Category Archives: Armed Conflict

No justice for Afghan civilians killed by US or NATO forces

By Richard Bennett, Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International In the early hours of 16 September, 2012, a group of women from different villages in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province set out to collect firewood. As they stopped to drink water … Continue reading

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In Israel, as in Gaza, human rights are the last line of protection

By Yonatan Gher, Executive Director, Amnesty International Israel My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict quite differently. He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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‘The bombing only stopped when the sun came out’ – Gaza under fire

By a human rights fieldworker in Gaza Last Monday into Tuesday were the scariest day and night since the current conflict began. The violence finally reached the area where I live; where I, my children and neighbours had thought it … Continue reading

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‘We are all Gaza’ – Palestinian anger in the West Bank

By Saleh Hijazi, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Across the city of Ramallah in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) hang billboards and banners showing images of bloodshed and destruction alongside the words: “Here now, we … Continue reading

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‘Nowhere in Gaza is safe’ – A snapshot of life under the bombs

Interview with a human rights fieldworker in Gaza This morning as I brushed my teeth I could hear the familiar buzzing of a drone circling above our building. I ignored the sound. Drones circle overhead all the time; you never … Continue reading

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