Israel: Statement of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable in solidarity with Al-Haq & Palestinian organisations designated 'terrorist'
"ICAR Stands Behind Al-Haq and Condemns the Israeli Government’s Attack on Palestinian Civil Society", 2 November 2021
On October 19, 2021, the government of Israel falsely designated Al-Haq (and five other Palestinian human rights groups) as a terrorist organization under Israel’s draconian 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law, effectively criminalizing Al-Haq’s critical work advancing human rights. This is an appalling escalation of the government’s ongoing repression of Palestinian civil society. Al-Haq is a trusted member of ICAR dedicated to the protection of human rights and we unequivocally denounce this baseless designation...
We demand the government of Israel immediately revoke its unfounded designation of Al-Haq as a terrorist organization and cease its attack on Palestinian civil society and the human rights community. We also urge the Israeli government to revoke its 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law, which is incompatible with basic human rights standards. We call on the Biden administration to ... issue a public statement... Finally, we urge Congress to pass the House Resolution to condemn the Israeli government’s criminalization of Palestinian rights organizations (H.Res. 751).
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