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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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Jerusalem: Sheikh Jarrah Forced Evictions
By: Yumna Patel, The Wire
01 May 2021
Inside the Campaign to Prevent the Forcible Removal of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah   In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families from the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood will be thrown out of their homes and replaced with Israeli settlers.   The fate of the families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in
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NGOs Report on Israel`s Settler-colonial Apartheid
By: hlrn
30 April 2021
In a Joint Submission to UN Special Rapporteur, Organizations Highlight the Role of Israel’s Colonial Settlements in the Entrenchment of its Settler-Colonial and Apartheid Regime Today, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC); Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; and Habitat International Coalition – Housing and Land Rights Network submitted a
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Call for Inputs to CESCR General Comment on Land
By: HIC-HLRN
28 April 2021
  CESCR calls for written contributions to the draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The purpose of this General Comment is to clarify the specific
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Palestine @ UN Indigenous Issues Forum
By: HIC-HLRN
24 April 2021
Webinar Invitation  Toward Goal 16 of Sustainable Development in Palestine: The Realisation of the Palestinian Right to Self-Determination, and Ensuring Accountability Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021 Time: 18:00-19:30 Palestine time (11:00 - 12:30 EST) Location: Online – Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via email Register at: https://bit.ly/3v9SyoX Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/14Qau3t1c Moderator Ms. Marya Farah,
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Abahlali baseMjondolo Palestine Solidarity
By: Abahlali baseMjondolo press statement
24 April 2021
The Blood of the Palestinians is our Blood   Our struggle is rooted in the principle that the recognition of our full and equal humanity is non-negotiable. We also insist that this principle is applied to all people everywhere. There can be no group of people whose humanity is denied.   As everyone knows
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Earth Day Embraces Palestinian Land Day
By: Land Research Center (LRC) – Jerusalem
22 April 2021
Earth Day Embraces Palestinian Land Day Statement Issued by Land Research Center on the Occasion of Earth Day, 22 April 2020 When a large oil spill on California’s Pacific Coast triggered U.S. Senator Gaylord Nilson to lead a massive popular campaign that attracted 20 million protestors in the first Earth Day in
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Call for inputs: Transitional justice in colonial contexts
By: HIC-HLRN
22 April 2021
Call for inputs – Transitional justice measures and the legacy of human rights violations in colonial contexts The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Mr. Fabian Salvioli, to the 76th session of the General Assembly, in October 2021, to examine the question
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