Adalah's Newsletter Volume 66, November 2009


Volume 66, November 2009
The Unrecognized Villages in the Naqab
  Health Ministry closes three “mother and child” clinics serving 15,000 Bedouin in the Naqab (Negev); infant mortality rate in the unrecognized villages is highest in Israel at 14.7 per 10,000 live births
New law deprives 25,000 Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel of the right to vote in local elections in the Naqab; Adalah to petition Supreme Court to cancel the law

The Rights to Life and Health – The OPT

Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) and Al Mezan demand cancellation of directives preventing Magen David Adom ambulances from entering Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem without police escort

    Prohibiting Contact with Enemy Aliens: The Case of the Palestinians in Israel
Haneen Naamnih, Adalah Attorney
    Defend Rights as well as Sites: Israel's Attempt to Evacuate and Destroy an Arab Bedouin Village in the Naqab
Alaa Mahajna, Adalah Attorney
Criminalization of Political Activity

Attorney General's indictment of Arab MK Muhammed Barakeh is baseless and seeks only to criminalize his political activity

Prisoners’ Rights
Adalah, PHR-I and Haifa University’s Prisoners’ Rights Clinic: Despite state claims, the conditions of prisoner transport in "posta" vehicles are inhuman and degrading

Accountability for War Crimes in Gaza – The Goldstone Report


Following the Goldstone Report: Adalah, Al Mezan and Al Haq Submit New Complaints and Demands to Israel for Criminal Investigations into Suspected War Crimes in Gaza

  Adalah demands implementation of Goldstone’s recommendation to conduct an independent inquiry into suppression of protest by Arab citizens against the military offensive on Gaza
  UN General Assembly Resolution on Goldstone report
  The vote on the UN General Assembly Resolution


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