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The Nakba at 72: A Legacy of Settler-Colonialism & Apartheid over the Palestinian People

Date: 15 May 2020 Seventy-two years have passed since the Palestinian people were forcibly expelled from their homes, lands, and property in Palestine during the Nakba or ‘catastrophe’ which started in 1948. Palestinian society was decimated during the Nakba, 531 Palestinian villages were destroyed, while Zionist militias carried out more than 70 massacres in which […]

letter concerning attack on EU funding for Palestinian NGOs

As we announced mid-April, the European Union (EU) sent an official “clarification letter” to PNGO about its funding of Palestinian NGOs. The letter, dated 30 March 2020 and signed by EU Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, was provided after intensive deliberations with PNGO and several of its member organizations. For years, the Israeli government and […]

On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons

Date: 17 April 2020 As we mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day this year, Palestinian prisoners and detainees face the additional threat of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Israeli prisons and detention centers. While governments around the world are being called on to release prisoners and those detained in violation of international law, the Israeli occupying authorities […]

EU sends “clarification letter” to PNGO about EU funding of Palestinian NGOs

On 30 March 2020, the European Union (EU) sent an official “clarification letter” to the Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) about its funding of Palestinian NGOs. The letter was provided after intensive deliberations with PNGO and several of its member organizations and addresses PNGO’s concerns and questions raised in this context. It is signed by Sven […]

Joint Urgent Appeal to the United Nations Special Procedures

Date: 14 April 2020 Submitted by: Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD) Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) Habitat International […]

Israeli Apartheid Undermines Palestinian Right to Health Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Joint Statement Date: 7 April 2020 This year we mark World Health Day as the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep across the globe, disproportionately impacting those subjected to situations of institutionalised oppression, discrimination, and injustice. For the Palestinian people, COVID-19 has brought to the forefront Israel’s apartheid regime of systematic racial domination and […]

PNGO calls upon Donors and Supporters to act now to ensure Palestinian civil society resilience against COVID-19 pandemic

Open Letters 29 March 2020   Dear civil society donors and supporters, As the global response to COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Palestinian civil society organizations are taking proactive measures to protect Palestinians health and well-being, especially those in the most vulnerable communities including in areas of the Gaza Strip, West Bank including those in “Area C” “H2” […]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Time to Recognise and End Israeli Apartheid over the Palestinian People

Date: 21 March 2020 The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discriminationalso marks the 60th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre under apartheid in South Africa, on 21 March 1960. At Sharpeville, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful protest against apartheid pass laws that required Black, Indian, and Coloured South Africans […]

On Land Day Civil Society Urge Accountability and End to Israel’s Illegal Closure of Gaza

Date: 30 March 2020 For the past two years,i Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip have gathered on a near-weekly basis to participate in the Great Return March demonstrations at the Gaza perimeter fence, calling for an end to Israel’s illegal closure of the Gaza Strip and the realisation of Palestinian refugees’ right of return […]

Take action now to stop Israeli violations committed against the Palestinian people

In recent weeks the Israeli occupation has escalated attacks on Palestinians, violating international humanitarian law and human rights including: Unlawful killings; forcible transfer; arbitrary detention; collective punishment; closure of the Gaza Strip and unjustified restrictions on movement; confiscating land & exhausting natural resources; building Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, Israeli settler violence against Palestinians […]

Palestinian Civil Society Index Final Report

Executive Summary The Palestinian NGOs coordination council, which includes the Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) and its partners in the National Commission for Palestinian NGOs (NCPN) and the Palestinian Union of Charitable Societies (PUCS), seeks to diagnose the status of the Palestinian civil society and analyze its capacities, abilities and needs in order to provide the […]

Attacks on Palestinian civil society organizations in occupied East Jerusalem

Freedom of expression, association and assembly are generally understood to be the basis of the full enjoyment of other individual rights and a cornerstone of democratic societies. For peoples under colonial rule or foreign occupation, such as the Palestinian people, these fundamental freedoms are also inherently connected with their collective right to selfdetermination, i.e., the […]

PNGO Press Release on the Latest Development in The Gaza Strip

On April 5, 2018, the Palestinian Non Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO Network) conducted a video conference meeting with PNGO members including West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip to discuss the recent tragic developments in the Gaza Strip. On March 30, 2018 which marked the 42nd annual commemoration of Land Day also the day Palestinian […]

Position Paper on the Ongoing Campaign to Silence, Delegitimize, and De-fund Palestinian Civil Society Organizations and Human Rights Defenders

PHROC and PNGO   As Israel’s fifty-year military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip persists, its vicious repression of Palestinian civil society activists and human rights defenders continues to deepen.[1] For more than five decades, civil society has played a key role in monitoring and documenting the impacts of […]

UAWC denies the Israeli court decision to close it

The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) denies the Israeli news about the Israeli court’s decision to close UAWC under charges of “supporting terrorism” and confirms that the court’s decision is concerning an agricultural committee based in Jerusalem called ” Agricultural Work Committee“. The decision was issued under the charges of this organization’s violation of […]

UPR Press Release

Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) presented a joint submission to the29th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working group for the third cycle Universal Periodic Review-Israel session. The review session will be held on January 23, 2018 and will focus on […]

(PNGO) and (PHROC) organized an event on the occasion of the international Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people

  The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) and The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) organized an activity today morning to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Members of the international community working in the oPt, including members of international missions, representatives in the United Nations agencies attended the meeting.  The […]

Urgent Press Release Israeli occupying Forces Stormed several governorates in the West Bank

 Earlier today on the 18th of October 2017, Israeli occupying forces stormed several governorates in the West Bank and raided eight Media offices, confiscating equipment and closing some of them down. Two Palestinians were arrested; Ammar Al Jabari & Ibrahim Al Jabari that work at Trans Media News Channel. According to Palestinian reports, the media […]