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Jan 20 6 tweets 8 min read
🚨While #Israel is enforcing apartheid by expelling Palestinian family in Sheikh Jarrah, @Stadt_Wien filed a lawsuit against a @BdsAustria activist for sharing online the “Visit Apartheid” poster.
Case details👉elsc.support/cases/m
#SaveSheikJarrah
#ViennaVisitApartheid
1/6 ‼️Palestinian rights advocates need our solidarity. Austria has to protect their freedom of expression⚖️
📣SIGN the petition of @elsclegal and @ECCPBrussels to push @Stadt_Wien to withdraw its complaint that aims to silence Palestinian rights advocates
Bit.ly/ViennaApartheid
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Jan 11 8 tweets 5 min read
🚨CALL TO ACTION
👉@elsclegal and @TheRightsForum urge stakeholders to reject allegations against @UAWC1986, express their solidarity and maintain their funding.
👉We call you to write to the Dutch government to protest its decision to defund @UAWC1986 1/8
elsc.support/news/the-elsc-… @UAWC1986 is the largest Palestinian agricultural development organisation, providing vital supplies to farmers and fishermen in the West Bank & Gaza.
UAWC supports Palestinians to contrast food insecurity and regain sovereignty over natural resources. 2/8
Nov 12, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
Check @GiovanniFassin4's op-ed in @MiddleEastEye on the attempts to chill Palestinian rights advocates in The Netherlands. 🇳🇱🇵🇸

#SilencingPalestineNetherlands 1/5
middleeasteye.net/opinion/nether… @PAXforpeace @TheRightsForum @EAJGnieuws @SOMO @oxfamnovib "Although such attacks - which can include smear campaigns, attempts at preventing access to event facilities, pressure to terminate funding, and threats of lawsuits - do not always achieve their objective, they create a chilling effect on freedom of expression." 2/5
Oct 12, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
1/5 #SilencingPalestineNetherlands
📝CASE STUDY 7
@docP_ launched an online action calling upon the public to complain to Dutch authorities against the Israel Product Center (IPC) for violation of EU law and possible tax fraud by labelling wines from illegal Israeli settlements. 2/5 Within a week, they received a letter from a lawyer demanding that DocP stop the campaign and remove the call from its website, and threatening to sue the association for defamation.
#SilencingPalestineNetherlands
Oct 12, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
1/10 🚨The @elsclegal released today a report revealing a pattern of attempts to silence Palestinian rights advocates in the Netherlands. It monitored 76 incidents of suppression that happened between 2015 and 2020.
Read more👇
elsc.support/news/report-re… 2/10👥Attacks and incidents targeted mostly individuals (activists, NGO staff, students, academics, journalists, politicians) and civil society organisations expressing legitimate and lawful criticism of policies or undertaking solidarity initiatives with #Palestine.
Oct 11, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
1/6 UK National Contact Point dismisses as unfounded a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel against PwC Palestine. UKLFI made inflammatory allegations about PwC’s failure to expose the links between 2 Palestinian NGOs and a proscribed organisation in the UK. bit.ly/3FAuLEN 2\6 The UK NCP found that PwC conducted thorough checks reassuring that its clients were upholding appropriate legal, compliance and ethical standards: gov.uk/government/pub…
May 13, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
Dans une décision importante, la Cour de Justice de l’UE a reconnu que la Commission européenne avait violé les droits de 7 citoyens européens en refusant d’enregistrer leur Initiative Citoyenne Européenne (ICE). THREAD 1/9 elsc.support/cases/the-euro… Leur ICE demande à l’UE de réguler son commerce avec des colonies illégales en territoires occupés et ainsi reformer sa politique commerciale commune en accord avec le droit européen et le droit international. Voir l’arrêt de la Cour ici : curia.europa.eu/juris/document… 2/9
May 13, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
In een belangrijk arrest heeft het Gerecht van de EU erkend dat de Europese Commissie de rechten van de EU-burgers heeft geschonden toen zij weigerde het Europees burgerinitiatief (EBI) te registreren. THREAD 1/9 elsc.support/cases/the-euro… Hun EBI vraagt de EU haar handel met illegale nederzettingen in bezette gebieden te reguleren en daarom haar gemeenschappelijk handelsbeleid te hervormen en in overeenstemming te brengen met het EU-recht en het internationaal recht. Zie het arrest: curia.europa.eu/juris/document… 2/9
May 13, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
In an important decision, the General Court of the EU recognized that the European Commission infringed the EU citizens’ rights when it refused to register the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). THREAD 1/9 elsc.support/cases/the-euro… Their ECI is asking the EU to regulate its trade with illegal settlements in occupied territories and therefore reform its Commercial Common Policy bringing it in line with EU Law and International Law. See the judgment: curia.europa.eu/juris/document… 2/9
May 11, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
#SaveSheikhJarrah #Palestine
More than ever Palestinian rights advocates - whether in Palestine, Europe or other parts of the world - should be able to speak and protest freely. 1/6 For days, Palestinians have been peacefully demonstrating in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East-Jerusalem against the forced transfer of 4 Palestinian families from their homes being taking over by Israeli settlers with the help of soldiers and Israeli courts. 2/6