Adalah's Newsletter Volume 11, March 2005


Volume 11, March 2005
Following Adalah's Petition, Supreme Court (SCt) Orders Israel Prison Service to Explain Decision to Prevent Physical Contact between Political Prisoners and their Children
Adalah Petitions SCt to Order Army to Give Family of Meteb al-Nebari Summary Report Regarding the Circumstances of his Killing
Featured Case
On Gender and Nationality in Education: Petition to SCt to Establish High School for Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Naqab
By Salim Abu-Medeghem, Adalah's Naqab Field Researcher

Articles for Yum El-Ard (Land Day)
On Class and Nationality in Housing Rights
By Suhad Bishara, Adalah Attorney
The Policy of Settlement and "Spatial Judaization” in the Naqab
By Hana Hamdan, Adalah Urban and Regional Planner
Criminal Justice
Mahash Request to Exhume Body of Asil Asleh, Killed by Police in October 2000, was Made in Bad Faith and Harms the Dignity of the Deceased and his Family
Adalah to Transport Minister: Cancel Regulation which Authorizes General Security Service to Prevent Citizens of Israel from Obtaining Driving Licenses
Religious Rights
Beer el-Sabe Municipality Rejects SCt's Suggestion to Open Big Mosque as an Islamic Cultural Center and Demands it be Converted into a Museum
International Advocacy
Intervention before the UN Commission on Human Rights Regarding the Ban on Family Unification Law - FIDH, Al Haq, and Adalah
Intervention before the UN Commission on Human Rights Regarding the Policy of the Jewish National Fund - Habitat International Coalition and Adalah

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Opening Remarks
30 March 2005 is the 29th anniversary of Yum El-Ard (Land Day), one of the most significant days for Arab citizens of Israel as a homeland minority. Land confiscation is a primary constituent of national identity for homeland minorities around the world. As a result of the just struggle of these groups, and in order to achieve equality through distributive justice, many states have given restitution, including compens- ation for the tort of land confiscation as well as the return of the land itself. Where this is impossible, there is a need to find alternative, negotiated solutions. The history of arbitrary land confiscation by Israel against Arab citizens mandates the application of the principle of restitution for: Arab citizens displaced from their villages in 1948 and thereafter; Islamic Waqf land confiscated under the Absentees' Property Law; Arab citizens whose private land was confiscated under arbitrary laws; and unrecogni- zed villages and individual Arab citizens with land ownership claims in the Naqab.
Sharif Hamadeh, Adalah, interviews Fr. Shehadeh Shehadeh on the first Yum El-Ard Protest
Anne Massagee, Al Haq: Property Destruction as Collective Punishment in the OPTs
New Report
Euro-Med Human Rights Network: Justice in South-East Mediterran- ean Region
Study Day Invitation
The Working Group on the Status of Palestinian Women Citizens of Israel, Saturday, 9.04.05, Shafa'amr. In Arabic / Hebrew
The Program in English

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