Provocation to Kill: The Use of Force as a Response to Provoked Stone-Throwing
This case study examines the events of 24 April 2003, as well as preceding incidents during which the Israeli military utilized lethal force against Palestinian stone-throwers in the village of Qarawa. With several affidavidts given by eye-witnesses, the report provides detailed accounts of the shootings and killings of the Palestinian villagers by the occupying army. The report also includes legal analysis based on international law applicable to a belligerent occupying force, and calls for both Israel and the international community to fulfill their legal obligations.
Beaten to Death: Umran Abu Hamdieh
This case study examines the events of 30 December 2002, during which 17-year-old Umran Abu Hamdieh was beaten to death by Israeli Border Police. With accounts given by eye-witnesses, the report outlines the case with respect to international human rights and humanitarian law. The report seeks to confirm that the willful beating and killing of this Palestinian minor is merely part and parcel of routine practices which demonstrate the behaviour of Israeli occupying forces towards the Palestinian people.
Unlawful Killing: The Assassination of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories by the Israeli Occupying Forces
Israel’s Raid on Arab Banks in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: A Legal Analysis
On 25 February 2004, Israeli police, Internal Security Agency (Shabak) officers and Border Police raided branches of the Jordan-based Arab Bank and the Cairo Amman Bank in the West Bank town of Ramallah, seizing in cash from the bank vaults more than NIS 35 million (the equivalent of US$ 7 million). The sum corresponded to the amount of money held in over 200 accounts belonging to individuals, charities and non-governmental organisations. This report analyses the bank raid in light of international law, as well as bilateral agreements between Israel and Palestine.
Legitimising the Illegitimate? The Israeli High Court of Justice and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
This short study seeks to tackle broadly the issues and concerns facing all those charged with legally protecting the rights of Palestinians. First, it outlines both the legal landscape of the OPT in which the HCJ operates and the international legal standards applicable to the OPT. It then surveys the nature and effect of some of the Court’s jurisprudence throughout the period of the occupation under a series of headings, before focusing specifically on some important decisions that have been handed down since Al-Haq’s last study of the Court was published in 2004.