June 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry on Sunday met with ministers of the new Palestinian unity government in the Gaza Strip. Serry's UN envoy are the first international officials to meet with the new unity government, announced by Palestinian President Mahmoud ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A Turkish court on Monday called for international arrest warrants for four former Israeli military chiefs involved in a deadly 2010 maritime raid. According to a lawyer working on the case, prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the commanders who they claim were responsible for Israeli ...[read more]
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 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]
November 16, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged all involved parties to end the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Southern Israel and to respect obligations to protect civilians under international law. Pillay expressed extreme concern over the continued use of ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Keith Herting
The Hamas criminal justice system is rife with human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday. The report, entitled "Abusive System: Criminal Justice in Gaza," claims that under Hamas rule, people in the Gaza Strip are subject to numerous rights violations including warrantless ...[read more]

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