A new report documenting Israeli violations of the rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem during January 2019 was released earlier this week by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med). The Euro-Med report, entitled “Violated Rights: Israel’s Repeated Violations of Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem” revealed Israeli authorities have consistently and deliberately and systematically pursued arbitrary and restrictive policies that violate the rights of Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.
The report records Israel’s continued policy of night home raids for searches and arrests mostly without warrants in occupied East Jerusalem. Euro-Med’s spokesperson said, “The Israeli authorities continue their policy of restricting freedoms of the Palestinians in Jerusalem and preventing them from holding activities or events that reflect the Palestinian identity.” She added, “These events do not violate the law and do not constitute any threat to the security of Israel.”
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