Palestinian Disability Coalition Discusses Israeli Occupation’s Report with Members of the UNCRPD Committee
In partnership with human rights organizations; Al-Haq, Addameer, and Hurryyat, the Palestinian Disability Coalition discussed the Israeli Occupation’s report on its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with the UNCRPD committee.
The coalition and its partners provided testimonies about the repeated violations committed by the occupation on Palestinian people's right to life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, especially the rights of persons with disabilities to live in dignity and freedom, including those who are prisoners in Israeli jails.
The report that was submitted to the UNCRPD committee included clear and substantiated references to the ongoing Israeli violations against Palestinian citizens in occupied Jerusalem and the areas classified as Area C, and their continual denial of approving building permits as well as the services they are required to provide, especially education, work, and protection - all of which are inadequate and sorley underresourced.
At the end of the session, the coalition and its partners presented a number of recommendations to the committee to be taken into account when discussing the report submitted by the Israeli occupation state.
You can read the report and recommendations here: shorturl.at/qvNUW
It is worth noting that the QADER for Community Development is one of the founders of the Palestinian Disability Coalition, and is currently the host institution for the coalition as well as the secretary of the coalition.