More than 60 Israeli laws discriminate against Palestinians 21Mar13 March 21, 2013

MEMO-Middle East Monitor    -    20 March 2013


The Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah) has revealed that the Israeli authorities have drafted more than 60 laws which discriminate against their Palestinian citizens. The laws cover areas such as education, the national budget, public services, civil rights and even prisons and prisoners.

“Some of these laws also violate the rights of Palestinians in the occupied territories and Palestinian refugees,” said the Adala website.

To mark the International Day against Racism and the swearing in of the new Israeli government on Friday, Adala said that it is going to launch a computerised database of all discriminatory laws in Israel. As well as analytical studies and petitions filed to the Israeli Supreme Court against such laws, the database is going to include briefs in Arabic, Hebrew and English. Draft bills waiting to be proposed in the Knesset will also be included.

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