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PCHR Launches New Report: Israeli Blockade and Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Strip

Ref: 30/2020 Date: 14 July 2020   On 14 July 2020, PCHR released its latest report of its series on the “Israeli Blockade and Atacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Strip,” from 01 May 2019 – 30 June 2020. It should be noted that PCHR has documented Israeli attacks on fishermen and its naval blockade on the Gaza Sea in reports since 2000.   The report addresses the Israeli naval blockade on the Gaza Strip, and highlights the suffering endured by fishermen in their daily work, manifested in daily assaults that aim at pestering them and preventing them from working freely and undermining their livelihoods....

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The Israeli Naval Blockade and Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Strip

Introduction   This report addresses the Israeli–imposed blockade on the Gaza Strip and highlights the suffering of Palestinian fishermen while fishing in the Gaza Sea, in addition to the daily Israeli attacks against them. Through this, Israeli naval forces aim at restricting and preventing fishermen from practicing their work and even targeting their livelihood. Consequently, the fishing sector in the Gaza Strip has been unable to contribute effectively to the Palestinian economy, as its contribution in the Gross domestic product (GDP) remained very limited, comparing with previous years in which the fishing sector was a fast-growing sector.   This report monitors the reality of...

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PCHR Concludes Training Course on “Human Rights and Mechanisms to Promote Right to Health”

Ref: 31/2020 Date: 14 July 2020 The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded on Monday, 13 July 2020, a training course on “Human Rights and Mechanisms to Promote Right to Health” , taking all the preventive and health safety measures for the trainers and trainees.  The 20-hour-training course was held over the course of 4 consecutive days, from  08 – 13 July 2020, with participation of  25 female and male doctors and nurses that work in primary health care centers in Khan Younis.   This training course is the sixth of its kind that in 2020 within PCHR 3-year project “Promote, Respect, and Fulfill...

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83 Organisations Send Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Wilful Killing of Ahmad Erekat, Urging International Justice and Accountability for Israel’s Shoot-to-Kill Policy

Joint Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 13 July 2020   On Monday, 13 July 2020, 83 Palestinian, regional, and international civil society organisations from across 16 countries submitted a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures on the extrajudicial execution and wilful killing of Ahmad Mustafa Erekat, 26, by the Israeli occupying forces, in cooperation with the Erekat family, urging international justice and accountability for Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy targeting Palestinians. On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, the Israeli occupying forces killed Ahmad Erekat, a resident of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, at the Container checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. Ahmad was...

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