Adalah's Newsletter Volume 64, September 2009


Volume 64, September 2009
Accountability for War Crimes in Gaza
Adalah and partner human rights orgs urge States to support Goldstone Report on Gaza and demand accountability for victims at the UN Human Rights Council


Statement of Palestinian human rights orgs in support of recommendations of UN Fact-Finding Mission on Gaza, effective judicial redress and protection of victims’ rights


Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network calls on EU to support Goldstone Report


Seven human rights organizations present UN Fact-Finding Mission on Gaza, headed by Justice Richard Goldstone, with a grave report into alleged violations of the laws of war





From Plunder to Plunder: Israel and the Property Rights of the Palestinian Refugees
Suhad Bishara, Adalah Attorney and Director of the Land and Planning Unit



Employment Rights

Following lawsuit by Adalah, Sawt el-Amel and Tel Aviv University Human Rights Clinic, Labor Court issues temporary injunction preventing dismissal of Arab railway workers

Education Rights

Adalah petitions Supreme Court demanding the opening of the first high school for Arab Bedouin students in the unrecognized villages in the Naqab as the Education Ministry committed to do in 2007  


Adalah petitions district court demanding that Education Ministry provides personal assistant to disabled Arab Bedouin child during school hours 


Trying to go back to school: Misgav Regional Council in the north and Beer el-Sabe Municipality in the south cancel or place undue barriers on school transport for Arab students 

Prisoners' Rights

Adalah submits appeal to Supreme Court against prohibition on Palestinian Arab prisoner, a citizen of Israel, from marrying Palestinian woman prisoner from the OPT because she has no permit to stay in Israel 


Ofer Prison Administration forces Palestinian women to strip completely naked as a condition to visit their relatives incarcerated at the prison

Land and Planning Rights



Adalah to Supreme Court: Arab owners of land in Lajoun entitled to return of their private property confiscated by the State of Israel in 1953



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