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Committee investigating anti-PA protests to submit results in coming days

(File) RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A committee formed to probe “events between protesters and Palestinian security forces” last week — when Palestinian police beat protesters and smashed journalists’ equipment — is to submit the results of the investigation by Wednesday, the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) said. The director of …

ICHR releases a fact finding report on the Nablus events of August 2016

Ramallah – On 7 March 2017, the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) released a fact finding report on the events, which took place in the city of Nablus in August 2016. The report addresses the killing of five Palestinian citizens, including military personnel and civilians, in three separate, but …

PHROC Draws Attention to the Repression of Human Rights Defenders in Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the OPT

This week, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) submitted information to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967 for his upcoming report to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017. The submission highlights the repressive environment within which human …

Civil Society Creates Crisis Management Cell to Oversee Executive Authority Actions

Palestinian civil society organisations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), including The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organization Network (PNGO), the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC), the Independent Commission for Human Rights, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN), and the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee, met on Sunday 20 March 2016. During the …

Israeli authorities release prominent ICHR lawyer

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli court on Tuesday released a director for the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) who was detained last week during a peaceful protest marking the 22nd anniversary of the Ibrahimi mosque massacre, a lawyer with the ICHR said.Alaa Ghneimat said Israeli authorities released lawyer Farid …

PCHR Condemns Israel Shooting-to-Kill Policy, Disregard for Palestinian Lives

RAMALLAH, October 26, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian center for Human Rights (PCHR) Monday condemned Israel’s disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians and shooting-to-kill policy applied when the army and police suspect of potential stabbing attacks. ‘With the continuing international policy of silence over grave crimes and violations committed …

Rights commission concerned by death in PA custody

The Independent Commission for Human Rights said on Monday that is is concerned by the death of a retired Palestinian security officer in a Ramallah detention facility a day earlier. Osama Akel Hassan Mansour was being held as part of a corruption investigation when he died. His wife told Ma'an …

Security agency probes attack on rights activist

Author George Hale Source A Palestinian security agency has launched an internal investigation into an assault against a human rights activist by one of its officers, officials said Monday. Preventive Security commander Ziad Hab al-Rieh issued the directive in response to a complaint by the Palestinian Authority’s official rights ombudsman, …

The Independent Commission for Human Rights Calls for Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly in Accordance with the Law

Author Source ICHR The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) is concerned by the restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly by Palestinian security agencies, which have banned peaceful protests by Palestinian citizens in solidarity with the people of Tunisia and Egypt. On 2/2/2011, the Palestinian police banned a …