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UPDATE 27/05/2021: Israel has sought to expand illegal settlements in the area of Silwan, forcibly displacing more than 200 Palestinians from their homes. We need to keep up the pressure on Israel to end the dispossession and displacement of Palestinians, including in Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah. 

“I have a two and a half-year-old daughter and this is her first war. I was terrified myself and did not know what to do to calm her.” 

In early May, Israeli forces carried out airstrikes whick killed at least 198 Palestinians in Gaza, including 58 children. Amnesty International spoke with families in Gaza whose homes were reduced to rubble by airstrikes, without any warning. Palestinian armed groups also fired 1,500 rockets towards civilian areas.

On 21 May Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire. There must now be a concerted effort to address the systematic oppression, dispossession and displacement of Palestinians - abuses that are among the root causes of the repeated cycle of violence.

Without addressing the root causes, the cycle of violence will continue.

In recent weeks Palestinians have been protesting the threatened forced evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah. The threatened evictions are to make way for Israeli settlers - a war crime and crime under international humanitarian law. 

Our researchers on the ground have gathered evidence of Israeli security forces using tear gas, stun grenades and other forms of excessive force in Sheikh Jarrah.

Israel's allies like America and Australia, are far too often silent when faced with Israel’s abuses. Right now Palestinians everywhere, including in Sheikh Jarrah, are asking the world to speak up and pressure Israel.

Israel's allies, including Australia and America must pressure Israel to end the violence against Palestinians. Take action today to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop violating human rights.

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Benjamin Netanyahu,
Prime Minister of Israel,
The Prime Minister's Office,
Public Enquiries Department,
Kiryat Ben Gurion
Building C, Jerusalem 91950, Israel

I call on the Israeli authorities to immediately halt forced evictions in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah and end the ongoing forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, end the use of excessive force against protesters, end repeated violations of international humanitarian law that lead to killing and maiming of civilians and destruction of homes and infrastructure, including the deliberate targeting of civilian objects and extensive, unjustified destruction of property, and end the blockade of Gaza.

Yours sincerely, 


Anthony Blinken
Secretary of State
2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520

I call on the United States, both bilaterally and as a UN Security Council member, to end the cycle of impunity and violations in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories by publicly denouncing war crimes and other serious violations including illegal settlement expansion, the blockade of Gaza, and dispossession of Palestinians such as those in Sheikh Jarrah.

Yours sincerely, 


Senator the Hon. Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

I call on Australia to end the cycle of impunity and violations in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories by publicly denouncing war crimes and other serious violations including illegal settlement expansion, the blockade of Gaza, and dispossession of Palestinians such as those in Sheikh Jarrah.

Yours sincerely, 

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