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US federal probe shows abuse, deaths in Indigenous boarding schools and other stories

Today we look at the US federal inquiry into Indigenous boarding schools, the murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and more

Shireen Abu Akleh killing Israel forced to withdraw claim that journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Palestinian fighters 

Journalists, media groups, and human right organizations from across the world are demanding accountability and justice for the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and accusing Israel of attempting a whitewash investigation 

Palestinian Bedouin villages evictions Israel’s highest court allows evictions in Palestinian Bedouin villages in occupied West Bank

The evictions will reportedly affect over 1,300 Palestinians in a dozen villages in the area. Some people have stated that that number could be as high as 2,400, making it the largest Israeli expulsion of Palestinians since 1967

Israeli apartheid in Palestine UN special rapporteur on human rights calls Israel an apartheid state

The report prepared by Michael Lynk adds to the growing consensus in the international community equating Israel’s discriminatory policies in the occupied Palestinian territories to apartheid 

Over 200 academics from across Latin America call for boycott of Israel 

Calling Israel an apartheid state, academics from over 15 countries in the Latin American region demanded that their governments and institutions end all collaboration with the government and institutions of Israel

Israeli officer involved in killing of autistic Palestinian man brought to trial

The accused officer faces the watered down charge of “reckless manslaughter”, despite the victim’s family as well as several politicians calling for the accused to face the more serious charge of murder

Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes Palestinians protest Israeli plans to demolish their houses

Residents of the Palestinian locality of Jabal al-Mukaber in occupied East Jerusalem have warned the Israeli municipality to desist from any attempt to demolish their houses after it served notices for the same 

Palestinian Great march of return protests Killings during Great March of Return protests in Gaza whitewashed by Israel, report reveals

The report reveals “how Israel worked to whitewash the truth and protect the political and military officials responsible, instead of taking action against the individuals who devised and implemented the unlawful open-fire policy, which resulted in the killing of more than 200 Palestinians”

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians 451 Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians since early 2020, says new B’Tselem report

The Israeli human rights group said that these settler attacks are used as a “major informal tool” by the state of Israel to displace Palestinians in order to confiscate and annex their lands

Best-selling Irish writer Sally Rooney joins BDS campaign

Rooney rejected an Israeli publisher’s offer to release a Hebrew version of her book. The publishing house in question, Modan, is well known for its ties to the Israel military

Ban Ki Moon criticizes Israel Former UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon calls Israeli policies in occupied territories apartheid

Moon joins a growing international group of leaders and organizations that demand the recognition of the asymmetry between Israel and Palestine and an end to Israeli impunity and human right violations in the occupied Palestinian territories

ICC investigation Palestine Academics urge ICC to not rely on Israeli investigations while probing war crimes in Palestine

The letter asks the ICC to work with Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups to gather evidence and documentation for its war crimes investigation in Palestine

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