old, have decided to continue their hunger strike and refuse water after their appeal to end their administrative detention was rejected by the Supreme Court of Justice yesterday. We, the undersigned organisations, are both greatly concerned by the potential implications...
Human rights organizations call for protection of human rights defenders working on issues related to Palestine
10.12.2016
In marking International Human Rights Defenders Day, the undersigned organizations commend the work of all human rights defenders working for justice globally,stand in solidarity with them, and highlight the case of individuals and organizations focused on Palestine. Human rights defenders advocating and working on Palestinian human rights around...

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