Israeli Law Silences and Punishes Critics and Human Rights Workers

May 8, 2019

...Three U.N. special rapporteurs called on Israel to reverse its deportation decision. The Israeli rights groups Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the New Israel Fund and B’Tselem; the Palestinian organizations Al-HaqAl-Mezan and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights; U.S.-based groups, including the American Friends Service CommitteeAmnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Middle East Studies Association; and a group of Rhodes Scholars and T’ruah Rabbishave also criticized the deportation order.

Shakir and Human Rights Watch appealed the deportation, and on May 2, Israel’s High Court of Justice delayed his deportation for seven days to allow the Interior Ministry time to respond to the appeal. ...

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May 8, 2019