Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ISRAEL & OPT: Updates and Press Releases

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:

Amnesty International’s staffer targeted for harassment:  Laith Abu Zeyad.  See the Amnesty International statement here: 

See the Amnesty statement about the IDF raid on the Addameer (the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association) offices here:

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:

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:

Amnesty issued press release condemning state-sanctioned torture - Samir Arbeed.  See the press release here:

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