Israel: Urgent Action: Palestinian Boy’s Administrative Order Renewed (Israel/OPT: UA 36/17)

17-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Azmi Abdurrahman Hanatsheh was arrested by Israeli forces on 1 August 2016. He was initially placed under a six month administrative detention order, which was renewed by a further two months on 31 January.   Ahmad Azmi Abdurrahman Hanatsheh, from Dura, Hebron, south of Jerusalem, was given a six month administrative detention order by Ofer Military Court […]

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Israel/OPT: Flurry of settlement activity shows flagrant disregard for international law

The Israeli authorities’ authorization of the construction of 3,000 further illegal settlement homes in the occupied West Bank today – the fourth such announcement within weeks – highlights their shocking willingness to flout international law, said Amnesty International. In the weeks prior to this the Israeli authorities announced plans to build 3,219 more homes in the occupied West Bank including […]

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Human Rights Watch Protests Palestinian Authority’s Arrest of Prominent Educator in Gaza

In a letter to President Yasser Arafat, dated July 16, 1997, Human Rights Watch protests the detention without charge since July 2 of a prominent Palestinian professor. Dr. Fathi Ahmed Subuh, a professor of education at al-Azhar University in Gaza, is also director of the Touffah Educational Development Center, an independent not-for-profit organization that runs an array of community education […]

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