EU to Give $335 Million for Palestinian Refugees

The European Union has reaffirmed its support for the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

Two senior EU officials in Brussels on Wednesday signed a joint declaration on EU support for UNRWA with the agency’s Commissioner General.

Under the agreement, the EU will provide $335 million up to 2016.

The EU contribution to the UNRWA General Fund will [...]

Letter to President Abbas: The Ball Is Now In The Court Of Palestine

Dear President Abbas,

We, the undersigned Palestinian and international human rights organizations, write to urge you to ensure that Palestine pursues the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by promptly acceding to the Rome Statute and/or filing a further declaration accepting the Court’s jurisdiction over crimes committed on Palestinian territory from 1 July 2002.

Taking such [...]

Workers Day: No Cause for Celebration for Palestinians Working in Israel

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) issued Wednesday a press statement decrying Israel’s mistreatment, humiliation of Palestinian workers and denying them their basic rights.
May 1 1014, marks International Workers’ Day. For Palestinian workers, there is not much cause for celebration: the day is a painful reminder that another year [...]

Mass Imposition Of Death Penalty in Egypt Outrageous

GENEVA – 29 April 2014 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday strongly condemned the shocking imposition of the death penalty on 683 individuals in Egypt yesterday after mass trials that she said clearly breached international human rights law.

“It is outrageous that for the second time in two months, the Sixth [...]

Egypt: Shocking Death Sentences Follow Sham Trial

إدانات دولية واسعة لأحكام الإعدام الجماعية في مصر

A day after more than 500 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to death, and two days after Barak Obama’s administration has approved the shipment of Apache attack helicopters to the military junta that rules Egypt, an Egyptian court has opened another mass trial and 683 [...]

The US is Always Looking To Foment Wars

The United States government is always looking to foment wars. We can see this in the way the State was formed, how treaties were crumpled so that new aggressions could be launched. We can see this in the endless wars of this government, as well as in the “War on” the prevalent illegal disease called [...]

Death Penalty Order Against 529 individuals Represent a Ruling Against Egyptian Judiciary as Well?

ANHRI – The undersigned organizations are extremely concerned about the Minya Felony Court’s decision yesterday, Monday, March 4, to refer the cases of 529 defendants sentenced to death to the state grand mufti for his opinion. The defendants were sentenced in connection with the violence in Matay, Minya, following the dispersal of the two sit-ins [...]

11-year-old Left to Die After Israeli Soldiers Open Fire

Fadel Abu Odwan, 11, was left alone and bleeding heavily for three hours after Israeli soldiers opened fire on him at the Gaza border fence on February 21.

Ramallah, March 4 2014, An unarmed Palestinian child was gravely wounded and left without medical attention for three hours after Israeli soldiers opened fire on him at the [...]

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