Press Release| Civil Society Organizations support the submission by HRD Salah Hammouri urging the ICC to Investigate Israel’s Ongoing War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Jerusalem

National, regional, and international civil society organizations,* welcome today’s communication submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of 37-year-old, Palestinian-French Jerusalemite, long-time human rights defender, and colleague lawyer, Salah Hammouri, which details years of persecution and new tactics to forcibly transfer Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem. The …

Statement in Condemnation Against the Assassination of Palestinian Veteran Journalist

11 May 2022—The Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) condemns the assassination of the prominent Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqlah, 51-years-old from Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation while she was covering the aggression in Jenin Refugee Camp in the occupied West Bank, despite her wearing the press uniform.  While the world recently celebrated the World Press Freedom Day—a day …

The Six Designated Organizations Call for Urgent International Intervention to Revoke the Designations

Six months have passed since Israel’s settler-colonial and apartheid regime outlawed six of the leading Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations (CSOs), as “terror organizations” under its 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law. This was later extended into the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) declaring the organizations to be “unlawful associations” under military orders published on 3 November 2021. Since then, …

Statement on the Academic Restrictions Israel is imposing on International Academics Visiting Palestine

On March 8, 2021, Israeli media outlets reported plans by the Israeli Ministry of Defense aiming to establish conditions under which Israel controls which foreign lecturers are allowed to teach in Palestinian universities in the Occupied Palestinian territories and what topics they are allowed to teach. Scheduled to take effect in May, 2022, the “Procedure …

The Six Palestinian Civil Society Organizations Demand Concrete Action to Revoke Israel’s Sinister Designation

Over five months have passed since the Israeli occupation’s blanket criminalization of six leading Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations (CSOs) in a military order published on 3 November 2021, two weeks after their arbitrary designation by Israel’s “Defense” Minister as “terror organizations” on 19 October 2021. This unprecedented and sinister move has been …

The official interconnection between Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land, and the criminalization of Palestinian civil Society

Developments ● In early January, an Israeli Ministry of Intelligence report dated 7th July 2021 entitled “The Palestinian Battle for Area C – Creating a Security Situation on the Ground, Description and Significance” was leaked. ● It was then publicly published later in January 2022, in view of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. …

The Palestinian Six Organizations Officially Demand that Israeli security Authorities Reveal the Evidence

Two months ago, in October 2021, Israel outlawed six of the leading Palestinian human rights and civil society groups, however, the organizations have not received any of the evidentiary materials that the Israeli authorities purport to justify this draconian, sweeping measure. The organizations have repeatedly and publicly demanded the materials, with no response whatsoever. Last …

Spyware Surveillance of Palestinian Human Rights Defenders

After the Israeli designation of six of the leading Palestinian civil society organizations; Addameer Prisoner  Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq Law in the Service of Man (Al-Haq), Bisan Center for  Research and Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work  Committees, and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, as “terror organizations” in …

Social Mobilization for the Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants in Palestine

We would like to invite you to the presentation of a newly published study by Bisan Center about Peasants’ Rights and Land Expropriation in Palestine Monday 16th of August, 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. Jerusalem time. The inviting organizations are Bisan Center (https://www.bisan.org/), HEKS/EPER (https://www.heks.ch/) and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human …

Occupation forces raid the offices of Bisan Center for Research and Development

Early Thursday 07/29/2021, occupation forces raided the headquarters of Bisan Center for Research and development, vandalizing offices, breaking the main entrance door, and shattering the doors of offices inside the center, they also rummaged the center and stole office owned equipment and devices. Substantially, this direct targeting of an academic and research institute by occupation …