Tag Archives: Israel

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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Civilians caught in the crosshairs in Gaza

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Researcher The children are playing outside again, despite the torrential rain. They were stuck indoors during eight days of relentless Israeli bombardments. By the time that ended in excess of 160 people were … Continue reading

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