April 16, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
An independent UN human rights expert on Tuesday urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over a building in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Al-Rajabi House is a four-story building capable of housing 40 families, and is strategically located between the illegal Israel settlement of Kiryat ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, on Friday called on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to assess the legal status of Israel's prolonged occupation of Palestine. Falk accuses Israel of engaging in colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing and argues ...[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]
June 8, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk, on Thursday emphasized in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that efforts to mask the human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory cannot disguise how ...[read more]
May 13, 2013
by Addison Morris
UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk on Monday urged Israel to stop construction of a highway that would cut off the local roads of Palestinian community Beit Safafa. The residents of Beit Safafa were not consulted during during the planning of this six-lane highway, known as the "Begin Highway," ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories Richard Falk called Wednesday on the international community to investigate the death of Palestinian Prisoner Arafat Jaradat. Jaradat died while in interrogations at an Israeli facility. Initially, Israel claimed ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Peter Snyder
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 Richard Falk called on Israel Wednesday to fully implement and continue to support the recent conflict-ending ceasefire agreement with Palestinians in Gaza. Falk concluded a week- ...[read more]
August 31, 2012
by Sarah Posner
An independent UN human rights expert on Thursday condemned Israel's dismissal of a civil suit brought by the family of an American peace activist. UN Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk criticized the Israeli judge's ruling, calling it a "victory for Israeli ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk on Wednesday demanded Israel cease its demolition of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank settlements. Falk reported that the demolition of Palestinian structures such as houses, ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk on Friday called on Israel to release two Palestinian detainees who have been on hunger strike for several weeks. Falk reported that Mahmoud Sarsak and Akram Rikhawi, who have been on hunger strikes for 82 and 58 days ...[read more]

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