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New Wave of Displacement and killing civilians
By: Abdi Latif Dahir
26 November 2021
At least 43 people have been killed in clashes in the area, the U.N. says, while the nation’s leaders are focused elsewhere, dealing with the fallout from a coup. NAIROBI, Kenya — Dozens of people have been killed and their villages burned in inter-communal violence in Sudan’s West Darfur state, the
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UN: Palestinians’ Right to Their Natural Resources
By: HIC-HLRN
19 November 2021
The United Nations has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution, which grants Palestinians permanent sovereignty over their natural resources in the Israeli-occupied territories, including East Jerusalem.     On Thursday, 19 November 2021, the Economic and Financial Committee of the UN General Assembly, also known as the Second Committee, endorsed a draft resolution entitled “Permanent Sovereignty of
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Israel to Pay Lebanon for Eco Harm
By: Quds News Network
19 November 2021
UN resolution asking ‘Israel’ to pay Lebanon $856.4 M over environmental disaster   NEW YORK—The UN on Thursday asked the occupation state of ‘Israel’ to pay $850 million to Lebanon in compensation for a major oil spill in 2006, which was described as an “environmental disaster.”   The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly with
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Tel Aviv Eviction: 1st Arabs, Then Mizrahi Jews
By: Ran Shimoni, Haaretz
15 November 2021
Tel Aviv Evicts Residents of Working-class Neighborhood after a Decades-long Battle   Some of the Givat Amal residents are barricading in their homes as police are trying to evict them     Police evicted the final 32 families from Tel Aviv’s Givat Amal Bet neighborhood on Monday, after 60 years of legal battles and even
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Copping-out at CoP26
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14 November 2021
The 26th Conference of Parties (CoP26) ended in grave disappointment at the state delegations who weakened the needed commitments to save the planet from multiple climate disasters. This CoP, the supreme governing body of international agreements on climate change action, finally took place in Glasgow, Scotland, on 31 October–13 November
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Western Sahara: This Year of War
By: Geneva Support Group for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Western Sahara
13 November 2021
PRESSRELEASE   The Inalienable Right to Self-Determination of the Saharawi People Is Not Negotiable   BirLehlu/Geneva,13November2021     Since the invasion of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco, the month of November has been a period of painful recurrence for the Saharawi people.   Indeed, on 6 November 1975, the illegal occupation of the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western
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Jerusalem: New Tools of Permanent Annexation
By: PHROC, CAC & others
13 November 2021
PHROC, CAC & Others Send Joint Urgent Appeal to the United Nations Special Procedures on Israel’s Permanent Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem     On 8 November 2021, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), compromising of eleven Palestinian human rights organizations, along with the Community Action Center of Al-Quds University (CAC) and the
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Lebanon ‘brutally impoverished,’ ‘lost trust’
By: Olivier De Schutter
12 November 2021
Statement by Professor Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, on his visit to Lebanon, 1–12 November 2021   Beirut, 12 November 2021 Introduction "Lebanon has been embroiled in an economic, social, financial and cost of living crisis that has pushed the country to the verge of complete
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Palestine/Israel: Naqab Villages ‘Recognized,’ but...
By: hlrn
11 November 2021
On 3 November, the Israeli Cabinet approved the decision to establish a `non-tribal` Bedouin city in the Naqab/Negev, inside the Green Line, and to ‘recognize’ the till-now ‘unrecognized’ Palestinian Arab villages of Khašim Zannih, ʿAbdih and Rakhamah. That decision was in fulfillment of the Coalition Agreement, signed on 11 June, wich included a
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Attacks on harvest in oPt most dangerous in years
By: Shatha Hammad
11 November 2021
Palestinian olive farmers say attacks `under the watchful eye` of the Israeli army have destroyed the otherwise festive harvest season In the space of less than 10 days, Musleh Badawi and his family have been attacked three separate times by settlers while working on their land and picking olives. This year`s harvest season, which
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Decriminalize Palestinian Human Rights CSOs!
By: HIC
10 November 2021
   Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights Organizations facing Israel’s Criminalization Today, HIC`s Board adopted a statement in solidarity with the six Palestinian human rights organizsations, including HIC Members, that Israel`s Minister of Defense has deemed "terrorist organisations.  The full public statement follows here:   Habitat International Coalition (HIC) strongly condemns Israel`s Minister of
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Alert: More Israeli Tyranny for Human Rights NGOs
By: Al-Haq
07 November 2021
Alert:  Israel Takes Alarming Steps to Enforce its Persecution of Six Palestinian Organisations in the West Bank, International Community Must Intervene      Al-Haq strongly condemns the military order issued by Israel`s commander-in-chief of the Central Command to transpose its unlawful designation of Al-Haq as a “terrorist organization” within the occupied West Bank. Similar
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Bla, bla, bla: Hollow Western Words over Colonies
By: Ramzy Baroud, Counterpunch
05 November 2021
Words without Action: The West’s Role in Israel’s Illegal Settlement Expansion    The international uproar in response to Israel’s approval of a massive expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank may give the impression that such a reaction could, in theory, force Israel to abandon its plans.
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‘Green Colonialism` Plundering North Africa
By: Hamza Hamouchene, Middle East Eye
04 November 2021
COP26 summit: How `green colonialism` is plundering North Africa     Renewable energy projects, just like traditional ones, have fuelled dispossession, exploitation and socioeconomic exclusion across the region   Human-made climate change is already a reality in North Africa, undermining the ecological and socioeconomic basis of life in the region. Countries such as Algeria, Tunisia
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Occupation, Extraction Shrinking Dead Sea
By: Al-Haq
04 November 2021
Shrinking Dead Sea, at the Collusion between Israel’s Intensive Exploitation, Corporate Extraction and Climate Change    This brief is part of a series on climate change, its adverse effects and the Israeli colonial-apartheid regime, published in the context of the UN Climate Change Conference CoP26.      On 1 November 2021, at the CoP26 in Glasgow, Palestinian Prime
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G20’s Mild Commitment on Coal
By: Boston University Global Development Policy Center
31 October 2021
On 31 October 2021, the Group of 20 largest economies (G20) made a historic announcement by committing to end finance for coal-fired power plants overseas.     The G20 pledge caps a year of major sustainable finance pledges from national governments and their development finance institutions (DFIs) since the inaugural 2020 Finance in Common
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New Book: Counting on Land Justice in Yemen
By: HLRN
24 October 2021
In this new report, Counting on Justice, HIC-HLRN and the Social Democratic Forum - Yemen have co-produced the findings and future vision of land restitution in Yemen for those dispossessed of their properties by both the previous regime of Ali Abdalla Salih and the ongoing conflict in Yemen. This publication is
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Israel Designates HR Organizations “terrorist”
By: Mohammed El-Kurd, The Nation
22 October 2021
The New Campaign to Smear Palestinian Human Rights Defenders as Terrorists In a move that has been condemned as an effort to discredit Palestinian rights organizations, the Israeli government has designated six as “terror organizations.”     In an authoritarian and repressive move, the Israeli regime has issued a military order designating six leading
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Conflict, Occupation, War amid Global Cease-fire
By: HIC-HLRN
18 October 2021
HLRN has produced a new publication on the occasion of World Human Rights Habitat Day 2021 and the ensuing month of related activities. The study Conflict, Occupation and War disaggregates data from the HLRN Violation Database to focus on the gross violations of the human rights to adequate housing and
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Israel Defies Court, Settlers Keep Stolen Land
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08 October 2021
Top Court Orders Israel to Explain Refusal to Evict Settlers From Palestinian Land Following the designation of the Jordan Valley land as a closed military zone in 1969, its Palestinian owners have been barred from entering the land, while settlers were allowed to work it.     The High Court of Justice ordered the
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