Three resources: Why the flotilla attack was unjustifiable, and how the underlying seige is illegal

August 22, 2010
By fpsc

Three important resources for activists, attorneys, and students: The IADL / NLG IC White Paper, the NLG Gaza Delegation Final Report, video of the Gaza Delegation report to the 2009 Guild convention.
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DCI-Palestine monthly bulletin on detention of children

August 16, 2010
By fpsc

DCI-Palestine has just released the Detention Bulletin for July 2010 – http://www.dci-pal.org/English/Doc/dbulletin/Issue_07.pdf Some points to note are: ·         In July, the total number of Palestinian children in Israeli detention was 284 – the trend is down and this represents a 2% reduction since June. ·         Three case summaries documenting ill-treatment: o   K.S. (16) –...
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PCHR statement on continuing Goldstone process: Aug. 15, 2010

August 16, 2010
By fpsc

The committee of experts, mandated in A/HRC/Res/13/9 to analyze the effectiveness of domestic investigations into alleged crimes, was in Gaza. The director and legal director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights briefed the committee and called for an end to impunity.
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Daniel Machover’s op-ed in The Times (UK)

August 16, 2010
By fpsc

An embargo on adequate food and medical aid can never be lawful. As the boarding of the Mavi Marmara by Israeli forces was unlawful, those on board had the right to defend themselves, subject to the constraints of Turkish criminal law. Any force used by Israeli commandos may be judged as unlawful, let alone...
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Legal Analysis of Flotilla Attack by Dr. Ben Saul

August 16, 2010
By fpsc

Israel's response to the Gaza flotilla is another unfortunate example of Israel clothing its conduct in the language of international law while flouting it in practice. If you believe Israeli government spokesmen, Israel is metabolically incapable of violating international law, placing it alongside Saddam Hussein's Information Minister in self-awareness.
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Israeli-American Lawyer’s Haaretz op-ed

August 16, 2010
By fpsc

The tragic fate of the Freedom Flotilla impels the UN and Western international relief organizations to live up to their humanitarian mandates and do all that is necessary to come to the aid of the besieged people of the Gaza Strip. Allegra Pacheco, a long-time NLG member before moving to Israel/Palestine, is an American-Israeli lawyer...
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