A new report and interactive map on “Human Rights violations and Popular Struggle in South Hebron Hills” covering the period January 2018 have been released.
A new report and interactive map on “Human Rights violations and Popular Struggle in South Hebron Hills” covering the period December 2017 have been released.
A new report and interactive map on “Human Rights violations and Popular Struggle in South Hebron Hills” covering the period October 2017 have been released.
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The month of January 2017 saw the approval of a massive construction program of new settlement homes, in clear opposition of December’s UN security council resolution, which described settlement building as a “flagrant violation” of international law and an obstacle to peace. Israeli authorities announced the plan to build almost 600 new houses in occupied East Jerusalem and other 2,500 in the West Bank, the possibility of annexing Ma’ale Adumim settlement, and the willingness to give the Palestinians “not exactly a state with full authority, rather a state minus”.
In the South Hebron Hills area Operation Dove volunteers recorded a wide range of human rights violations against Palestinians carried out by both Israeli forces and Israeli settlers.
In the last three days Israeli military forces closed all the main entrances to the Palestinian cities of Yatta and Bani Na’im, including several secondary roads in the south-east Hebron area.
The presence of roadblocks, earthmounds, road gates and checkpoints, set up by Israeli Army, prevents Palestinian to use the roads, also to reach basic services as the hospitals, in violation of the right to freedom of movement (Art.13 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights). This is a clear collective punishment, which is banned under the International law, after the escalation of violence of this day.
Operation Dove condemns this collective punishment that the Israeli government is inflicting once again on the Palestinian population, especially during this days of Ramadan, the holy month for muslims.
MAPPA INTERATTIVA: Il blocco delle città di Yatta and Bani Na’im
Le forze militari israeliane, in seguito all’ondata di violenza di questi giorni, hanno bloccato tutti i principali accessi, incluse numerose strade secondarie, alle città palestinesi di Yatta e Bani Na’im, nell’area a sud est di Hebron.
La presenza di blocchi stradali (cumuli di macerie, blocchi di cemento, sbarre..) e checkpoint posizionati dall’esercito israeliano, impediscono ai palestinesi di potersi muovere liberamente, soprattutto per raggiungere servizi essenziali come gli ospedali, in violazione al diritto alla libertà di movimento (Art.13 della Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti dell’Uomo)
Operazione Colomba condanna queste punizioni collettive, vietate dal diritto internazionale, che il governo israeliano per l’ennesima volta infligge alla popolazione palestinese, in particolare durante questi giorni di Ramadan (mese sacro per la popolazione musulmani).