Human rights organizations in Israel: The fundamental rights of Gaza residents should not be conditional on politics

Archive photo by Eduardo Soteras Jalil

Archive photo by Eduardo Soteras Jalil

March 17, 2019. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, B’Tselem, Gisha and Physicians for Human Rights Israel express concern about and object to the arrests and violent dispersal of demonstrations in the Gaza Strip. Our colleagues from Palestinian human rights organizations were beaten, detained and interrogated by Hamas authorities. The fundamental human rights of Gaza residents, including the right to demonstrate, should not be conditional on politics and must not be violated by any actor inside or outside the Strip.