Tag Archives: human rights
The governments of Israel and Palestine have issued a rare joint statement in which they affirm they are both “committed to achieving peace and the sides hope that the exchange of letters between President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will further this goal.” An envoy sent by Netanyahu delivered a letter to Abbas on Saturday. [...]
Halahleh’s letter to his daughter: “This is our destiny as Palestinian people to have our lives taken away from us, to be apart from each other and to have a miserable life.”
A letter obtained by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Ministry was written by hunger striker Thaer Halahleh, and addressed to his two year old daughter Lamar. Lamar was born while Halahleh was imprisoned and has never met her father. In the letter, Halahleh writes, “My Beloved Lamar, forgive me because the occupation took me away from you, [...]
TFM is now accepting submissions for our Global Transparency Project. We will accept all types of files — documents, audio, photos and videos — in the interest of keeping governments honest and transparent. Your files give you a voice — and allow you to expose human rights abuses and corruption in your government. If you [...]
A lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners Society said on Thursday that the Israeli Supreme Court has elected to postpone an appeal filed on behalf of several Palestinian hunger strikers. Until the appeal decision was made, the Court made it clear to the prisons that they were responsible for providing adequate medical care to hunger strikers, [...]
In this leaked video, Assad forces film their latest massacre, in which they are heard laughing and congratulating themselves. In the video, the men are heard joking about the dead. Special thanks to Eslam El-sawy for his translation assistance.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights on Wednesday blasted an Israeli military court decision to close the Samouni family massacre case, in which more than 20 members of the Samouni family were killed after Israel bombed their house during the 2008-2009 assault on Gaza. Israel announced on Wednesday that the massacre was not a war [...]
According to Palestinian Authority officials, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have been discussing the proposed cabinet reshuffle. According to the officials, Fayyad will remain as Prime Minister, but will relinquish control of finance ministry to Nabil Qassis, a former president of Birzeit University. A deputy prime minister will also be named, [...]
“I will continue until freedom or death”: Wife of jailed Bahraini activist tweets about his condition
In a series of tweets, Khadija Almousawi, wife of jailed hunger striker Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, confirmed that her husband had been “drugged, restrained, force fed and kept incommunicado for five days.” She reported that her husband, who has been on a hunger strike since 8 February of this year, and whom she refers to endearingly as [...]
According to a Fatah official, Israel has yet to respond to the letter written by President Mahmoud Abbas, which was delivered to Netanyahu on 17 April. In the letter, Abbas clarified Palestine’s commitment to peace talks, while also accusing Israel of undermining the PA and inhibiting peace talks. The letter also requested that Israel cease [...]
An Assadist sniper shot and killed a young boy 26 April 2012. In the above eyewitness video, Nawras Ghazzai is shot in front of his mother. Several people attempt to revive him, before a car comes to take him to a clinic.