UN Special Rapporteur Falk’s Statement on Bedouin Displacement

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Bedouins, Ethnic displacement, Human Rights, Itay Epshtain, Richard Falk, UN.

On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Prof. Richard Falk, called urgent attention to the plight of the Palestinian Bedouin of the occupied West Bank. “The recent unprecedented pressure by Israeli authorities and settlers to expel… Read more »

Jordan Valley Sustains Demolitions, 52 Remain Homeless

Posted , by & filed under Advocacy, Area C, Demolitions, displacement, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Jordan Valley, Richard Falk.

This passing week saw nine homes and six animal pans demolished and 52 people displaced in the Jordan Valley villages of Fasayil al-Wusta and al-Jiftlik.   On Tuesday March 13th five homes and six animal pans were demolished at Fasayil al-Wusta, displacing 30 people, including 20 children. This is the third time in recent months that… Read more »

UN Special Rapporteur Condemns Israel of De-Facto Annexation of the West Bank

Posted , by & filed under Annexation of area C, beit arabiya, Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Richard Falk, Settlements.

Concluding a ten day visit to the region yesterday (Monday, February 20th), United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Prof. Richard Falk stated that “the information I received paints a picture of increasing efforts by Israel to deny Palestinians their right of self-determination. Ever-increasing and expanding Israeli settlements; ever-increasing confiscation of Palestinian land;… Read more »

Human Rights Council Addresses Prolonged Occupation

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Ethnic displacement, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council.

The UN Human Rights Council yesterday morning (July 2nd 2012) held a dialogue with Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on OPT. Prof. Falk, introducing his reports main recommendation that the Human Rights Council should commission a study on the adequacy of international humanitarian law to cover situations of prolonged occupation and provide Israel and the international… Read more »