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Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

Addressing human rights abuses in the Palestinian Territory

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Project Data Last Updated: 14/01/2020

IATI Identifier: GB-CHC-285776-ISR010


There is a consistent abuse of human rights in the Palestinian territory by Israeli authorities, military and civilians. Although these abuses are against both international law and Israeli law, the system of impunity that operates allows the perpetrators to continue their acts of violence and land grab. These actions directly harm Palestinians in the West Bank but also affect the Israeli public as they create obstacles to peace. Yesh Din (Hebrew for “There is a law”) does not propose a political solution to the larger problem of the occupation. Up to 2016 they worked to promote structural change through the law and legal systems, urging Israel to uphold its responsibilities to safeguard the rights of Palestinians living in the occupied territory. Their programmes worked, and will continue to work across three areas: Law Enforcement on Israeli Civilians in the West Bank (“settler violence”); Access to Land; and Accountability of Israeli Security Forces Personnel. Under a new strategic plan, Yesh Din will continue from 2017 onwards to challenge specific abuses through legal action, but place more emphasis on exposing the systemic failure of Israeli authorities to uphold their legal responsibilities to the Palestinians.

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  • Yesh Din

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