Available Now! BADIL Bulletin No. 2 - "International Protection Forces - Overview and Relevance for the Palestinian Case"

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BADIL Resource Center has released the second of a series of Occasional Bulletins aimed at contributing to current lobby efforts for international protection of the Palestinian people. 

Bulletin No. 2 provides: 

1. An overview of the major types of international protection forces authorized under UN auspices to ensure international peace and security, and respect for the rights of individuals as delineated by international law: 

2. An examination of the relevance of International Protection Forces for Palestinians: Based on the experience with two international forces deployed in Israel/Palestine in the past (UNTSO, 1948; TIPH, Hebron, 1994) and the limited protection program operated by UNRWA during the first Intifada (RAO, 1987-1992), and given the gross, systematic, and persistent violation of Palestinian rights by the Israeli government, military, and settlers, monitoring and reporting of Israeli violations has failed to provide adequate protection of the Palestinian people. 

3. Recommendations: 

The Bulletin will be available on BADIL's website; email copies are available upon request.