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Israel-Palestine Hostilities Affect Rights in Europe – Human Rights Watch

Israel-Palestine Hostilities Affect Rights in Europe – Human Rights Watch

(London, October 27, 2023) – Responses from European governments to the hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza are having harmful effects on human rights in Europe, Human Rights Watch said today. Concerns include inadequate responses to growing reports of antisemitism and Islamophobia; the use of immigration policies that risk discrimination against people perceived to be Arab, Palestinian, or Muslim; and bans and other restrictions on peaceful pro-Palestinian protest and expression.“The authorities in European countries have a responsibility to make sure that everyone is safe and protected from violence and discrimination,” said Benjamin Ward, deputy Europe and Central Asia… 

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