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      The Society of St. Yves

Catholic Center for Human Rights 
                   March 2017

                    Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Welcome to our March Newsletter!

The Society of St. Yves was founded in 1991 and is working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to help "the poor and the oppressed" according to the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. St. Yves provides gratis legal assistance, counsel and advocacy to all members of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender or religion. Through national and international lobby and advocacy we are able to bring the light of the poor and marginalised to the attention of communities around the world in an effort to bring pressure for change.

This month, read about the most important updates on St. Yves legal work and its latest advocacy activities, as well as a general update on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

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St. Yves Updates
St. Yves Highlights the Gravity of the Israeli Collective Punishment Measures Against Palestinians in the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th Session
 
St. Yves’ took part in advocacy activities between the 16th and the 20th of March, along with other partner Palestinian organizations (Community Action Center, Badil, Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic, Al-Haq and the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem), including participating in side events, meetings with state representatives and joint statements delivered under item (7): situation in the occupied Palestinian territories. Read more
St. Yves Annuls a Security Ban Order on a Palestinian Citizen Holding a Family Unification Permit

Freedom of movement is a universal right to every human being. Everyone has the right to leave any country including his own, and has the right to return to his country. however, since the occupation of Palestine, Israel have practiced a system of severe restrictions on the freedom of movement on Palestinians in various forms. 
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St. Yves Holds 5 Awareness Raising Sessions in March
 
As part of St. Yves advocacy activities, St. Yves continues holding awareness raising sessions in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem.

5 awareness sessions were held by St. Yves this month concentrating on the topics of freedom of movement, house demolitions in the west bank, and residency rights in Jerusalem. St. Yves reached areas such as Al Thori, Al Tur, Riehiyeh and the old city.
St. Yves Accompanies Embrace Middle East on a Field Visit to the West Bank

The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights accompanied Embrace Middle East on a field visit to Joreit Al Kheil Wadi Seir area in the South of the West Bank. St. Yves’ advocacy department highlighted the policies that Israeli authorities practice on Palestinians in Area (C) aiming at forcibly transferring them from their land. Read more
St. Yves On a Field Visit to Cremisan with the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre  England


St. Yves briefed the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre England on the latest development in the Cremisan valley case, addressing the latest legal developments and the current status of the annexation wall that was built in the area. The Parish priest of Beit Jala, Fr. aktham Hijazin, and some landowners gave their testimonies before the visiting group, demonstrating the actual damage incurred by the community, town and landowners as a result of the annexation wall.
 
 
News Highlights Related to St. Yves Scope of Work 
Israel punitively seals Jabal al-Mukabbir home with concrete, displacing 5 Palestinians

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Israeli forces deliver 30 demolition orders in Hebron-area village

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Israeli forces demolish 4 apartment buildings in Jerusalem-area village
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