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HRA condemns violent state attacks against Palestinian citizens of Israel and calls for immediate impartial investigation. On Saturday 8 November Kheir Hamdan, a 22 year old Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel was shot dead by Israeli police officers in the village of Kufr Kana. According to police statements issued immediately after the incident, Hamdan was shot as he attempted to stab an arresting officer. However video footage released soon after revealed that Hamdan had been retreating from police officers when shot. Following the shooting, the High Follow Up Committee for Arabs declared a general strike and demonstrations ensued in several Arab towns. These demonstrations were met with teargas, large scale police violence and tens of arrests – the majority of the arrested were minors.

10/11/2014
HRA News
  • 14/1/2013: A New Way to Support the HRA
  • 23/7/2014: Palestinian Human Rights and Civil Society Organizations in Israel
  • 14/7/2014: Palestinian Civil Society in Israel Demands Urgent Action on Gaza
  • 8/8/2014: The HRA condemns human rights abuses by ISIS in Iraq
  • 8/7/2014: HRA Appeals to the International Community Urging a Response to the Recent Escalating Racial Tensions Within Israel
  • 29/1/2013: 15 Israeli and Palestinian organisations warn of far-reaching consequences of Israel’s for obstructions of UN human rights mechanisms
  • 11/1/2013: intern
  • 8/1/2013: Donate
  • 28/1/2013: Israeli government approves massive new evictions in the Naqab
  • 14/12/2012: INTERN BLOG: Under Siege: One Bedouin Family’s Struggle to Live in Israel
  • 12/12/2012: The Arab Association for Human Rights condemns the raids on Palestinian civil society organizations
  • 10/12/2012: INTERN BLOG: 80% of the "Full Israeli Experience"
  • 10/12/2012: Declaration of the Arab Association for Human Rights on International Human Rights Day 2012
  • 19/11/2012: The Arab Association for Human Rights celebrates the graduation of a new group of human rights facilitators
  • 15/11/2012: The HRA Condemns the Israeli Aggression Against Gaza
  • 8/11/2012: INTERN BLOG: Way More Than a Game: Football in Israel
  • 7/11/2012: Pubic opinion poll exposes Jewish discrimination against Arabs in Israel
  • 30/10/2012: EU Parliament Passes ACAA Protocol
  • 16/10/2012: Don’t vote for ACAA!
  • 10/10/2012: “Stripping Citizenship” Story Series #5: “Love in the Time of Apartheid”
  • 9/10/2012: “Stripping Citizenship” Story Series #4: “The Hidden… The Present... The Family of the Dead… The Living ”
  • 8/10/2012: “Stripping Citizenship” Story Series #3: “My Wildest Dream”
  • 5/10/2012: “Stripping Citizenship” Story Series #2: “Is There an End to this Displacement?”
  • 4/10/2012: “Stripping Citizenship” Story Series #1: “The Father is in the Drawer”
  • 30/5/2012: US Report Conceals Israel’s Discrimination Against Palestinian Arab Minority
  • 18/5/2012: The EU Misses Another Opportunity to Take Action on Human Rights Violations
  • 16/5/2012: ‘Free Despite Shackles’ - Protest Tent in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike
  • 11/5/2012: ‘Haq’ Youth Movement Organizes ‘Day of Volunteer Work’
  • 7/5/2012: A Call to Action: Uphold the right to land and decent living for the Indigenous Bedouin population in the Naqab
  • 3/5/2012: The ‘Haq’ Youth Movement Marks Palestinian Prisoner’s Day
  • 3/5/2012: Recent Human Rights Programmes February-March 2012
  • 29/3/2012: Administrative Detention Must Stop: Freedom for Prisoner Hana Shalabi
  • 15/2/2012: HRA demands the immediate release of Khader Adnan who has been on a hunger strike for 60 days
  • 9/2/2012: HRA called upon the EU to take direct, affective actions to protect minority rights in Israel
  • 12/1/2012: Israeli Supreme Court upholds Racist Citizenship law
  • 7/12/2011: UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights Reviews ESC Rights in Israel
  • 16/11/2011: End the killing of women, end the murder and violence in our society
  • 15/11/2011: Proposal of New Bills to Further Curtail Civil Society in Israel
  • 19/10/2011: Human Rights Organizations Call on the European Union to Uphold Standards for Protection of Prisoners Rights
  • 3/10/2011: Jewish Extremists Burn Mosque in Tuba-Zangariyye (Galilee)
  • 19/10/2010: HRA Newsletter- October 2010
  • 11/2/2010: Joint Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly
  • 9/12/2009: Press Release by Palestinian human rights organisations on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day 2009
  • 16/9/2009: UN Fact Finding Mission finds strong evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Gaza conflict; calls for end to impunity
  • 10/7/2009: HRA and Ittijah, position regarding the proposed reform in the Israel Lands Administration
  • 26/5/2009: The Government supports the draft bill to prohibit Commemoration of the Nakba
  • 15/5/2009: The New EMHRN Report-"Active but Acquiescent: EU’s Response to the Israeli Military Offensive in the Gaza Strip"
  • 25/2/2009: Health Discrimination
  • 7/1/2009: Israel is not above international law
  • 5/1/2009: Stop war crimes against our people in the Gaza Strip
  • 6/1/2009: HRA calls on the European Union and the Human Rights Council to take punitive measures to stop the war crimes committed in Gaza
  • 29/12/2008: Stop the war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza
  • 30/10/2008: Call on the OECD to consider human rights in Israel’s accession process
  • 16/5/2008: HRA in the Jewish Daily Forward
  • 16/5/2008: HRA in Jerusalem Post
  • 25/1/2008: HRA releases "Discrimination Diary"
  • 12/12/2007: Conference initiated by the Arab Association for Human Rights
  • 11/12/2007: HRA releases a new report
  • 13/6/2007: World Day against Child Labour: Local Organisations Get Down to Work

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    Palestinian Human Rights and Civil Society Organizations in Israel Since 8 July 2014, when Israel launched its air, sea and land military offensive dubbed “Operation Protective Edge”, at least 500 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, about 75% of whom the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) report to be civilians, with upwards of 3,500 people injured.[1] The casualties have included entire families, women, children and the elderly, as Israeli air strikes have deliberately targeted homes. An estimated number of 472 homes have been totally destroyed with thousands severely damaged. Mass displacement has escalated across Gaza with upwards of 100,000 displaced, with an estimated 43% of Gaza’s territory declared as a “no-go zone”. Other civilian objects bombed by the Israeli military have included hospitals, an emergency medical building, ambulances, schools, mosques, a facility for the disabled, a café and a clearly marked media car.

    23/7/2014

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    HRA Appeals to the International Community Urging a Response to the Recent Escalating Racial Tensions Within Israel The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA), has written today to international missions and embassies in Israel to express extreme concern over the mounting racial tensions targeting Arab Palestinians within Israel, and urging immediate action from the international community. In its communication, the HRA explained how over the weekend, Palestinians from Arab towns across Israel mobilized in protest of the recent violent events which have taken place over the West Bank and Jerusalem, including the inhumane killing of 16 year old Mohamed Abu Khdeir, and the disproportionate use of police and security powers leveled at Palestinians in the wake of the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers. HRA described how protesters exercising their democratic right to expression and protest, were greeted with a surge of violence from security forces, mass arrests and detentions.

    8/7/2014
    Discrimination Diary

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    INTERN BLOG: Way More Than a Game: Football in Israel Nazareth – The rivalry between the Israeli football clubs Bnei Sakhnin and Beitar Jerusalem has transcended mere sport. These two clubs, one from Israel’s self-declared capital and one from an Arab city in the Galilee with a population of 25,000, are bitter rivals, but they have come to represent rival ideologies as well. From the outside their contests are an athletic performance, though, as usual, to the people involved, they represent so much more.

    8/11/2012

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    INTERN BLOG: Under Siege: One Bedouin Family’s Struggle to Live in Israel In the early 1950s, a Bedouin Arab named Atif Mohammad Sawa’ed (Abu Walid) bought a parcel of land from the Shafa ‘Amr municipality, 25 kilometers east of Haifa, hoping to build a home for his new wife and his family. The land he bought lies on a hilltop, no more than two kilometers south of Shafa ‘Amr in the Lower Galilee. It is a beautiful place, and at that time it was uninhabited. From the front steps of the home he built, you can see the shimmering blue waters of the Mediterranean, the urban sprawl of Haifa, and if you look north on a clear day, you can even see into Lebanon.

    14/12/2012

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    INTERN BLOG: Prime Minister Netanyahu ignores 20% of his constituents in UNGA speech Last week’s speech from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the UN General Assembly has drawn diverse reactions from all over the world. American decision makers heard tough talk with room for compromise; comedians saw the inherent ridiculousness of a cartoon bomb; and many citizens of Israel heard their strong leader stay the course. The 20% of Israel’s population that defines itself as the Arab Palestinian minority heard an entirely different speech, one which ignored their constant struggle thereby marginalizing their existence. They heard a speech from the prime minister that summarily dismissed or ignored the near-constant calls of inequality and discrimination. There are internationally recognized abuses of human rights and humanitarian law enshrined in Israel’s official institutions, but Netanyahu continues to present the state he leads as a beacon of “modernism” in a sea of “medievalism”.

    4/10/2012

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    Pig Farms in Israel: A relegated industry subject to discrimination in new Agriculture Minitry proposal Nazareth – Last month the Israeli Ministry for Agriculture proposed an expensive new way to discriminate against the Palestinian Arab minority of Israel. The NIS 300 million project would enforce a relocation of the remaining 26 Israeli pig farms from their current locations in the north to the less populous Naqab region in the south.

    27/8/2012

    Reports

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    NEW REPORT: "Stripping Citizenship: The Impact of the Citizenship Law Amendments on Palestinian Families in Israel" Nazareth - The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA) would like to announce the release of our newest report. “Stripping Citizenship: The Impact of the Citizenship Law Amendments on Palestinian Families in Israel” represents an effort to tell the story of the human impact of Israel’s discriminatory Citizenship Law. The report researched and reported by Samih Ganadri and published by the HRA in Arabic and English. We are proud to present what we believe to be an accurate reflection of the personal tragedy caused by the law in question.

    3/10/2012

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    On the Margins 2006 Annual Review of Human Rights Violations of the Arab Palestinian Minority in Israel 2006 The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA) has been publishing annual reports for the last three years, documenting some of the violations of human rights of Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel and tracking the official policy of Israel and its institutions throughout the year towards the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel. Our third annual report hereby presented portrays a typical picture of racial discrimination, which has become entrenched in official and legal policy, and has become an extremely dangerous practice and the legal basis that establishes relations between the state and its Jewish majority towards the Palestinian Arab minority.

    22/6/2007

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    Suspected Citizens Racial Profiling against Arab Passengers by Israeli Airports and Airlines This report details the forms of racial profiling implemented at airports. This phenomenon is alarming both in terms of the frequency with which it is encountered and in terms of its acceptance in Jewish public opinion and by the authorities. The report aims to alert Israeli society, public bodies, and official institutions to this problem, and to appeal to the international community and to governmental and community bodies to act forcefully and clearly to condemn this unacceptable behavior as a manifestation of racial discrimination. Forms of racial discrimination are contrary to international standards of morality and have been condemned by international human rights conventions as among the most offensive and injurious violations of human dignity.

    4/12/2006

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    On the Margins 2005 Annual Review of Human Rights Violations of the Arab Palestinian Minority in Israel 2005 On the Margins: Annual Review of Human Rights Violations of the Arab Palestinian Minority in Israel 2005 is a compilation of the HRA's Weekly Press Reviews from the year, which take news pieces on human rights violations of the minority from the local Arabic and Hebrew press, in addition to providing historical background information. The report does not document all the violations in 2005, only what the HRA believes to be the most pressing. These violations point to a real danger that threatens the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel; this has compelled the HRA to issue calls to the State to take action and put a halt to such an affront to human rights.

    27/6/2006

    Press Releases

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    Don’t vote for ACAA! Nazareth- The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA) calls on the Members of the European Parliament NOT to give their vote to an important trade agreement with Israel, sending a clear message to Israel that the Arab Palestinian minority in Israel won’t stand for ‘business as usual’ given the deterioration of the situation on the ground.

    16/10/2012

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    EU Parliament Passes ACAA Protocol Nazareth – This past Tuesday evening the parliament of the European Union voted on the EU-Israel Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance (ACAA) protocol. Despite an impassioned argument from Belgian Socialist MEP Veronique de Keyser for the ACAA protocol to return to committee stage, the protocol was passed. The ACAA is an addition to the EU-Israel Association Agreement of 1995 and it stipulates that Israeli pharmaceutical products are held to a high enough standard to be sold in the EU. The vote, in addition to reducing trade barriers, also sets a precedent for further trade agreements between the two parties.

    30/10/2012

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    HRA Welcomes Corries to Nazareth Nazareth – The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA) held an event last Friday night to recognize Rachel Corrie and her family. It was an evening of stirring speeches and emotional tributes to the Corrie family’s ongoing struggle. Last month in a Haifa district court, Judge Oded Gershon denied the Corrie family’s most recent call for justice when, in his verdict, he decided Rachel Corrie was responsible for her own death. This decision is the most recent event in the ongoing court case over Rachel Corrie’s death at the hands of the Israeli military in Gaza in 2003. Many advocacy groups, including the HRA, have denounced this ruling with a common complaint that it reinforces the “culture of impunity” for discriminatory Israeli institutions and practices.

    24/9/2012

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    Pubic opinion poll exposes Jewish discrimination against Arabs in Israel In September 2012 the Dialog polling center took a poll of 503 Jewish Israelis in Tel Aviv. Commissioned by the Yisraela Goldblum Fund, they sought to determine public opinion on several key issues. Upon the release of the data, a firestorm of criticism, accusations, and introspection swept across Israel.

    7/11/2012

    Recent Developments

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    UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights Reviews ESC Rights in Israel Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Israel On Monday, Dec. 5th. 2011, the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published its Concluding Observations, following its critical review of Israel’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). In this, its third periodic review of Israel as a State party to the Covenant, the monitoring body had conducted a “constructive dialog” with a high-level delegation of the Israeli government on 16 and 17 November. CESCR’s assessment focused on the positive developments and breaches of the Covenant since Israel’s last review in 2003.

    7/12/2011

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    Jewish Extremists Burn Mosque in Tuba-Zangariyye (Galilee) This morning, the residents of Tuba-Zangariyye woke up to find that their village mosque had been set on fire. From the slogans written on the mosque’s walls, this attack comes as part of the ‘price tag’ terror campaign carried out by settlers in recent years against the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA) views the transfer of this type of attacks to inside the Green Line as an escalation that has serious implications and risks!! The Arab Association for Human Rights, while condemning the burning of the mosque, believes that this step is a continuation of the official policies sown by the Israeli government, particularly since the current government is led by parties that incite against the Arab citizens and their fundamental rights, and links their future with the results of the "peace process" through slogans of transfer and exchange of population and land!!

    3/10/2011

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    Human Rights Organizations Call on the European Union to Uphold Standards for Protection of Prisoners Rights On Wednesday, 16 October 2011, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, the Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies, Defence for Children International – Palestine Section, and the Arab Association for Human Rights sent a joint letter to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Honourable Baroness Catherine Ashton.

    19/10/2011

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    HRA position on recent Supreme Court decisions: The Supreme Court ranges between "security" and human rights Between December 12 and 14, the Supreme Court headed by retired Chief Justice Aharon Barak, gave three important decisions relating to human rights, two of them related to the rights of the Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories and the third relates to the rights of the Arab citizens in Israel.

    21/12/2006

    International News

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    UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights Reviews ESC Rights in Israel Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Israel On Monday, Dec. 5th. 2011, the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published its Concluding Observations, following its critical review of Israel’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). In this, its third periodic review of Israel as a State party to the Covenant, the monitoring body had conducted a “constructive dialog” with a high-level delegation of the Israeli government on 16 and 17 November. CESCR’s assessment focused on the positive developments and breaches of the Covenant since Israel’s last review in 2003.

    7/12/2011

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    Human Rights Organizations Call on the European Union to Uphold Standards for Protection of Prisoners Rights On Wednesday, 16 October 2011, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, the Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies, Defence for Children International – Palestine Section, and the Arab Association for Human Rights sent a joint letter to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Honourable Baroness Catherine Ashton.

    19/10/2011

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    United Nations adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples The General Assembly today adopted a landmark declaration outlining the rights of the world’s estimated 370 million indigenous people and outlawing discrimination against them. The Declaration emphasizes the rights of indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations.It also prohibits discrimination against indigenous peoples and promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them, and their right to remain distinct and to pursue their own visions of economic and social development.

    13/9/2007

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    UN Reports highlights' HRA claims of discriminatory policies that are affecting the Palestinians Arab Minorities in Israel On October 2nd, the UN Human Rights Council published a report based on their investigatory mission to Lebanon and Israel with respect to the impact of the war and its aftermaths. The report was authored by four Special Rapporteurs which mandates relate to different aspects of human rights.

    11/10/2006