Amnesty International, USA, Nov 4, 2019.
A lot has been happening on-the-ground in Israel, the OPT/Palestine. Below are the latest updates on actions and statements issued by Amnesty International.
ACTION: Ayman Nasser: On September 11, 2019, the Israeli Ofer Military Court in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) approved the renewal of Ayman Nasser’s administrative detention for a further four months. See Amnesty’s Urgent Action here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde15/1076/2019/en/.
Amnesty International’s staffer targeted for harassment: Laith Abu Zeyad. See the Amnesty International statement here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/10/israel-opt-amnesty-staff-member-faces-punitive-travel-ban-for-human-rights-work/.
See the Amnesty statement about the IDF raid on the Addameer (the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association) offices here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/israel-ramps-up-assault-on-civil-society-with-chilling-raid-on-palestinian-ngo-addameer/.
Whatsapp announced on October 20 that Israeli spyware manufacturer, NSO Group, has used a Whatsapp vulnerability to target approximately 1400 individuals from 20 countries around the world. Information has surfaced that around 100 of these targets are HRDs. Amnesty is supporting a legal case in Tel Aviv District Court. See press release here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/10/whatsapp-scores-of-activists-targeted-with-spyware/.
Amnesty issued a statement when armed Israeli guards shot dead a Palestinian woman after she allegedly pulled out a knife at the Qalandiya military checkpoint between Ramallah and East Jerusalem in September. See Amnesty's statement here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/israel-opt-israeli-forces-killing-of-palestinian-woman-at-checkpoint-underscores-need-for-international-justice/.
Amnesty issued press release condemning state-sanctioned torture - Samir Arbeed. See the press release here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/israel-opt-legally-sanctioned-torture-of-palestinian-detainee-left-him-in-critical-condition/.
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