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  • Does slavery have a future? The ISIS challenge through Jewish lens

    October 22, 2014 | 4:07 pm

    Human Rights Watch recounts the journey from slavery to freedom of Rewshe, a Yazidi teenager from the Iraqi village of Sinjar, who was among 200 women and girls carried to Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital in Syria. There, she was auctioned off for $1,000 but escaped before her...

  • Human Rights Watch: Shooting of Palestinian teens is Israeli war crime

    June 9, 2014 | 10:27 am

    Human Rights Watch labeled the shooting deaths of two Palestinian teenagers by Israeli soldiers during a West Bank protest an Israeli war crime.

    In a report titled “Killing of Children Apparent War Crime” published Monday, the human rights group said the soldiers used live...

  • Islamist Hamas in Gaza set to execute child offender

    August 21, 2013 | 9:33 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Hani Abu Aliyan, 28, has been convicted of two separate murders in the Gaza Strip. In the first case, he was only 14-years old in 2000 when he allegedly sexually assaulted and killed another boy. In a separate incident, he...

  • Syria rebels want troop pullback before they free U.N. men

    March 7, 2013 | 8:45 am

    Rebels holding 21 U.N. peacekeepers near the Golan Heights in southern Syria say government forces must leave the area before they free their "guests", an activist in touch with the fighters said on Thursday.

    Rami Abdelrahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted a...

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  • Israel violated ‘laws of war’ in Gaza, says Human Rights Watch

    February 14, 2013 | 3:49 am

    Human Rights Watch said Israeli air strikes during the most recent Gaza Strip conflict "violated the laws of war."

    Field investigations, which the group said were not comprehensive, found 14 instances in which Israeli unmanned drones or fixed wing aircraft hit areas "with no...

  • Human Rights Watch: Palestinian terror groups in Gaza violated rules of war

    December 24, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    Palestinian terror groups in Gaza violated the rules of war by targeting civilians during last month's conflict with Israel, Human Rights Watch said.

    In a report issued Monday, the New York-based human rights organization said the Palestinian groups in Gaza violated international...

  • Richard Falk removed from Human Rights Watch committee

    December 19, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Human Rights Watch has removed Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, from one of its local committees.

    Falk, who has compared Israel's treatment of the Palestinians to the actions of the Nazis and suggested that the U.S. government may have...

  • New cybercrime law in the United Arab Emirates is rights issue

    November 28, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Trying to stop the Internet these days may feel like Sisyphus pushing a rock to the top of the mountain. But officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are certainly giving it a try.

    A new cyber-crime law issued by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan protects credit...

  • My country is under attack. Do you care?

    October 26, 2012 | 9:54 am

    I'm angry.

    You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian...

  • Why al-Qa’ida found hotbed in Yemen?

    October 22, 2012 | 9:43 am

    On Saturday, Human Rights Watch released a report indicating that Yemeni government soldiers raided some hospitals in the southern port city of Aden in search of suspected Al-Qa’ida terrorists.

    The report further stated that army troops have stormed hospitals and medical...

  • Syrian refugees flocking to Turkey push the limit

    October 16, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    For weeks now, the Ankara government has been saying that the number of 100,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey was a “psychological limit” – the point at which the border crossings would be closed. This week, the Turkish Disaster Management Agency, Afad, announced that there are now...

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