I am concerned by the recent designation of six Palestinian Human Rights and Humanitarian organizations, by Israel’s Ministry of Defense under the 2016 Anti-Terrorism Law and by the relevant allegations.
These designations add to increasing pressures on civil society organisations across the oPt more broadly and have the potential to seriously undermine their humanitarian, development and human rights work.
In addressing this issue, I am engaging with the Israeli authorities to learn more about the allegations.
Document Sources: Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq, Defence for Children International, Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
Subject: Legal issues, NGOs/Civil Society, Terrorism
Publication Date: 25/10/2021
URL source: https://www.ochaopt.org/content/statement-united-nations-resident-and-humanitarian-coordinator-lynn-hastings-israeli-designation-civil-society