Press Release| Director of Palestinian center outlawed by Israeli authorities banned from traveling to a UN meeting

Today, 1 June 2022, the Israeli authorities prevented Ubai Al-Aboudi, the Executive Director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development, from traveling to Amman, Jordan to attend a two-day expert meeting with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. He was due to discuss Israel’s policy and practices in the Occupied …

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 …

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 …

Human rights organisations call for holding to account perpetrators of attacks on peaceful assemblies and warn of a breakdown of the human rights situation

On Sunday, 27 June 2021, Palestinian human rights groups held an emergency meeting at Al-Haq in the aftermath of attacks by Palestinian security agencies on participants in peaceful assemblies organised over recent days in the city centre of Ramallah. Protestors expressed their open condemnation of the murder of political activist Nizar Banat, while he was …

Covid 19: statement about the ambiguity in the availability of vaccines in Palestine

As the rest of the world Palestine was affected by the new COVID 19 pandemic, since March 2020, Until the end of February this year, the number of cases around the world has reached about two hundred thousand, while the number of deaths reached more than two thousand deaths. Although there’s a large percentage of …

The Progressive Journal- 2nd Issue

The second issue of the Progressive attempts to shed light on some aspects related to the Covid-19 pandemic: the government’s role in the crisis, the relationship between neoliberalism and crises, the economic and social protection network in Palestine, the structure of the Palestinian economy, the role of the occupation in crises, the idea of citizenship …

The Right to Health and Coronavirus Pandemic: Profit over Human Life

I will not start my article with a big speech on the right to health or even the right to enjoy suitable healthcare; nor will I remind you that they are both fundamental rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. This is indisputable and does not require renewal of a social contract that …