SERIES STUDY (7) 

PALESTINIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists

Partner to the Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme

1996 Human Rights Laureate of the Republic of France

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights is an independent legal agency dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights, respect for the rule of law and the promotion of democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The work of the Palestinian Centre is supported by: Swedish International Commission of Jurists, NOVIB, Ford Foundation, Agir Ensemble Pour le Droits de l’Homme, CAW Social Justice Fund, Christian Aid, Netherlands Commission on Interchurch Aid, DanChurchAid, Canadian Embassy, Grassroots International, Government of Ireland, NOVIB, Open Society Institute, the Resource Centre for Non-Violence, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, Royal Norwegian Embassy.

METHODOLOGY AND TERMS.

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

The Causes,Sequence of Events,The Killing of Civilians  and Medical Personnel,Conclusion

ISRAELI POLICY : THE CAUSES OF THE UNREST

the peace process and signed agreements, new government in Israel, Israeli policies: violating peace agreements, violating human rights, The Closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip,The Postponement of Redeployment from Hebron,The Continued Imprisonment of Palestinian Prisoners in Israel,The Building and Expansion of Jewish Settlements in the Occupied Territories, Changing the Status Quo in Jerusalem,The Tunnel

A RECONSTRUCTION OF EVENTS

kfar darom checkpoint, netsarim junction, erez checkpoint “beit hanoun”, khan younis “gush katif junction and gani tal settlement”, rafah, conclusion

LEGAL EVALUATION OF THE USE OF FORCE

international human rights law,Right to life, The Applicability of Human Rights Law, Self-defence and quelling civil disturbances

THE FOURTH  GENEVA CONVENTIONS AND THE USE OF FORCE DURING OCCUPATION

The applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention, Force Employed by Israeli Military Against Civilians, Wilful killing and wilfully causing serious injury, Extensive destruction to property, Children, Medical Personnel, Firing at Journalists, Statistics of Deaths and Injuries, Engagement Between Palestinian Police Officers and Israeli Soldiers, Armed Force Employed by Israeli Settlers Against Palestinians, Responsibility for Grave Breaches, Rules of Engagement in the Interim Agreements

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