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ICSPR: The commemoration of Land Day is a real occasion to restore national unity in the face of Israeli settlement policies.

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Number: 37/ 2022
Date: March 29, 2022
Original language: Arabic
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ICSPR: The commemoration of Land Day is a real occasion to restore national unity in the face of Israeli settlement policies.
Wednesday March 30, marks the 46th anniversary of the Eternal Land Day, which the Palestinians commemorate annually to honor the memory of the 1976 events, in which the Palestinian masses gathered from the Galilee to the Negev in protest against the Israeli policies, procedures and decisions related to the confiscation of thousands of dunams of lands that belong to Palestinians, where the masses were confronted with excessive use of force by the Israeli army and police, killing 6 civilians and wounding dozens.
The occasion comes this year with the Israeli occupation’s insistence to carry out ethnic cleansing crimes against the Palestinian people and their rights. These crimes, which are being perpetrated in a deliberate manner based on an approach reinforced by racism, extremism, murder, theft of land from Palestinians, and depriving them of exercising their right to determine their political destiny.
Over the years of its military occupation of the Palestinian lands, especially the West Bank and Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation authorities have persisted in perpetuating colonial settlement, adopting a policy of deliberate land appropriation and annexation, judaizing the city of Jerusalem, demolishing homes, preventing construction, erecting the wall, establishing and expanding the construction of settlements, separating the West Bank’s cities and villages from each other, the continuation of racial discrimination policies against Palestinian citizens in the 48 areas, and the continuation of the siege on the Gaza Strip, taking advantage from the state of international silence on the one hand and from the successive US measures on the other.
The International Commission to Support Palestinians’ Rights (ICSPR) shares our Palestinian people the commemoration of Land Day, condemns the continuation of the Israeli military occupation in Palestine, renews its strong condemnation of the ongoing Israeli crimes of annexing the occupied territories and forced displacement, and it reminds the international community of the tragedy and suffering that the Palestinian people have been subjected to since 1948 due to the crimes of the Israeli occupation, which has caused the Palestinians to live in a state of asylum and dispersion.
ICSPR also reaffirms the right of the Palestinians to confront and resist the Israeli occupation and its denial of legitimate and inalienable rights for the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination and the right of refugees to return to their land, and stresses that the grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people during the past years constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity with no statute of limitations, and that the perpetrators must be held accountable and prosecuted, and the victims must be redressed. Therefore:
• ICSPR expresses its deep concern about the Israeli executive, judicial and legislative policies and practices, especially those related to the appropriation of land and the Judaization of Jerusalem, and the continued establishment and expansion of settlements to change the demographic and geographical character of the Palestinian territories in the 48 areas and the occupied territories in 1967, in a way that prevents establishing an independent Palestinian state.
• ICSPR strongly condemns the international community’s continued silence and complicity, and condemns the Israeli malicious advantaging of the world’s preoccupation with the events of Russia and Ukraine to pass its racist policy, which contributes to the continuation and exacerbation of the suffering of the Palestinian people and depriving them of their right to self political and economic determination.
• ICSPR stresses that this occasion and the current circumstances constitute a unique opportunity to emphasize the importance of Palestinian people unity in all places of presence, and the need to consider the comprehensive Palestinian elections as a means aimed at ending the division and rebuilding and activating all the institutions of the political system, especially the Palestine Liberation Organization, to assume its responsibilities in protecting the rights of the Palestinian people.
• ICSPR calls on the international community not to sacrifice the principles of international law and order, and to work hard to implement United Nations resolutions related to the Palestinian cause, and to impose sanctions on the occupation state to stop its crimes of colonial settlement, ethnic cleansing, racial discrimination, siege and attacks on civilians, and to end the state of military occupation of the Palestinian territories.
• ICSPR calls upon the peoples of the world to strengthen their solidarity with the Palestinian people to enable them to exercise their legitimate rights in accordance with international law and the humanitarian goals represented in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the rules of international humanitarian law and other relevant international charters and agreements.
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The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights “ICSPR”  calls on the Palestinian official authorities to work on freezing the issuance and implementation of the death penalty

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Date: 05 September 2022

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The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights “ICSPR”  calls on the Palestinian official authorities to work on freezing the issuance and implementation of the death penalty

The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights “ICSPR” has followed with great concern and interest the establishment of the Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip; This morning, Sunday, September 04, 2022, (05) death sentences were executed against those convicted of murder and communicating with the occupation.

According to the statement of the Ministry of the Interior; The executions were carried out at dawn today in the Ansar security complex; And that was by shooting the citizens “N, A”, (44 years old), on charges of collaborating with the Israeli occupation, and “C, Q”, (30 years old), on charges of premeditated murder. And hanging against each of: citizen “K, S”, (54 years), on charges of collaborating with the Israeli occupation, citizen “E., A”, (43 years), on charges of premeditated murder, and citizen “M, Z” (30 years), on charges of Premeditated murder and robbery.

The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights “ICSPR”does not underestimate the gravity of the crimes attributed to the accused and the citizens against whom death sentences have been executed, and its emphasis on the right of society to approve and implement deterrent punishments for criminals, while the international body does not underestimate the (crowd) of the seriousness of the crimes attributed to the accused and citizens who have been executed, and its emphasis on the right of society to approve and implement deterrent punishments for criminals, and despite its opposition to the death penalty, it draws attention to the need to stop issuing and executing death sentences in light of the political and judicial division And the failure to renew the legitimacy of the institutions of the political system, except for the facts that prove that the issuance and execution of death sentences did not achieve the targeted deterrence.

The international body mobilizes as it condemns the execution of death sentences in the Gaza Strip; As it involves a violation of international agreements ratified by Palestine, especially the Second Protocol of 1989 annexed to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights regarding the abolition of the death penalty, in addition to the fact that the Basic Law and the Code of Criminal Procedures require the President’s approval of sentences before execution, and the Commission expresses its fear that the application of the The Revolutionary Penal Code of 1979, as it is not part of the legal and constitutional system of the Palestinian Authority, and if its position is repeated on the necessity of providing all fair trial guarantees and ensuring the right of the accused to benefit from all means of litigation, including the appeal in cassation, the petition for amnesty, and the non-submission of civilians to military justice, and expressing its fear That the execution of judgments was carried out under the influence of public opinion and not to achieve justice in the abstract sense, it stresses the need to work on the compatibility of Palestinian legislation, and in a manner that achieves the rule of law and justice.

The judicial and executive authorities in Gaza Strip to stop the issuance and implementation of death sentences, since the continued issuance and implementation of death penalty sentences in the Gaza Strip, includes violations of Palestinian laws, especially the Palestinian Basic Law and the Code of Criminal Procedure, and it also violates the obligations of the State of Palestine resulting from its accession to the second protocol annexed to the International Covenant on Rights civil and political abolition of the death penalty.

Calls upon the patriotic community to expedite the end of the state of division and the holding of comprehensive elections to ensure the rebuilding of all the institutions of the Palestinian political system on the basis of partnership, democracy, rule of law and independence of the judiciary in a manner that enhances the elements of resilience and provides a political, economic and social environment that combats all social diseases and crime and enables drawing inspiration from international experiences to combat The crime is in line with international human rights standards and the obligations of the State of Palestine under its ratification of international conventions, in a manner that guarantees restorative criminal justice and redress for victims of crime.

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The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights “ICSPR” organizes a graduation ceremony for researchers in the “Eighth Batch” Human Rights Researcher Program ICSPR

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Date: August 27, 2022

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The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights “ICSPR” organizes a graduation ceremony for researchers in the “Eighth Batch” Human Rights Researcher Program ICSPR

 The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights “ICSPR” organized a graduation ceremony for researchers in the “eighth batch” of the human rights researcher program, consisting of 25 researchers from the Gaza Strip.

The ceremony was opened with the Palestinian national anthem, followed by the reading of Al-Fatihah for the souls of the martyrs, then a short film about the program was shown, then a welcome speech by the researcher Moataz Bahar.

During his speech, he welcomed Dr. Salah Abdel-Aty, head of the international body “Hashd”, thanked the participants and the guests, thanking the trainees for their efforts during the program, and the partner, the Center for Strategic Initiative Palestine – Malaysia, who contributed in providing partial funding for the program. He also thanked the program’s work team and trainers.

Abdel-Aty pointed out that “hashd” and within the human rights researcher program developed various tools and means in order to advance the youth research through a long-term program, which is “Preparation of the Human Rights Researcher”, which is based on three strategic goals,
First, to raise the status of youth in society and enhancing their participation and engagement to face the national and humanitarian challenges represented in defending their rights and the rights of their people.”

Secondly, benefiting from the energy and capabilities of Palestinian youth in monitoring, following up, and keeping abreast of all human rights violations. Over the course of the launch of this program, the participants were able to develop and issue 39 fact sheets, policy papers, position papers and qualitative human rights reports, part of which were translated into English, and were sent to all International human rights organizations and published on “hashd” platforms and the media, and sent to all decision makers concerned with these issues. Young people dealt with the topics of Jerusalem, refugees, prisoners, the siege on the Gaza Strip and forced displacement. They also shed light on all violations of the occupation throughout the year, as well as violations that included The Ministry of the Interior, elections, political transitions, civil peace, high prices and reconstruction, women’s and children’s issues, people with disabilities, women and dozens of other topics and issues.”

Abdel-Aty added: “The third goal is to develop new human rights tools in the legal space, according to a strategy based on qualitative research.

The head of the international body “Hashd” expressed his overwhelming happiness at graduating a group of jurists and researchers, despite all the challenges and obstacles that were overcome by teamwork, calling on decision-makers to listen carefully to the voices, hopes, aspirations and ideas of young people because they have energies that are sufficient if invested. Better industry to come.

In turn, said Dr. Ibrahim Al-Zaim, head of the Strategic Initiative Center Palestine – Malaysia: “We urgently need such models and training projects that hone talents and develop the skills of young people to pursue the many crimes that do not stop at any end.”

During his speech, he added: “We are very happy to cooperate with the international body “Hashd”, so that we can have a share in defending our legitimate national rights,” thanking the authority and its team, and all researchers in the program.
On his part, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ustad spokeman of the trainers in the program, saying: “If a word is necessary, it must be said that “Hashd” is a great institution in all the meaning of the word, and its greatness comes from its activities, and its ability to reach all persons in Palestine and abroad, as it was able to It touched on all topics and issues that our Palestinian people suffer from, as it is a qualitative institution.”

He expressed his happiness that he was one of the team of trainers in the program, where graduates were trained on how to write papers, which began to take a new and different direction and became a new trend in various parts of the world, pointing out that any scientific progress is based on scientific research and this is what it adopted, planned and drawn His international body “crowd”.

He called on the graduates to adopt the culture of scientific research, disseminate it and transfer it to universities, friends and colleagues so that the message would reach decision makers through those papers.

The graduates’ speech was delivered by a. Zarifa Abu Qurra said: “My colleagues and I joined the Law Research Program’s eighth batch, during which we completed research papers that put each of us a scientific imprint in the world of information scrutiny. Facts Let’s put the problem under perspective, where we diagnosed the problem, then prepared solutions, and documented our references, thanking the international organization “Hasd” with all its team, and for the supporters in the Center for Strategic Initiative Palestine – Malaysia, and for all the trainers in the program.

Abu Qura reviewed her experience in joining the “Eighth Batch” Program of the Human Rights Researcher, the challenges she faced during her participation, and how she was able to overcome them.

At the end of the ceremony, certificates were distributed to 25 male and female researchers participating in the “eighth batch” of the human rights researcher program, and the trainers were honored. The team of the international body “Hashd” was honored for their efforts and outstanding performance in facilitating and making this program, which lasted for 8 months, a success.

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333 Human Rights and Civil Networks and Organizations Condemn the closure by the occupying and apartheid state of 7 Palestinian

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333 Human Rights and Civil Networks and Organizations Condemn the closure by the occupying and apartheid state of 7 Palestinian
civil and human rights institutions and threatening its directors And appeals to the free people of the world to support the Palestinian people in their struggle to recover their rights.

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