Independent Commission for Human Rights and Palestinian Civil Society Institutions Firmly Denounce Suspension of Aid to UNRWA by Various Countries

The undersigned Palestinian institutions strongly denounce the announcement by several countries to suspend their aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), based on Israeli intelligence reports accusing some UNRWA workers of involvement in the October 7, 2023 attacks. The inaction of these countries in the face of the occupation …

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 Center and the Social & Psychology Development Association organize psychological relief activities for 700 children in Jalazoun and Silwad.

Bisan Center for Research and Development, in partnership with the Social & Psychology Development Association, is organizing an initiative for relief and psychological support for children, in the agency’s two schools in both the Jalazoun camp and the town of Silwad, titled “I Have Hope” The initiative, which targeted 700 children, aims to help students …

[Factsheet] Over 2 million Palestinians at risk of dying of thirst in the Gaza Strip

On the 43rd day of the ongoing war crime against the Gaza Strip, the Israeli occupying authorities have waged a war on hospitals to shut them down, carry on forcible displacement, and completely destroy the Gaza city and Nothern Gaza. So far, the Israeli occupying forces (IOF) have dropped more than 32 tonnes of explosives …

[Factsheet] The Conditions of Gazan Workers beyond the Green Line after the Declaration of the War on Gaza Strip

  Introduction Since the beginning of the ongoing war on Gaza Strip, the lives of civilians have been clearly targeted by continued bombings and airstrikes launched by the Israeli war machine on Gaza Strip. The power of the bombs that have been thrown on Gaza are estimated to be stronger than the nuclear bomb that …

Urgent Appeal to Protect Al-Shifa hospital and All Healthcare Facilities

As the Israeli forces continue their military aggression against the Gaza strip, with mounting casualties especially among civilians that need urgent medical care at the medical complex of Al-Shifaa hospital, which has been occupied by the Israeli forces. In times of war, the targeting or neglect of healthcare facilities not only violates international humanitarian law …

License to Kill: Third States Disregard their International Responsibility to Act to Prevent Israel’s Violation of Jus Cogens Norms

Over the past 6 days, the Israeli Occupation Forces (“IOF”) have employed indiscriminate, excessive and disproportionate force in densely populated residential areas in the Gaza Strip, resulting in at least 1200 Palestinians killed and 5000 injured, as of 10:00 p.m., on 11 October 2023. Israel, the Occupying Power is continuing illegal occupation and aggression on …

[PALESTINE] Palestinian Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) call for the protection of the Palestinian people.

The ongoing Israeli occupations nonproportional attacks against protected civilians in the Gaza Strip constitutes a war crime. The Israeli occupation, as the occupying power, has a legal responsibility to ensure the protection of the lives and wellbeing of the protected Palestinian civilians in times of war. The attacks by the Israeli occupation forces have claimed …

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 …

Global campaign to ban hazardous pesticides

  Agricultural trade is growing worldwide and with it an agricultural model and agricultural technologies stemming from the green revolution of the 1960s. We are talking about mechanization and the use of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. Sales of pesticides have experienced tremendous growth in recent decades, especially in low income countries. All pesticides entering the …