Tag Archive for Human Rights Watch

HRW: Facebook judges Hamas and PFLP unfairly, censors Palestinian posts

Human Rights Watch claims Facebook wrongly censors Palestinian posts on ‘Israeli human rights abuses’ and its unfair designation of Hamas and PFLP as “dangerous organizations”, is a serious threat to free expression.



Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed on Friday that Facebook wrongfully removed content by Palestinian activists about Palestine and Israeli human rights violations during Operation Guardians of the Wall in May.

HRW, the New York-based NGO, also claimed that Facebook’s reliance on the United States’ Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) list for designating organizations as “dangerous” is a threat to free expression as it prohibits Palestinian leaders from using Facebook. Continue Reading »

‘And… you’re out!’ – Human Rights Watch director deported from Israel

Regional director of Human Rights Watch, Omar Shakir, vows to continue fighting Israel’s “systematic repression and institutional discrimination”…but, not from the Jewish State, having exhausted all his court options.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The regional director of Human Rights Watch in Israel has vowed that he will retain his position and continue to manage the HRW branch in Israel even after his planned deportation Monday.

Omar Shakir, who has led HRW’s operations in Israel since October 2016, is set to be expelled from the Jewish state Monday, over his support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Israel’s supreme court supports government decision to expel Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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Israel Supreme Court agrees: Human Rights Watch official must leave Israel

Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and the Palestinian territories fails in his attempt before the Israeli Supreme Court to force Israel’s government to allow him to remain in Israel even after his entry visa expires.



Israel’s supreme court on Tuesday upheld a government decision to expel Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and the Palestinian territories.

After about a year of orders and court proceedings, it is now up to the government whether to follow through and deport Shakir, a US citizen, who brands the move a bid by Israel to silence and delegitimize critics of its treatment of the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

World leaders support Palestinian police-state despite arbitrary arrests, torture

VIDEO REPORT: Except Trump, world leaders support and defend the kleptocratic Palestinian heads, finance the corrupt and brutal police-state governments in both Gaza and the West Bank, and remain silent as hundreds of arbitrary arrests and torture are regularly used to crush dissent.

By Human Rights Watch, agencies, Israel and Stuff


A 2 year investigation by Human Rights Watch into patterns of arrest & improper detention conditions of 86 cases in the West Bank and Gaza, show that the Palestinian governments in both of the authorities routinely arrest those whose peaceful speech offends them and torture those in their custody. Continue Reading »

Human Rights Watch: World should stop financing a Palestinian “Police State”

HRW director details his two years of documenting arbitrary arrests & torture which has been “systematic” under Palestinian rule for decades, while the West continues to finance it, ignoring the horrible transgressions by the Fatah & Hamas kleptocrats, to focus rather on the Jewish State.

By Israel Today Staff


More often than not, allegations of Israeli abuse take up all the headlines, leaving little room (or desire) to report on the verifiable abuses being perpetrated against the Palestinians by their own governments.

And, according to a scathing report produced by Human Rights Watch, those abuses are “systematic.”

The report labeled both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas regime in Gaza as “police states,” and wondered why Western governments that purport to oppose such things continue to send so much of their taxpayers’ money to the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

Western nations boycott UNHRC’s anti-Israel ‘Agenda Item 7’


Pakistan’s Deputy Representative requested Western nations participate in the anti-Israel Agenda Item 7, noting their absence undermines the credibility of the council.


Western states on Monday boycotted the Agenda 7 debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, in which over 35 countries attacked Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

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