Protect Palestinian human rights defenders

To: Secretary of State John Kerry

 

CC: Mr. Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary 

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 

US Department of State  

 

Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary 

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs  

US Department of State

 

Dear Secretary Kerry,

We call on the US State Department to make a public statement upholding the rights of peaceful Palestinian and Israeli human rights defenders in accordance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Defenders.

Recent threats against Palestinian and Israeli human rights defenders have included such things as:

These are not empty threats: there was an arson attack on the home of a key Palestinian witness in last year's Duma arson attack case, which killed a Palestinian mother and father and their 18-month old son.

The safety of witnesses, whistleblowers, and nonviolent activists must be protected, as well as the right to freedom of expression and peaceful protest. Because Israel is the top recipient of US military assistance–– $3.1 billion dollars annually approved by the State Department–– it is incumbent upon the State Department to closely monitor and respond to the human rights situation in Israel/Palestine.

To this aim we call on the US State Department to make clear to its counterparts in Israel, in a written public statement, that the Obama Administration expects the Israeli government to preserve the safety and uphold the rights of Palestinian and Israeli human rights defenders. Incitement to violence against human rights defenders must not be countenanced, whether coming from Israeli government officials or lawless right-wing settlers.

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  • Charles Mackie
    signed 2016-09-07 17:08:13 -0400
  • Penny Neiman
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  • Penny Neiman
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  • Penny Neiman
    signed 2016-09-03 23:23:58 -0400
  • Marlena Santoyo
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  • Marlena Santoyo
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  • Brenda Denno
    signed 2016-09-01 17:25:01 -0400
  • Jack C
    signed 2016-08-28 21:21:30 -0400
  • Roberto Medeiros
    signed 2016-08-28 13:24:55 -0400
  • Najet Ayachi
    signed 2016-08-22 16:25:21 -0400
    The WHOLE world understands the truth. Why do we continue to play DUMB?

    I resent the fact that my tax dollars go to suppress the Palestinians. How do you sleep at night?
  • Munir
    signed 2016-08-16 22:13:15 -0400
  • Andrew Emenike
    signed 2016-08-12 15:44:51 -0400
  • Jocelyn Sophia
    signed 2016-08-06 13:10:35 -0400
    Remember God Knows about all of us. We all will die someday (but I don’t try to hurt anyone, it is just an observation on my part), and after we die, God Will resurrect all of us and give us what God Reckons we deserve. Please help the unjustly treated.
  • Al Mayberry
    signed 2016-08-06 00:11:23 -0400
  • leah
    signed 2016-08-05 17:38:32 -0400
  • Aydah Jaber
    signed 2016-08-04 21:05:28 -0400
  • Jocelyn Sophia
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-30 21:36:10 -0400
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  • Jocelyn Poesnecker
    signed 2016-07-30 21:35:49 -0400
  • Tony Theil
    signed 2016-07-30 14:42:49 -0400
    This human rights issue certainly needs media attention and not getting any.
  • Niyat Ogbazghi
    signed 2016-07-27 14:37:53 -0400
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    signed 2016-07-26 17:18:23 -0400
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  • Alex Kaplan
    signed 2016-07-23 07:14:25 -0400
  • Becki
    signed 2016-07-20 15:44:37 -0400
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
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  • Ashley Golubski
    signed 2016-07-19 20:03:02 -0400
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