Jewish Voice for Peace condemns the Israeli government’s latest attack on human rights organizations
Jewish Voice for Peace is outraged by and condemns the Israeli government’s attacks on Palestinian human rights organizations and stands in solidarity with the targeted groups.
On August 18, 2022, the Israeli army attacked the offices of seven prominent Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations, including Defense for Children International Palestine, Al-Haq, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees. The army stole client files about victims of Israeli violence, the personal possessions of human rights workers, and welded the doors shut with iron plates.
JVP executive director, Stefanie Fox said: “This egregious attack by the Israeli government on human rights defenders is the latest in decades of attacks on Palestinian civil society. Silencing and intimidating human rights organizations is a classic tactic of states trying to avoid accountability for their war crimes. We stand with, and will continue to work alongside, the brave groups that are working to support Palestinians and expose Israeli apartheid.”
The Israeli government is attempting to silence some of the leading human rights organizations in Palestine that have successfully documented countless Israeli human rights violations and awr crimes, from torture in Israeli prisons, to illegal home demolitions, to extreme settler violence. Silencing human rights organizations will put millions of Palestinians in even more danger.
We stand in solidarity with these organizations.