- LPHR Child Rights Bulletin for the period 1 March – 31 May 202118th June 2021
- LPHR and Addameer significant update on Israel’s military detention and prosecution of three female Palestinian students from Birzeit University16th June 2021
- Attacks on homes must stop; those responsible must be investigated by the International Criminal Court14th May 2021
- LPHR statement on new sustained military action in Gaza/Israel11th May 2021
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- Requesting the UK government responds to reported human rights violations in the context of mass arrests26th May 2021
- Urging the UK government to call for the immediate end of widespread attacks on homes in Gaza and to ensure accountability against those responsible19th May 2021
- Use of force against Palestinian demonstrators and medical personnel16th June 2021
In the context of the imminent illegal dispossession and forcible transfer of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, it has been documented that Israel’s forces have been using excessive force against peaceful Palestinian demonstrators and also targeted Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) personnel. This blog explores the applicable legal framework and consequences. (more…)
- Gaza Electricity Crisis Deepens Further Amidst Military Action20th May 2021
The Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights has reported that the Gaza Strip is currently suffering from a 76% deficit in electrical supplies due to the ongoing military action in Gaza by Israel’s forces, which has been codenamed ‘Operation Guardian of the Walls’.
The available power supply in the Gaza Strip as of 19 May stands at around 107mw, which is significantly lower than the estimated 400MW that is required to meet the needs of the area. The adverse impacts are multifaceted. For example, due to lack of power supply, three main seawater desalination plants providing services for more than 400,000 people have suspended operation and more than 100,000 cubic metres of untreated or partially treated wastewater are being discharged to the sea daily.
- Settler violence surges in the void of lack of international action against settlements26th March 2021
On 10 March 2021, Saeed Alyan Awad, a Palestinian, was brutally attacked by Israeli settlers whilst on his way to check on his land to the south of Hebron in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Saeed, who was accompanied by his wife and children, sustained a cracked skull and broken jaw. His wife suffered severe bruises to her leg.
- Overview of Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria on the tenth anniversary of the Syrian conflict15th March 2021
On the tenth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, LPHR remain gravely concerned about the Palestinian refugee camp, Yarmouk, in Syria. LPHR has continuously monitored the acute human rights and humanitarian concerns which are rife in Yarmouk, with the latest of two legal Q&As being published in March 2019 (it can be read here).
This blog to mark the tenth anniversary provides a summary of the situation of Yarmouk refugee camp over the last ten years. In so doing, it also emphasises the necessity for legal accountability for apparent serious violations of international law that has caused catastrophic civilian harm.