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Wake Up Palestine – Standing Up for Civil Society

Calls for the international community to support the six organizations labelled as terrorist organizations.

Jerusalem24 – The Carter Center for Peace organized a joint press conference in Ramallah with the six Palestinian civil society organizations, designated by Israel as “terrorist” organizations, calling on the international community to take measures against Israel’s labeling.

The institutions that the Israeli authorities designated as “terrorist” organizations are the Al-Haqq Foundation for Human Rights, the “Addameer” Foundation for Prisoner Care and Human Rights, the International Movement for Defense of Children/Palestine Branch, the Bisan Center for Research, and the Union of Women’s Work Committees and The Federation of Agricultural Work Committees.

In a joint press conference, organized by the Carter Center, today, Wednesday, in Ramallah, representatives of the institutions demanded the public rejection of this classification and an immediate end to the complicity and silence of the Israeli apartheid regime.

The Director-General of the Carter Center, Paige Alexander, affirmed the Carter Center’s continued full support for the six human rights organizations. Alexander also said that “These organizations are universally respected for the necessary programs they implement to protect Palestinian society and for using their voices to draw attention to human rights violations.”

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, we speak to Qais Assad, the country director of the Carter Center for Peace in Palestine. He speaks about the dangers of using counter-terrorism laws against civil society, as well as the importance of the work done by Human Rights Defenders.

Listen to the entire interview below.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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