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Push for Australia to condemn Israel’s decision to outlaw Palestinian civil groups designated ‘terrorists’
The Australian government is being urged to condemn Israel's "dangerous attack" on six prominent Palestinian human rights groups after Israeli authorities declared them terrorist organisations.
Australian human rights advocates, aid groups and unions have released a statement calling on the government to pressure Israel to reverse the “arbitrary” decisions immediately.
- Nour Haydar
The statement said Israel’s move is “designed to criminalise, persecute, and silence” Palestinian civil society and human rights defenders who monitor alleged violations by Israeli authorities in the Occupied Territories.
“Palestinian human rights organisations are critical to…