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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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Struggling to survive after a home demolition in the Jordan Valley

By Nancy Hawker, Campaigner in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. “Watch out! The bulldozers and the jeeps are coming.” Shirin Salamein heard the warning from one of her neighbours as she finished milking her sheep … Continue reading

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The Universal Periodic Review, human rights, and Israel: What’s at stake

By Peter Splinter, Amnesty International’s Representative to the United Nations in Geneva If the Israeli government is not careful, it will ruin an important global human rights process for everybody. The Universal Periodic Review, a process to examine states’ human … Continue reading

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Investigating rocket attacks in Israel

By Ann Harrison, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme It was dawn when we arrived in Israel to begin our investigation into rocket attacks from Gaza which by the end of the latest flare in … Continue reading

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