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IOF Shells Gaza School, PCHR Calls Upon International Community to Protect  Palestinian  Civilians from Israeli Attacks

Ref: 74/2020 Date: 16 August 2020 Time: 11:00 GMT   The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights  (PCHR) follows with deep concern the ongoing escalation of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, the latest of which targeted a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Gaza City. PCHR fears for the lives of Palestinian civilians as these attacks continue and warns of their impact on the overall economic and social rights of the Gaza Strip population.   According to PCHR's investigations, at approximately 02:10 on Thursday, 13 August 2020, Israeli military warplanes launched a missile at al-Shati Joint Primary School (D – Z) - UNRWA,...

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PCHR General Assembly Holds Annual Meeting

 Ref: 35/2020 Date: 16 August 2020   On 13 August 2020, the General Assembly of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) held its annual meeting. The meeting was headed by Dr. Riyadh al-Za’noun, Chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD), and attended by BoD Members, PCHR’s Director, and the General Assembly Members. The meeting was held at PCHR's main office in Gaza City, in the presence of consultant, Yacoub al-Ghandour, the Corporate Comptroller at the Ministry of National Economy, and his accompanying delegation.   At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Riyadh al- Za'noun welcomed the attendees and thanked Mr. Yacoub al-Ghandour and the...

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PCHR Receives Director General of the Police

 Ref: 37/2020 Date: 16 August 2020   On Sunday, 16 August 2020, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) received Major General Mahmoud Salah, Director General of the Palestinian Police, and his associates at its main office in Gaza. The delegation met with PCHR Director, lawyer Raji Sourani and PCHR staff. Starting off the meeting, Major General Salah stated the purpose of the visit was within the framework of enhancing cooperation with Palestinian human rights organizations and opening to civil society for the service of the citizenry and society in general, commending PCHR’s role nationally and internationally. PCHR Director welcomed the delegation and expressed his...

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IOF Tightens Gaza Strip Closure, Gaza Sea Completely Closed and  Fishermen Denied Work

Ref: 73/2020 Date: 16 August 2020 Time: 10:10 GMT      On Sunday morning, 16 August 2020, Israeli authorities announced a complete closure of the Gaza sea, allegedly in response to the launch of incendiary balloons towards Israeli settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), declared the immediate and complete closure of Gaza Sea, starting from Sunday morning until further notice. This decision followed the Israeli authorities’ former decisions to reduce the fishing area from 15 to 8 nautical miles issued three days ago and to close Karm Abu Salem crossing issued five days ago, except for the transportation of goods for...

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