June 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry on Sunday met with ministers of the new Palestinian unity government in the Gaza Strip. Serry's UN envoy are the first international officials to meet with the new unity government, announced by Palestinian President Mahmoud ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A Cairo court ruled on Tuesday that the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is a terrorist organization and banned all activities by the group in Egypt. The ruling was based on connections between Hamas, the Islamist ruling party of Palestine, with the Muslim Brotherhood, a similar Egyptian ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by G. Redd
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday called on Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip to halt all executions, especially those of child offenders. HRW is especially concerned with the specific case of Hani Abu Aliyan, an adult prisoner sentenced to death for the murder of a peer while he was a minor. ...[read more]
August 15, 2013
by G. Redd
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged Hamas to halt all executions in the Gaza strip. According to the UN, the attorney general in Gaza announced that those executions stayed for Ramadan would recommence at the end of the Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Pillay objected to ...[read more]
January 25, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 25, 2006, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the US government for denying Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan entry into the US under the Patriot Act's ideological exclusion provision. Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood's founder Hassan al- ...[read more]
December 7, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) of war crimes after a November aerial bombing raid killed 12 civilians in Gaza. According to HRW, the IDF planned and authorized the attack in pursuit of Mohamed Jamal al-Dalu, a suspected Hamas "terror operative" and low- ...[read more]
December 1, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Laurie Blank of the Emory University School of Law says that more attention should be focused on the care taken by the Israel Defense Forces in its recent military actions in Gaza to protect civilian lives, in sharp contrast to the indiscriminate attacks performed by ...[read more]
November 17, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi announced Saturday that peace talks are progressing toward a ceasefire in the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Southern Israel. Mursi invited the Quatari emir, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to Cairo for ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Keith Herting
The Hamas criminal justice system is rife with human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday. The report, entitled "Abusive System: Criminal Justice in Gaza," claims that under Hamas rule, people in the Gaza Strip are subject to numerous rights violations including warrantless ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 26, 2011, Israel issued a warning to international media sources, threatening both deportation and a 10 year ban from the country for any journalist caught on board any aid flotillas bound for the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip has been under a naval blockade since 2007, when Hamas, designated ...[read more]

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