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      The Society of St. Yves

Catholic Center for Human Rights 
                  February 2017

                    Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Welcome to our February 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. 

Sincerely,
The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Center for Human Rightstime to design your email.
St. Yves Updates
Israeli Collective Punishment Measures Suffocate Jerusalem: When Palestinian, everyone pays the price
 
Since the escalation of events in October 2015, and the wave of violence and instability witnessed especially in East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities have expanded the use of extreme punitive measures on all Palestinian Jerusalemites without exception. Punitive measures affect the entire city, indiscriminately violating the basic rights of Palestinian Jerusalemites, such as the right to adequate housing, freedom of movement, residency, freedom of expression, right to education and freedom of religion.  Read more

The Israeli National Insurance Institute: a Major Actor in Displacing Palestinians from Jerusalem
The Israeli National Insurance Institute (NII) manages the collection of compulsory social contribution as provided by the law, the distribution of social benefits to beneficiaries. Those benefits include health insurance, unemployment and aging benefits etc. The investigations of the NII in order to examine if a beneficiary is “rightful” are closely connected to the “center of life” criteria, upon which Palestinian Jerusalemites must prove that their center of life is Jerusalem. Read more
Conference: The Impacts of Collective Punishment Measures on Palestinian Women in Occupied East Jerusalem
Six Palestinian civil society organizations: St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights, CAC- Al-Quds University, JLAC, Al-Haq, BADIL and the Civic Coalition) held a briefing session yesterday February 8th on the impacts of collective punishment measures on Palestinian women in occupied East Jerusalem. 
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Statement on the Settlement Regularization Bill
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights is gravely alarmed by the Israeli Knesset’s adoption of the settlement “Regularization Law” yesterday, set to retroactively legalize 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
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News Highlights Related to St. Yves Scope of Work 

30 Palestinians left homeless after Jerusalem home demolished without warning

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Palestinian children attend class in the street after Israel shuts down school


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Israeli Supreme Court rejects appeal to demolish mosque in Hebron

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