The webinar will focus on Area C, specifically in light of suppression of civic space and within the framework of ongoing de-facto annexation.
Al-Haq recently published “Deprived of a Voice: An Investigation into Shrinking Space in Area C“.
The report examines the daily harassment of human rights defenders by the Israeli Occupying Force (IOF) and Israeli settlers from illegal settlements in Area C. In doing so, the report examines how human rights defenders, including human rights field workers, journalists, medical personnel and volunteers, are targeted and silenced in Area C, in an attempt by Israel to shrink Palestinian space for critical human rights work. During the webinar the report will be discussed and be looked at within the framework of ongoing de-facto annexation. Furthermore, efforts by Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations to counter this trend and how international actors can contribute to this will be elaborated on.