50 years of occupation of Palestine


Press launch: On the event of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine; NRC, Norwegian Church Help (NCA), Norwegian Folks’s Help (NPA) and Save the Youngsters come along with a request that the occupation and the unlawful blockade of Gaza, is repealed.


In June 1967 Palestine was occupied by Israel. 50 years later, the Palestinians nonetheless reside beneath army occupation, regardless of the world’s condemnation of occupation, the enlargement of unlawful Israeli settlements and the remedy of the occupied inhabitants.

Israel as occupational energy has a accountability to safeguard and shield the occupied inhabitants and guarantee entry to humanitarian assist.

– As a company with growth – and humanitarian applications in Palestine, we every day see the implications of the occupation forces not fulfilling their tasks. It is extremely critical that the occupational energy locations obstacles in the best way of humanitarian entry, says Anne-Marie Helland, Secretary Common of Norwegian Church Help (Kirkens Nødhjelp)

NRA, NCA, NPA and Save the Youngsters work along with native companions to scale back human struggling in Palestine, and to make sure that each Israelis and Palestinians are assured the correct to growth, safety and self-determination.

Assaults on faculties

– Two generations of Palestinians have grown up throughout occupation and surrounded by boundaries. Youngsters in Gaza have skilled three wars lately, whereas youngsters within the West Financial institution are displaced from their houses. We cannot enable this to be allowed to proceed. The blockade of Gaza should be lifted and the occupation of Palestine should stop, says Secretary Common Jan Egeland within the Refugee Help (Flykningehjelpen).

In 2016, 63 assaults had been reported in opposition to faculties in Palestine, affecting the education of greater than 8000 college students.

– Palestinian youngsters are hit onerous by occupation. An essential street to protected faculties is that faculty buildings should not used for army functions and that every one assaults on faculties stop, says Tove R. Wang, Secretary Common of Redd Barna (Save the Youngsters).

Increasing unlawful settlements

Regardless of clear condemnations from the worldwide neighborhood, Israel remains to be increasing the unlawful settlements, and continued annexation of the West Financial institution is being mentioned within the Israeli Parliament.

– The Norwegian Authorities states that Norway has an obligation to counteract actions that help unlawful immigrants. It’s time for concrete motion, says Henriette Westhrin, Secretary Common of Norwegian Folks’s Help (Norsk Folkehjelp).

Norwegian Refugee Help, Norwegian Church Help, Norwegian Folks’s Help and Save the youngsters the next challenges to Norwegian authorities:

  • • Be sure that Norway distinguishes between Israel and the unlawful settlements, in keeping with UN Safety Council Decision 2334.
  • Encourage enterprise to make sure that they don’t contribute to state- and human rights violations within the occupied Palestinian Territories, in keeping with the United Nations’ Human Rights and Enterprise Pointers.


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