252 Human Rights Networks and Organizations Condemn the Decision of the Occupation and Apartheid Government concerning the six Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations

And Calls upon International Human Rights Organizations to Condemn It, Work for Its Abolition, and Protect Human Rights Defenders


The undersigned human rights organizations express their concern and strong condemnation of the classification of the Israeli government of occupation and apartheid, on October 19, 2021, of six Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations as “terrorist organizations”, under the Israeli Anti-Terrorism Law of 2016, namely: Al-Haq, Addameer Foundation for Human Rights, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, Defense for Children International/Palestine Branch, Union of Agricultural Work Committees, and Bisan Research Center.

This illegitimate decision comes in the context of the continuation of the occupation and apartheid state’s attacks on the rights of the Palestinian people, especially their right to struggle, in all forms, for freedom, return, self-determination, and building their independent Palestinian state as guaranteed by the International Bill of Human Rights and International Law.

This illegitimate decision also aims to delegitimize Palestinian NGOs and distort their struggle, including human rights organizations and those involved in their activities, as a prelude to their suppression and to silence their voice that reveals the violations of the occupation and the dominance of the settler apartheid regime and racial discrimination over the Palestinian people, and in response to its exposure of settlement policies and practices, and the illegal Israeli measures that have deprived the Palestinian people, since 1948, of exercising their inalienable right of return and self-determination, in addition to weakening the voices calling for accountability and an end to impunity for the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people.

The undersigned organizations appeal to all the forces of freedom and justice and defenders of human rights and peoples in the world for solidarity and to take tangible measures to overcome obstacles and empower human rights and civil society organizations to monitor the ongoing violations and crimes of the occupation and provide support to the Palestinian people in their heroic and continuous struggle, for more than seven decades, towards the liberation of Palestine from the apartheid regime and Israeli settler colonialism.

The undersigned organizations salute the struggles of the Palestinian people and their legendary steadfastness; and they appreciate the efforts of human rights organizations and Palestinian civil society organizations, especially the organizations targeted by this illegitimate decision.

The undersigned organizations also call upon to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and all international bodies concerned with the defense of human rights, in particular the International Observatory for the Defense of Human Rights Defenders of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as the Rapporteur of the Special Committee on the Status of Human Rights Defenders to take appropriate legal measures, condemn the decision of the occupation government, work to cancel it, and provide protection for Palestinian human rights defenders and the rights of the Palestinian people.


The signatories:

  1. Coordination for Maghreb Human Rights Organizations (include 26 HR organizations from Morocco, Mauretania, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya)
  2. The Moroccan Coalition for Human Rights Bodies (includes 20 Moroccan human rights organizations)
  3. General Union of Palestinian Jurists
  4. Federation of Women's Action/Morocco
  5. Jordanian Women's Union(JWU)
  6. The Jordan Federation of the independent Trade Unions
  7. The National Union of Tunisian Women
  8. The National Union of Palestinian NGOs (includes 320 institutions)
  9. The Federation of Women Action Committee
  10. Union des comités de femmes palestiniennes
  11. Union of Women's Committees for Social Work/Palestine
  12. Tunisian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  13. The Human Rights Coalition to Stop the Aggression, Lift the Siege, and Build Peace in Yemen (includes 10 organizations from ten Arab countries)
  14. The Palestinian Coalition Against Torture (PCAT) (10 institutions) / Palestine,
  15. Egyptian Coalition for Child Rights (includes 180 institutions)
  16. Soumoud Coalition
  17. The Arab house in Ukraine
  18. The Academic Assembly for the support of Palestine-Lebanon
  19. Cultural Rally for Democracy / Iraq
  20. Women’s Cultural Assembly for Democracy / Iraq
  21. Democratic Youth Assembly/Lebanon
  22. NGOs Platform  (Tajamoh)/Lebanon
  23. The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering-RDFL
  24. Jordan Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  25. Syrian Coalition Against the Death Penalty (SCODP)
  26. Iraqi Coalition Against the Death Penalt
  27. The Iraqi Alliance for Human Rights Organizations (includes 55 organizations)
  28. The Arab Coalition against the Death Penalty
  29. The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (includes 550 organizations)/Egypt
  30. Syrian Feminist Alliance to activate Security Council Resolution 1325
  31. Yemeni Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  32. Transparency Morocco
  33. Ibn Rushd Association for Development and Democracy / Iraq
  34. Association des amis de la vie pour le contrôle des drogues/Palestine
  35. Association ACT pour les études et le règlement alternatif des différends / Palestine
  36. Arab Women's Union Society, NablusPalestine
  37. The Jordan Society for Human Rights
  38. Palestinian Medical Relief Society
  39. Cultural Academics Association/ Palestine
  40. Al-Amal Charitable Society for the Deaf/ Palestine
  41. Rescue Association for Development/ Palestine
  42. Bahrain Human Rights Society
  43. Baraem Association for Social Work/Lebanon
  44. Civil Solidarity Association / Tunis
  45. Community Development Association for Thought and Culture / Palestine
  46. Lebanese Palestinian Communication Association/Lebanon
  47. Association Tunisienne de l’Action Culturelle
  48. Tunisian Association of Democratic Women
  49. Tunisian Association for Support Minority . (TASM)
  50. Association of Tunisians in France
  51. Jordanian Jurists Association / Jordan
  52. Old Hebron Association for Relief and Development / Palestine
  53. Pioneers Association for Culture and Arts / Palestine
  54. Working Women Association / Jordan
  55. Young Women's Christian Association/Palestine
  56. Association of the International Cultural Network for Palestine
  57. Palistanian Diaspora Association in Sweden
  58. Bahraini Transparency Society
  59. Arab-European Friendship Association/France
  60. Society for the care of the environment and society / Palestine
  61. Palestinian Society for Chronic Diseases and Child Care/ Palestine
  62. Palestinian Association for Drug Control
  63. Saint Thomas Society/Lebanon
  64. Lebanese Association Against Normalization
  65. Libyan Society for Human Rights and Scientific Research/ Libya
  66. Bahraini Women's Association
  67. Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development PWWSD”
  68. Association of the Development Center for Palestinian Women / Palestine
  69. Association of the Cultural Center for Child Development/ Palestine
  70. Social Cultural Future Association/Lebanon
  71. The Moroccan Association for Human Rights
  72. The Moroccan Association for Women Progressive
  73. Association of the Economic and Social Forum for Women / Jordan
  74. The Mauritanian Association for the Promotion of Rights
  75. ALMizan Association for Development and Human Rights/Iraq
  76. Social Relief Society for Women Development / Palestine
  77. Association of tunisian women for search and development
  78. Arab Women Organization-Jordan
  79. The National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms/Egypt
  80. Omy Association for Rights and Development/Egypt
  81. Seeds Association for Development and Culture/ Palestine
  82. Burj Al-luqluq Social Center society- Jerusalem-/Palestine
  83. Palestinian Family Planning & Protection Association (PFPPA)
  84. Youth Development Association / Palestine
  85. Rural Women Development Association/ Palestine
  86. Jothor Society for Human Rights-Jordan
  87. Association Bridges Citizenship / Tunisia
  88. Jose Marti Association for Arab-Latin American Solidarity
  89. Diyar Al-Ezz Association for Rights and Freedoms / Jordan
  90. Rachel Corrie Association for Solidarity Among Peoples
  91. Rasid Association for Human Rights/ Lebanon
  92. Roaa Women Association-Jordan
  93. Northwest Jerusalem Women's Association/Palestine
  94. Shamoua Association for Human Rights Care/Egypt
  95. Tayr Dibba Social Cultural Association/Lebanon
  96. Haifa Cultural Center Association - Tulkarm Camp/ Palestine
  97. Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem Society (ARIJ)
  98. Association of the Jordanian Women's Solidarity Institute
  99. Women Development Forum Association / Egypt
  100. Amman Society Forum for Human Rights
  101. Women Association of Modern Tunisia / Tunisia
  102. Tunisia's Nachas Association
  103. Hala suar Cultural Media Association/Lebanon
  104. Yaqzah Association for Democracy and the Civil State/Tunisia
  105. Protecting human rights defenders around the world/ France
  106. Tunisian League for Tolerance
  107. The Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights
  108. The Algerian League for Defense Human Rights
  109. The Lebanese Democratic Jurists League
  110. Arab League for Arts and Creativity/ Tunisia
  111. Association of Free Tunisian Writers
  112. Iraqi Women's League
  113. Association of Women Heads of Families from Mauritania
  114. Iraqi League for Human Rights Trainers
  115. Rashid For Integrity and Transparency/ Jordan
  116. Freedom Pioneers for Integrity and Human Rights Training / Jordan
  117. The Jordanian Network for Human Rights (includes 10 human rights organizations)
  118. The Jordanian Network for Election Integrity
  119. Election Network in the Arab Region
  120. The Women’s Defense Network in Syria (includes 57 Syrian women’s organizations)
  121. Independent Journalists Network/Sudan
  122. Global Network for the Defense of the Palestinian People
  123. The Arab Human Rights Trainers Network
  124. Arab Women’s Legal Network 
  125. Volunteer Network for Development and Human Rights / Egypt
  126. Women's Network for Women Support/ Jordan
  127. Women’s Peace and Security Network (Yemen)
  128. Palestinian NGOs Network - PNGO (includes 142 organizations)
  129. The Syrian National Network for Civil Peace and Community Safety.
  130. Women's Affairs Staff/Palestine
  131. The Syrian Federation of Human Rights Organizations and Bodies
  132. Committees for the Defense of Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights in Syria (LDH)
  133. Women's Work Committees/Palestine
  134. Syrian Medical Committee/Paris
  135. Arab Commission for Human Rights
  136. The Kurdish Committee for Human Rights in Syria (Al Rased).
  137. Follow-up Committee to Support the Issue of Lebanese Detainees in Israeli Prisons/Lebanon
  138. The Vigilance Committee for Democracy in Tunisia / Belgium
  139. The Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights in Tunisia
  140. Palestinian Initiative to Deepen Global Dialogue and Democracy-MIFTAH
  141. International Council for Relief and Development/Yemen
  142. Yemeni Council for Rights and Freedoms / Yemen
  143. Lebanese Council of Women (includes 150 organization)
  144. Right and Law Group in Palestine
  145. Lawyers for Justice /Yemen
  146. Mothers School/Palestine
  147. International Observatory for Documentation of Human Rights Violations/ Argentina
  148. Arab World Observatory for Democracy and Elections
  149. The Arab Observatory for Human Rights and Citizenship/ Lebanon
  150. Human Rights & Democracy Media Center “SHAMS"/Palestine
  151. Center for Research, Legal Consultation and Protection for Women - Gaza / Palestine
  152. Women's Psychological and Social Counseling Center/Palestine
  153. Arab Women Media Center / Jordan
  154. Al-Badeel Center for Studies and Research/Jordan
  155. Arab House Center for Research and Studies/ Egypt
  156. Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture-Lebanon
  157. Center for Applied Educational Studies - Jerusalem / Palestine
  158. Women's  Studies Center/ Palestine
  159. International Center for the Promotion of Rights and Freedoms - Swiss Association
  160. The Democratic Center for Studies and Development/ Palestine
  161. Center for Democracy and Community Development - Jerusalem / Palestine
  162. Center for Democracy and Workers' Rights / Palestine
  163. East-West Center for Sustainable Development/Jordan
  164. The Arab World Center for Democracy and Human Rights/Jordan
  165. The Arab European Center for Human Rights and International Law / Norway
  166. The Arab Center for Agricultural Development / Acad / Palestine
  167. Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Legal Profession and the Judiciary "Musawa"
  168. Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy PCPD
  169. Palestinian Counseling Center
  170. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms "MADA"
  171. The Palestinian Center for Democratic Dialogue and Political Development
  172. Palestinian Center for Studies and Development
  173. Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution/Palestine
  174. Phenix Center for Economics & Informatics Studies/Jordan
  175. Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights/Palestine
  176. Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counselling/Palestine
  177. Bisan Center for Research and Development/ Palestine
  178. Excellence Consulting Center for Development / Bahrain
  179. Tunis Centre for Press Freedom
  180. Jothor Center for Human Rights
  181. Center for the Protection and Freedom of Journalists/ Jordan
  182. Center for Gender Studies - Gender / Sudan
  183. Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Studies
  184. Shahid Center for Citizen Rights and Community Development
  185. Women's Affairs Center - Gaza / Palestine
  186. Adalah Center for Human Rights Studies/Jordan
  187. Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC)/ Palestine
  188. Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS)
  189. Qubbat Al Sakhra Media Center
  190. Word Center for Human rights Studies/Egypt
  191. Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ)
  192. Scandinavian Institute of Human Rights/Geneva
  193. International Institute for Peace, Justice and Human Rights/Geneva
  194. The Egyptian Democratic Institute for Awareness of Constitutional and Legal Rights / Egypt
  195. Palestine Institute for National Security Research/Palestine
  196. The Human Rights Office in the Syrian National Congress/Geneva
  197. Humanitarian Forum for Women's Rights/ Jordan
  198. Dialogue Forum for Development and Human Rights / Egypt
  199. The Palestinian Democratic Forum in Europe
  200. Houran Forum for Citizenship/Syria
  201. The Syrian Platform for Non-Governmental Organizations (SPNGO)
  202. African Election Observation Forum/Morocco
  203. Bahrain Forum for Human Rights
  204. Renewal Forum for Citizen and Progressive Thought/ Tunisia
  205. Renewal Forum for Citizen and Democratic Thought / Tunisia
  206. Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights
  207. Political and Social Youth Forum - Palestine
  208. Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights (Yemen)
  209. Sudanese National Civil Forum(includes 54 civil society organizations) / Sudan
  210. Tunisian Forum for Youth Empowerment
  211. Suar Cultural Forum/Lebanon
  212. Libyan Academic Organization
  213. The Tunisian Organization against Torture
  214. Organization for the Defense of Prisoners of Conscience in Syria - Rawanga
  215. International Organization for Human Rights and International Law / Norway
  216. International Observatory for Documentation of Human Rights Violations/ Argentina
  217. The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria
  218. The Kurdish Organization for Human Rights in Syria (DAD)
  219. Social Initiative Organization / Syria
  220. Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
  221. Moroccan Organization for Human Rights
  222. Mauritanian Organization for Rights and Freedoms / Mauritania
  223. Al Mouel Organization for Rights and Development / Yemen
  224. National Organization of Amazonas / Libya
  225. National Organization for Human Rights in Syria
  226. Yemeni Organization for Humanitarian Action / Yemen
  228. Human Rights Organization in Syria- Maf
  229. Hammurabi Organization for Monitoring Democracy and Human Rights / Iraq
  230. Sawah Organization for Human Rights -Iraq
  231. Desert Youth Organization for Development and Human Rights / Libya
  232. Yemeni Organization for Defense Rights and Democratic Freedoms/Yemen
  233. ACT Conflict Resolution Foundation/Palestine
  234. Women's Media Foundation - Tam/Palestine
  235. Al-Haq Foundation for Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Human Rights/Egypt
  236. International Foundation for Solidarity with presnors(Tadamon)
  237. The Middle East Foundation for Development and Human Rights (Yemen)
  238. Addameer Foundation for Human Rights/ Palestine
  239. Justice and Citizenship Foundation for Human Rights/ Egypt
  240. The Arab Foundation to support Civil Society and Human Rights/Egypt
  241. The Egyptian Foundation for the Advancement of Children's Rights
  242. Cooperation Foundation for Conflict Resolution / Palestine
  243. Future Partners Foundation for Development and Human Rights - Yemen
  244. Shabad Foundation for Women Empowerment and Sustainable Development / Iraq
  245. Amel Association International
  246. Justice Foundation for Human Rights / Yemen
  247. Mada Foundation for Human Rights / Iraq
  248. Dialogue Forum Foundation for Development and Human Rights / Egyp
  249. The National Commission for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Rule of Law / Palestine
  250. The International Commission for Supporting the Rights of the Palestinian People
  251. Sahel Authority for the Defense of Human Rights/Mauritania
  252. The Palestinian Authority for PhD holders in the civil service