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Irish Parliament: Israeli Colonies = Annexation
By: Cate McCurry and James Ward, Independent
26 May 2021
Ireland has become the first EU member state to declare the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories as de facto annexationز Ireland became the first EU member state to do so after a Sinn Fein motion received cross-party support in the Dail. .   A Dail motion, tabled by Sinn Fein, was passed
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Israeli Settler Money Trail Found
By: Uri Blau / Shomrim, Forward
25 May 2021
The money trail behind the Jerusalem eviction battle that sparked the latest Israeli-Palestinian violence, exposed     One of the triggers for the recent conflagration in East Jerusalem, which quickly spread across Israel, was an effort to evict Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.   Like so many real-estate cases over the so-called Green Line that
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Palestine: Call for Action
By: CIHRS
25 May 2021
HRC 30th Special Session: Call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel   On 27 May 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold a Special Session in relation to the
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Palestine: CSOs Urge States` Diligence in UNHRC
By: Various NGOs
21 May 2021
Joint letter to Permanent Missions to the UN at Geneva   Regional and international civil society organizations from around the world call on UN Member States to address the escalating and institutionalized Israeli attacks against Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line during the 30th HRC Special Session (Endorsing signatures listed
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Puerto Rico: Still No Relief since Hurricane Maria
By: Ivis Garcia, American Bar Association
21 May 2021
The Lack of Proof of Ownership in Puerto Rico Is Crippling Repairs in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria        When Hurricane Maria made landfall in September 2017, it devastated the tiny island of Puerto Rico. The level of damage proved far more severe than the territory’s government could bear. More than a
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Climate Change Displaces Over 40 Million
By: Ajit Niranjan, Deutsche Welle
20 May 2021
Extreme weather displaces record numbers of people as temperatures rise More than 40 million people were driven from their homes by continued conflict and worsening weather in 2020 as the climate grew increasingly chaotic.        Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising
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Gaza: Refugees Shelter at UNRWA Schools
By: UNRWA
19 May 2021
Displaced Palestine refugees seek shelter at UNRWA schools in Gaza Format       In the Gaza Strip, where approximately 70 per cent of the population are Palestine refugees, catastrophic bombardment is being carried out as the besieged coastal enclave enters the 14th year of an air, land and sea blockade that has devastated lives, infrastructure and
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Day of Action in Solidarity with Palestine
By: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
18 May 2021
Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike: Tuesday, May 18 As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike!Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
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Responsibility for Single-use Plastic
By: Michael Corkery and Somini Sengupta, The New York Times
18 May 2021
Here Is Who’s Behind the Global Surge in Single-Use Plastic A new report shows that a surprisingly small number of big companies and banks are behind the manufacturing and financing of much of the world’s single-use plastic.     The throwaway plastic that holds our takeout food and wraps our dry cleaning is widely seen
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Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Gazan Homes
By: Amnesty International
17 May 2021
Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli attacks on residential homes in Gaza must be investigated as war crimesIsraeli forces have displayed a shocking disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians by carrying out a number of airstrikes targeting residential buildings in some cases killing entire families - including children - and causing
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Nakba Day: HIC-HLRN Solidarity with Palestine
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15 May 2021
The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people resisting institutionalize material discrimination and attempted erasure from their land and homes by the State of Israel. We hear their message: “No peace will prevail without justice.”   As we mark Nakba Day, the Israeli
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ICC Must Investigate Attacks on Homes
By: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) and Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (London)
14 May 2021
Attacks against civilian homes must stop; those responsible must be investigated by the ICCGAZA CITY and LONDON—Al Mezan and LPHR are gravely concerned that the first 72 hours of Israel`s military operation in Gaza has seen a resumption of the key feature of the 51-day hostilities in the summer of
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Cities Unprepared for Climate Change
By: Fiona Harvey, Mother Jones/The Guardian
13 May 2021
Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change More than 40 percent have no adaptation plan, a global survey suggests.     One in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against the ravages of climate breakdown, even though more than 90 percent are facing serious risks, according to
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al-Quds: UNSRs Deplore Brutal Policing, Evictions
By: OHCHR
11 May 2021
East Jerusalem: UN experts deplore brutal police response to protests, urge eviction threats to be lifted  GENEVA UN human rights experts today expressed grave concerns about Israel`s aggressive response to protests in East Jerusalem, and called on Israel, as the occupying power, to immediately lift its threat to evict hundreds of
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UNSR Urges Israel Reverse Eviction Orders
By: OHCHR
11 May 2021
Israel/OPT: UN expert calls for reversal of Israel’s eviction order against 16 Palestinian families  GENEVA—A UN expert called today on Israel to reverse its eviction orders for Palestinian families living in Occupied East Jerusalem, calling them part of an alarming pattern to change the demography of the city.   Israeli courts have, over
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Legal Letter to ICC on Palestine, Sheikh Jarrah
By: Legal Scholars & Advocates
11 May 2021
Ms. Fatou Bensouda,  Prosecutor  Office of the Prosecutor International Criminal Court  Oude Waalsdorperweg 10  The Hague,  The Netherlands    11 May 2021    Re: Situation in Palestine: Sheikh Jarrah – Communication from Legal Scholars & Advocates    Dear Prosecutor Bensouda,    The world is watching as a war crime unfolds in front of our very eyes, and as those who are entrusted with
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West Bank: Demolition and Displacement Data
By: OCHA
10 May 2021
Data on demolition and displacement in the West Bank     The figures below reflect the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures and the resulting displacement of people from their homes across the West Bank since 2009. Together with other policies and practices, the threat of destruction of homes and sources of livelihood contributes to
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Sheikh Jarrah: Israel’s Jerusalem Claims Unravel
By: Evan Gottesman, Forward
10 May 2021
The fights over Sheikh Jarrah reveal the folly of relitigating Israel’s founding (opinion)     Defending the pending evictions of as many as 300 Palestinian residents from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Aryeh King rhetorically asked: “If you are the owner of the property, and someone was squatting on your property,
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Jerusalem: Israeli Eviction Violence Injures 100s
By: Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams
08 May 2021
Hundreds of Palestinians Protesting Evictions in Jerusalem Injured in `State-Sanctioned Campaign of Israeli Violence`   "Israel`s violence has a clear purpose: ethnically cleanse Jerusalem of Palestinians to allow Israeli settlers to take over Palestinian homes."   More than 200 Palestinians were wounded and at least one partially blinded over night in East Jerusalem when
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Consultation: General Comment on Land & ESCR
By: HIC-HLRN
07 May 2021
Consultation on the draft General Comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 14:30 – 16:30 CEST (live on Zoom from Villa Moynier, Geneva)   Everyone needs land – to be enjoyed as a requisite of human life on this planet.   Currently, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and
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