The Palestine Podcast

The Palestine Podcast

Palestine Podcast #47: ‘Collective Punishment as a Tool of Israeli Domination’

July 30, 2020

This episode features a fascinating and timely discussion of Apartheid Israel’s use of illegal collective punishment as a tool to dominate and control the Palestinian people, while utilizing so-called “security” pretexts and rhetoric to justify its inhumane policies.

The speakers address aspects of Israel’s illegal policies, including the withholding of bodies, arbitrary detention, collective punishment against Palestinian prisoners, detainees, and their families, residency revocation, and punitive house demolitions. They also highlight Israel’s use of various forms of collective punishment with the intention of maintaining an apartheid regime over the Palestinian people as a whole. One of the contributors, UN Special Rapporteur, Prof. Michael Lynk, introduced his report to the Human Rights Council, which report focuses on the illegality of collective punishment. In his presentation, Prof. Lynk, warned that “like torture, there are no permissible exceptions to the use of collective punishment in law. And, like torture, the use of collective punishment flouts law and morality, dignity and justice, and stains all those who practice it.”


Michael Lynk - UN Special rapporteur on human rights in Palestine

Rania Muhareb - Legal Researcher and Advocacy Officer, Al-Haq

Munir Nuseibah - General Director, Community Action Center in Al-Quds University

Budour Hassan - Legal researcher, Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center

Sahar Francis - General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.

Moderator: Nada Awad - International Advocacy Officer, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies 

We would like to thank our friends in the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) for permission to use to the audio of this webinar. You can follow their amazing work here.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.

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