British Construction Giant JCB’s Products Used for Palestinian House Demolitions

Amnesty International reported that J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited’s diggers and excavators have been used to demolish Palestinian homes and in the construction of settlements in the occupied territories, both of which are widely considered violations of international law. JCB is among more than 100 businesses listed in a United Nations’ database of companies that operate…

Masked Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli occupation troops assault a Palestinian man in the West Bank in a video released on April 3, 2021.

B’Tselem: Israel Exploiting Settler Violence to Steal Palestinian Lands

Israel systematically uses settler violence as a “major informal tool” to intimidate and drive Palestinians from farming and pasture lands in the West Bank, the Israeli rights group B’Tselem contended on Sunday, November 14. B’Tselem also challenged repeated claims by the government that violence against Palestinians is perpetrated by a small number of extremist settlers…

Under the banner “Human Rights are Not Terror,” Hadash and Communist activists protested outside the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening, October 26, against Israel’s decision to designate six Palestinian human rights and civil organizations as terrorist groups.

MESA Endorses AFE Statement in Support of Palestinian Civil Society

The Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) endorsed last week a statement issued earlier by the Israeli Academy for Equality (AFE) on Palestinian civil society organizations.  In its statement, Academy for Equality had condemned Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s designation of Palestinian civil society groups late last month as “terrorist organizations.” Under the…