Terror Organizations. That’s the label Gantz gave to the oldest and most central Palestinian human rights organizations, those working tirelessly to fight against the injustices of military occupation and to fight for the West Bank’s most marginalized people. The decision renders these organizations illegal, shutters their offices, and physically endangers the lives of those human rights defenders who work and volunteer with them. Gantz is using authoritarian tactics to prevent critical human rights activities, such as documenting rights violations, legal aid, direct support, and so much more. All in an effort to silence and suffocate the struggle for Palestinian human rights.
We can not stand idly by. Our community was founded to raise a grassroots voice in defense of democracy and human rights. We stand and act in solidarity with Palestinian human rights organizations and we demand that this decision be overturned.
This is our chance to turn the pressure up: Join us in calling on Members of Knesset from Meretz, Labor, Yesh Atid, and Ra’am - those who declared themselves champions of democracy, equality, and human rights - to demand from Gantz to overturn his awful decision:
To: Ministers of this Government and Members of the Knesset,
You must not stand idly by. Demand that Defense Minister Benny Gantz immediately cancel his extreme and draconian decision to declare Palestinian human rights organizations illegal.