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Activists hang a poster outside a Palestinian civil society organization

Raising the Alarm: Israel’s All-Out Assault on Rights Defenders

On August 18, Israeli authorities raided the offices of seven prominent Palestinian civil society organizations, seizing documents, printers, and computers, welding the doors shut, and issuing closure orders against the organizations. This follows the Israeli government’s move last year to outlaw the groups, designating them as “terrorist” organizations under Israeli law.

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