August 21, 2013
by G. Redd
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday called on Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip to halt all executions, especially those of child offenders. HRW is especially concerned with the specific case of Hani Abu Aliyan, an adult prisoner sentenced to death for the murder of a peer while he was a minor. ...[read more]
August 15, 2013
by G. Redd
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged Hamas to halt all executions in the Gaza strip. According to the UN, the attorney general in Gaza announced that those executions stayed for Ramadan would recommence at the end of the Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Pillay objected to ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the protests that ousted Mubarak in 2011 bore similarities to protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, the country has not always been in lockstep with the politics of other Middle Eastern countries. A historic peace deal brokered in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter between ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk on Friday called on Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip. The blockade, which restricts the flow of goods and people into the region through heavily-guarded border- ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Tuesday that her office will conduct a preliminary examination into the 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla bound for the blockaded Gaza strip in which nine civilians on a Turkish ship were killed. The examination is in response to ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday that Israel violated of the laws of war with at least 18 airstrikes launched during the November 2012 fighting in Gaza. HRW stated that the airstrikes killed at least 43 Palestinian civilians, including 12 children. The laws of war provide that only military ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
A civilian committee tasked with investigating Israel's 2010 flotilla raid on several Turkish ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip concluded on Wednesday that investigations by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of alleged war crimes violations meet the standards proscribed by international law, ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On February 5, 2012, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Israel to change its policies, which forbid Palestinians from traveling through and living in Gaza and the West Bank. HRW also took issue with Israeli delays in processing Palestinian applications for the population registry. Israel required ...[read more]
January 8, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Amnesty International (AI) called Monday for Egypt to release an Egyptian journalist facing a military trial in the country. Mohamed Sabry, a journalist and blogger, was arrested Friday by the country's military in the city of Rafah near the Egyptian-Gaza border. Sabry has been charged with ...[read more]
December 24, 2012
by Blake Lynch
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Palestinian military units located in Gaza of violating laws of war by firing rockets into populated areas of Israel. These laws of war prohibit focused attacks on civilians and civilian structures or attacks that distinguish between civilians and ...[read more]

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