MADA: Violations against journalists continued in May, including the near fatal injury of Mohamed Othman
Violations against journalists continued in May, with the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitoring 12 violations last month. The most serious of the reported incidences was the near fatal shooting of Mohamed Othman in Gaza, who was hit with live rounds fired by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in his chest and right hand.
 
جمعية رفيق الدرب وحملاتها التوعية
Rafiq Al-Darb association had a workshop on Thursday 19-5-2011. This workshop addressed parents of people with special needs and the trainer Mahran Al-Taweel from YMCA lectured the parents in this workshop and provide them with some strategies they should follow to deal with people with special needs in order to make them feel better about their selves, feel active in society and impact them positively. Members of Jemima organization and Health Work Committees participated in supporting our case.
 
 
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme Strongly Condemns the Murder of the Italian Activist VITTORIO ARRIGONI
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) strongly condemns the murder of the Italian human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni who was murdered on Friday 15th of April 2011 in Gaza City. GCMHP calls on the government in Gaza to find the criminals and bring them to justice. GCMHP expresses its deep concern over any attack on international activists and friends of the Palestinian people.
 
 
TRC in Corporation with “Hurriyat” conclude the annual National Conference in commemoration of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
Over 300 participants attended the national conference that was organized by TRC and Hurriyat in commemoration of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day “17th of April”. The conference was held in the Best Eastern Hotel’s main hall in Al-Bireh city on the 12th of April 2011. The event is organized within the frame of a 3-year EC co-funded project titled “Sustaining and enhancing comprehensive service delivery for Victims of Torture” in the West Bank”. The European Union is contributing 80% of the project’s budget of an amount of 1,200,000 Euros.
 
 
EU delegation visits TRC
The Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC) has received on April 14 Ms. Estelle Kadouch, Human Rights Programme Manager, and Mr. Fadi Raad, Financial and Contractual Officer at the European Union representative office. The first meeting was to welcome the delegation during which the human rights status in the Palestinian Territory and the center’s various programmes were discussed.
 
 
Al Mezan Condemns IOF Killing of Children in Gaza and Calls for International Protection of Civilians
 
 
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme Received a Delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme received a delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) including; Mr. Giancarlo Depicciotto, head of SDC office in Jerusalem and coordinator of GCMHP consortium of donors, and Mr. Mazen Shaqoura, head of the SDC office in Gaza Strip. The delegation met with the GCMHP general administration and President, Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj in the Programme’s headquarters in Gaza.
 
 
SHAMS: "Facilitating movement” on the occasion of Christmas is a desperate attempt to beautify the ugly face of occupation
Restrictions imposed by Israel on the freedom of movement and freedom to practice religious rites in the occupied Palestinian territories are in violation of international laws and conventions
 
Caricature exhibition entitled (Comic lines) in Gaza With participation of Arab and foreign cartoonists
 
 
MADA center calls for respecting freedom of expression in oPt
While the humanity will celebrate tomorrow, 10 December, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is an important asset to all human societies, which a lot of them are implementing most of its articles, the Palestinian people still suffers from the yoke of the last occupation on the planet since 1967. The Palestinian’s human rights are violated every day, especially by the Israeli occupation forces and settlers; also the Palestinian internal divide has led to further deterioration of the human rights situation in West Bank and Gaza since mid-2007.

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