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ItemBeyond occupation. A NGO perspective : apartheid, settler colonialism and ethnic cleansing in the OPT.( 2016) Muston, Carlotta ; Al - Botmeh, ReemThis report is the outcome of the period spent as an intern at the Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign. Based on the activities undertaken throughout the internship, this report shows evidence of how the policies implemented by Israel in the OPTs urgently need to be internationally recognised as enforcement of Apartheid, Settler Colonialism and Ethnic Cleansing. The analysis provided will insist that the framework of Occupation is not enough to understand the reality of the OPTs. The focus on the cluster of policies implemented by Israel, shall describe the systematic institutionalisation of an oppressive regime aimed to seize the land, while pushing Palestinians in Ghettos and Bantustans. International Law provides notions that suite and can be applied to the case of the OPT. The failure by the International Community to recognise and embrace such framework undermines the strength of the International Community, favouring political reasons over Human Rights’ ones. If the International Community, will not take a stand against Israel’s conduct, Area C of the OPTs will soon be annexed by Israel, while confining Palestinians in Area A and B of the OPTs.
ItemMedia freedom in Israel and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories : a legal framework( 2016) Maroni, Ilaria ; Al - Botmeh, ReemEstablished in 2006, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) is engaged in defending the rights of journalists and protecting freedom of expression in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). As a result of a two-month internship, this report will first describe the conferences that MADA joined and offer some criticism on the work and impact of most NGOs in Palestine. The second part will provide with the relevant legal framework for freedom of expression in Israel and in the OPT. After presenting the findings of Freedom House and Reporters Sans Frontiers, the report will examine the set of national and international obligations that are binding on the Israeli government and Occupation Forces and on the Palestinian Authority. MADA’s monitoring activity shows that abuses against journalists have increased significantly in the past year, despite the signing of international human rights treaties by Palestinian President Abbas. Violations perpetrated by the Israeli Forces have also expanded since the start of a new wave of struggle in the OPT in October 2015. The report will finally take into consideration a few case studies that prove how media outlets are often perceived as a threat and restrained both by Israel and the PA.