MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT 2006
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UN officials criticize Israel for unlawful demolitions
January 24, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday criticized Israel for unlawfully demolishing Palestinian homes in West Bank and East Jerusalem this week. OCHA indicates that over the past three days, 77 Palestinians have been made homeless as a result of Israel's demoliti....... [more]

Germany rights official urges Israel to cooperate with ICC
January 20, 2015
Germany's top human rights official on Tuesday urged Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories. After a prosecutor for the ICC announced the investigation last week, Israel's government said that it would not work with....... [more]

UN refugee chief urges increased support to Syrian refugees
January 14, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appealed for an increase in funding to help Syrian refugees. The new UNHCR report entitled Living in the Shadows highlights the condition of these refugees and shows many of them falling into deeper poverty. The UNHCR reported t....... [more]

PLO trial set to start over attacks in Israel
January 11, 2015
A case involving the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to begin in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York this week regarding attacks on Israel more than a decade ago and whether these organizations owe the victims as much as $1 bi....... [more]

UN rights chief urges Israel to avoid civilian targets - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:36:02 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

HRW accuses Israel of war crimes - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:17:28 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Israel-based rights group files war crimes complaint with ICC against Palestinians
January 6, 2015
Israel-based rights organization Shurat HaDin Law Center announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing three Palestinian leaders of war crimes. The complaint brings accusations of terrorism, torture and civil rights violations against Palestinian....... [more]

Israel to withhold Palestinian tax payments
January 4, 2015
Israeli officials announced on Saturday that Israel will withhold the transfer of tax revenues to the government of the Palestinian Authority. The withholding of $127 million collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a strategic response to Palestine's application to join the Internat....... [more]

Israel supreme court rejects petition against demolishing terrorists' homes
January 1, 2015
Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition filed by eight human rights groups and four Israeli families against a policy of demolishing terrorists' homes. The four families' homes in east Jerusalem all have impending demolition orders. The attorney for the organizations argued the poli....... [more]

Palestinians aim for ICC after failed UN vote
December 31, 2014
Palestinian leaders will meet on Wednesday to plan actions after the UN Security Council rejected a resolution on Tuesday to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories within three years. Palestinian officials said they could set a date to apply to join the International Criminal Court (ICC....... [more]

Israel high court orders West Bank settlement demolished
December 26, 2014
Israel's Supreme Court ruled Friday to demolish a Jewish settlement at Amona in West Bank. The ruling resulted from a lawsuit brought decades ago by Palestinians who claimed to own the land to the settlement, which has been deemed "one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Israel and Proportionality [CFR]

    Israel/Lebanon [Amnesty International]

    Middle East [UN]

    Common Article 3 [Geneva Conventions]

    Article 51 [UN Charter]

    Resolution 1559 [UN SC]

    UNIFIL

    Fourth Geneva Convention

    Protection of Civilians [UN OCHA]

    International Humanitarian Law [ICRC]

    Israel Prime Minister

    Israel MFA

    Israel Defense Forces

    Embassy of Israel [Washington]

    Lebanon Govt. Higher Relief Council

    Embassy of Lebanon [Washington]

    Hezbollah [CFR]

    Hezbollah [Aljazeera]

    Hezbollah [GlobalSecurity.org]

    Lebanon Emergency [UN OCHA]

    Kol Israel [international broadcaster]

    Israel Newspapers [WorldPress.org]

    Lebanon Newspapers [WorldPress.org]

    Al Manar-TV [Hezbollah]