Israeli crackdown on Palestinian CSOs, including Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees
18 Aug 2022
Rights at stake and state’s obligations
The actor of the backlash
The form of backlash
On 18 August, Israeli forces raided and closed seven Palestinian organisations, including the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC), in a continuation of the crackdown against Palestinian civil society. UPWC was among the six Palestinian CSOs designated as ‘terrorist organisations’ in October 2021.
see EuroMed Rights, FIDH
Initiatives to support: Statement by EuroMed Rights; Statement by FIDH; Statement by UN; Statement by UN experts; Joint statement by over 150 organisations