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Through JLAC’s Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Salfit offices and mobile legal clinics throughout the northern West Bank, great strides are being taken towards reducing the suffering and improving the lives of victims of human rights violations. The cases and consultancies provided by JLAC range in thematic area (from orders of house demolition issued by Israeli authorities to political arrests undertaken by the PA), but all fundamentally seek to empower poor and marginalized individuals and communities with the necessary legal aid and direction to combat and overcome breaches...
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PHROC letter to the Secretary of State John Kerry
PHROC: Position Paper on the Return to Direct Negotiations with Israel under US Auspices
Joint Open Letter to the Dutch Foreign Minister regarding the Israeli-­‐Dutch Cooperation Forum
PHROC welcomes the EU’s Adherence to International Law
مركز القدس يشارك في التوقيع على بيان يندد بأعمال العُنف في سوريا، ويطالب ب إيقاف نزيف الدم في الشوارع السورية....
Joint Statement of the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council the Death of Prisoner Maysra Abu Hamdiya
The Israeli Knesset Committee Plans to Extend its Jurisdiction to Include the Occupied Territories The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center Considers this a Step towards Annexation
The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) considered the decision, made by the Committee of the Israeli Knesset in its meeting convened on July 30, 2014, serious and alarming, by which (all permanent Knesset committees are authorized to discuss matters, each according to its jurisdiction and in compliance with Article 100 of the Knesset bylaws and legal precedents. Such matters shall include cases related to the areas of “Judea and Samaria”, enabling the committees of the Knesset to call for all relevant bodies “administrative bodies”, including the army and security apparatus operating in the areas of “Judea and Samaria” as well as taking any action deemed appropriate within rules pertaining to compulsory attendance and delivery of information).
JLAC perceived this decision as a political step which implies legal dimensions and made within the policy of imposing a fait accompli practiced by the Israeli government and its occupying authorities towards the realization of de facto annexation of large parts of the Palestinian territories
Forced Transfer of Bedouins for the Implementation of the E1 Settlement Plan
Israel looks to the presence of Bedouins in the West Bank as an obstacle for the implementation of the E1 Master Plan, which aims to expand and connect settlements in the Jerusalem periphery (towards Jericho) with greater Jerusalem. To be implemented, such will involve the relocation of Bedouin communities residing in this vicinity to designated areas resembling reservations.

Indeed, all Bedouins in the vicinity of Jerusalem (and even in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea area) are under constant threat of forced and collective transfer and the destruction of their ancient lifestyle, some of them faced transfer several times. In turn, the lives of nearly 12 thousand people, of which more than half are children, may be affected.
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