Land swap deals concluded under occupation are illegal, rights group warns Palestinian leaders

Palestinian human rights organization Al Haq published a new report on the illegality of ‘land swap’ agreements on 8 December. The exchange of territory may form part of the solution of final status issues. However, as long as Israel occupies the Palestinian territory, any ‘land swap’ agreement has no value because it is contrary to [...]

Twenty human rights groups sound alarm over Israel´s violations of international law

An international coalition of 20 aid agencies and human rights groups, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam International, stated on Monday that Israel has stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, displacing a record number of Palestinian families. They also said that this sharp rise [...]

Veolia tries to sugar-coat its complicity in Israeli violations of international law (VIDEO)

Veolia is involved in several Israeli projects in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law. It is still involved in the Israeli Jerusalem Light Rail project connecting illegal Israeli colonies to Jerusalem. The company also operates four bus lines running between Israel and illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Furthermore, Veolia owns [...]

Jury declares Israel an apartheid state at Russell Tribunal meeting in Cape Town

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine recently held sessions in Cape Town to assess if Israel’s practices against the Palestinian people are a breach of the prohibition on apartheid under international law. On 5-6 November, the jury of the tribunal heard many witnesses testify on apartheid and persecution. The sessions were hosted by the District Six Museum which is located in [...]

Edinburgh University students vote to ban G4S

The student council of the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) adopted yesterday a motion to ban Danish-British security firm G4S from campus. EUSA wants to bring an end to the university’s relations with G4S because of the company’s involvement in the delivery of security services to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Israeli prisons. Blog this! Bookmark [...]

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