Israel Extends ‘Administrative Detention’ of Palestinian-French Lawyer

A Palestinian-French lawyer, Salah Hamouri, will spend at least three more months detained without charge under a controversial Israeli occupation practice. Hamouri has been arrested and jailed by Israeli authorities on several occasions, including in 2005. Att. Salah Hamouri (Photo: Syndicat des avocats de France) Israeli authorities overnight Sunday-Monday extended the detention of Hamouri, 37,…

Municipalities Must Act in Accordance with the Law, Kav LaOved

Following recent calls by municipalities not to employ Palestinian from the occupied territories and Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel workers, Kav-LaOved, Center for Workers Rights addressed Interior and Economy Ministers as well as the Chairman Union of Local Authorities, calling for their immediate intervention to clarify the legal obligations of local municipalities to act in accordance…

Imprisoned Palestinian Lawyer Makes Submission to the International Criminal Court

Civil society and human organizations welcomed a communication submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of 37-year-old, Palestinian-French and human rights defender, and lawyer, Salah Hamouri, which details years of persecution and new tactics to forcibly transfer Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem. The Center for Constitutional Rights…

Police Request Criminal Probe into Two Joint List Lawmakers

Police has requested Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara that a criminal investigation be opened against Joint List lawmakers Ofer Cassif (Hadash) and Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al) after the first was filmed striking a police officer during a protest against eviction of Palestinians at Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank last week. MK Ofer Cassif surrounded by cops…

Hundreds Protest Al Jazeera Journalist’s Killing Across Israel

Hundreds gathered in rallies organized by Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) on Wednesday and Thursday to protest the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces and in the West Bank. 200 people demonstrated in Haifa, waving Palestinian flags, holding pictures of Abu-Aqleh and carrying signs bearing texts…