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A Decades Long Occupation Witnessed by the World but Silenced by the West...

Amnesty International's "Israel's Occupation: 50 Years of Dispossession" chronicles the enduring struggle faced by Palestinians living under Israel's occupation, detailing the continuous violations of their fundamental rights. Since 1967, Palestinians have endured ruthless policies such as land seizure, illegal settlement expansions, and dispossession, resulting in profound suffering and deprivation. The occupation disrupts every facet of daily life, restricting movement, access to education, employment opportunities, and even basic resources like clean water. The organisation emphasises the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, a violation of international law, and the imposition of military closures, checkpoints, and arbitrary restrictions, further isolating Palestinian communities. The call for international action resonates throughout the report, urging governments to ban settlement products and prevent companies from operating in these occupied territories. Additionally, the lack of accountability for human rights abuses, including the absence of investigations into torture complaints, highlights the urgent need for global attention and intervention to address the ongoing crisis.

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History At Hand

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict originated in the late nineteenth century and has been marked by various wars, peace agreements, and periods of violence. The conflict involves the establishment of Israel in 1948, the displacement of Palestinians, territorial disputes, and the question of Palestinian self-determination. Tensions have persisted, resulting in multiple conflicts, including the Six-Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Efforts to achieve peace, such as the Camp David Accords in 1979 and the Oslo Accords in 1993, have not fully resolved the issue. The conflict escalated in recent years, with periods of violence, clashes, and protests in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The most recent major escalation before today occurred in May 2021, leading to a ceasefire after eleven days of fighting, causing casualties and significant destruction.

Issue At Hand

In October 2023, war erupted between Israel and Hamas. Hamas launched a surprise attack, causing casualties and taking hostages. Israel responded with a deadly operation and declared war. Both sides have exchanged rocket fire, and Israel has imposed a siege on Gaza. The conflict has led to a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with shortages of water, fuel, and supplies. There is also a risk of the conflict spreading to Lebanon and Syria.


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