Category Archives: Palestinian Authority

Middle Eastern nations at forefront of disturbing spike in executions

By Sara Hashash, Middle East and North Africa media officer at Amnesty International It sounds like a scene from a grisly horror film; five decapitated bodies swinging from a horizontal pole suspended over the main square in the city of … Continue reading

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‘Fish out of water’ yet again: Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt

By Neil Sammonds, Amnesty International’s Syria researcher Bahaa, a Palestinian refugee from Syria, has taken a short break from his precious decorating job to take me to meet his family in 6th of October City, a satellite city of Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Trapped – Palestinian refugees from Syria talk to Amnesty International

  By Noor Al-Bazzaz, member of Amnesty International’s Syria research team It was the shelling that finally drove Abu al-‘Izz to flee his native Syria. In the Bashabsheh transit camp in al-Ramtha he says: “I could not bear the shelling … Continue reading

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The football player who wouldn’t play ball with Israeli injustice

Amnesty International delegates met family of Palestinian on hunger strike against his detention without trial in Israel When we arrived in Gaza on 13 June, Mahmoud al-Sarsak had been on hunger strike for more than 91 days. Soon after our … Continue reading

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