Press Release

PNGO, PNIN & PHROC Joint Statement: Racism and Institutionalised Discrimination in the Roll-Out of the COVID-19 Vaccine
21.01.2021
The Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) and the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) and the Palestinian National Institute for NGOs (PNIN) are concerned that since commencing the roll out of a vaccine against COVID-19 in December 2020, the Israeli occupying authorities have implemented its vaccine policy in a discriminatory,...
Civil Society Organize Webinar “HRD Salah Hammouri at Imminent Threat of Deportation from Jerusalem: Israel Must Be Held Accountable”
15.12.2020
On Thursday 3 December 2020, Palestinian, regional and international civil society organisations held a joint webinar titled “HRD Salah Hammouri at Imminent Threat of Deportation from Jerusalem: Israel Must Be Held Accountable.” Co-sponsored by ten organisations, [1] the webinar constitutes a continuation of civil society’s efforts to highlight Mr...
International Human Rights Day- Restoring Faith in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
10.12.2020
The International Human Rights Day commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948. It is a reminder that this international document, recognized as the cornerstone of human rights, guarantees the universality of human rights to which every human being is...
Israel’s Designation of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole an “Unlawful Association” Is Another Manifestation of its Apartheid Regime
08.12.2020
On 21 October 2020, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) officially declared the Democratic Progressive Student Pole (DPSP), the leftist bloc at Birzeit University, an “unlawful association”. The designation of the Pole as an unlawful organisation was issued under the Defence (Emergency) Regulations 1945, which were inherited by Israel following the...
PHROC Condemns the International Community’s Silence as the Hunger-Striking Administrative Detainee Maher Al-Akhras Faces Imminent Threat to Life
02.11.2020
Entering his 99 th day of an open hunger strike, Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year-old Palestinian and a father of six, is facing a serious and imminent threat to his life at Kaplan Medical Center. Due to a deficiency of salts and fluids in his body, and his refusal to take nutritional supplements, Maher has been experiencing frequent seizures, acute...
Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations: Hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Maher al Akhras may die any day, must be immediately released
20.10.2020
Adalah, Addameer, PCATI, PHRI call on international community to urge Israel to allow al-Akhras to move to West Bank hospital or to release him immediately – before it is too late. Maher al-Akhras is in his 86th day of hunger strike, in protest of his administrative detention and is at great risk of death. A Physicians for Human Rights Israel (...
New Israeli Legislation to Criminalize Anti Occupation Human Rights Work
14.10.2020
In yet another attempt at disrupting the work of human rights organizations, Likud MKs Avi Dichter, Mattan Cohen and others proposed a bill to amend Article 114C of Israel's Penal Law, broadening the definition of foreign agents. Article 114A o the Penal Law imposes a 15-year prison sentence against anyone who knowingly contacted a foreign agent...
United Nations: Israel attempts to silence growing condemnation of its apartheid policies
10.10.2020
On 1 October 2020, the Government of Israel attempted to silence civil society groups at the UN Human Rights Council (the Council) for condemning its imposition of apartheid on the Palestinian people. The move by Israel comes in the wake of growing international recognition by dozens of UN human rights experts [1] , governments and global civil...
Palestinian Disability and Human Rights Groups Welcome the List of Issues Report of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Israel
08.10.2020
The Palestinian Disability Coalition, Al-Haq, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and the Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights “Hurryyat” welcome the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (CRPD or ‘the Committee’) List of Issues on Israel, published on 17 September 2020, which...
Urgent Intervention to Immediately Release Hunger Striking Administrative Detainee Maher Al-Akhras Amid Imminent Threat to Life
07.10.2020
Mr. Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year-old Palestinian administrative detainee in Israeli jails, is currently facing an imminent threat to his life at Kaplan hospital following the increased deterioration and severity of his health condition after 73 days of hunger strike. Mr. Maher announced an ongoing open hunger strike the day of his arrest, on 27 July...

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