Letter to Secretary General Regarding Practices of UN agencies in Gaza Breach IHL and Aid Israels War Objectives

Re: Practices of UN Aid Agencies in Gaza Breach IHL and Aid Israel’s War Objectives Date: 20 December 2023 His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres; Secretary- General United Nation New York, NY 10017   Your Excellency; As hunger and thirst have become a reality for millions of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the undersigned Palestinian organizations …

[Bisan Lecture Series] Palestine, Ukraine and other wars of extermination: the local and the global (Dec.13)

The next Bisan Lecture Series will take place on December 13th. Prof. Etienne Balibar, from Paris-Ouest University, will discuss “Palestine, Ukraine and other wars of extermination: the local and the global”. Abstract: The war in Ukraine and the war in Palestine are certainly not the only cases of “hot” wars in our present or recent …

Ending Complicity in International Crimes: a Two-Way Arms Embargo on Israel

The undersigned organisations demand that States that have provided and continue to provide arms and other forms of military assistance to Israel, adhere to their legal obligations and act resolutely and urgently to prevent Israel from perpetuating further international crimes and other serious violations of international law. This includes their obligations to prevent the commission …

Update on the detention of Bisan Center Director and Human Rights Activist, Ubai Aboudi by Israeli Shabak Amidst Ongoing Travel Ban

Bisan Center for Research and Development is relieved to announce its Director Ubai Aboudi has been released by the Israeli General Security Service (Shabak). Mr. Ubai Aboudi has been constantly refused traveling outside the occupied West Bank. In the most recent attempt on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, Israeli forces denied him entrance to Palestine neighboring …

Urgent Alert: Bisan Center Director and Human Rights Activist, Ubai Aboudi, Faces Interrogation by Israeli Shabak Amidst Ongoing Travel Ban.

Bisan Center for Research and Development is deeply concerned for the well–being, safety, and rights of its Director Ubai Aboudi, as he has been summoned for interrogation by the Israeli General Security Service (Shabak). (العربية في الأسفل) Ubai Aboudi has faced unjust restrictions on his freedom of movement since 2022,with Israeli occupation forces denying him …

Bisan Center for Research and Development wins 2022 MESA Academic Freedom Award

It is a great honor for Bisan Center to receive this year’s MESA Academic Freedom Award. We are very grateful for The Middle East Studies Association for their recognition and for their great contributions to the academic field in the Middle East region. The MESA Academic Freedom Award was established in 2001. It is presented …

#StandWithThe6: Joint Statement from Designated Palestinian Organizations Raided, Closed and Pillaged by Israeli Occupying Forces

In the early morning of 18 August 2022, Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) forcibly entered, raided, ransacked and damaged properties of six designated Palestinian civil society organizations: Al-Haq, Addameer, the Bisan Center for Research & Development, Defence for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Workers Committees (UAWC), and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC). Armed military forces …

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, …