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When murder occurs in the name of justice

Seven death sentences are pronounced, in the first two months of 2017, in Palestine.

The Human Rights and Democracy Media Centers SHAMS published, in January 2017, a report on the use of death penalty in Palestine during 2016. The Palestinian National Authority (PNA), lead by the Hamas, issued 21 death sentences and implemented 4.

Since the inception of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994 until the 27 November 2016, PNA inflicted 184 death penalties upon citizens accused of different crimes

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Human Rights and Democracy Media Centers SHAMS

This Palestinian organisation aims to consolidate a culture of human rights, by enhancing the role of youth within Palestinian society and providing capacity-building to organisations and individuals (especially women and youth) in the fields of human rights and democratic participation. One of its main approach is to spread information through the media in order to reach a wider audience.

Shams is directly engaged with local communities through a vast network of human rights activists based in villages all the way through the West Bank. It provides workshops, training courses, and other activities made to enable people to take up and demand their own rights.

Read SHAMS’ report on the use of death penalty in Palestine in 2016, available in English and Arabic.

To go further, consult the country-profile of Israël, Palestine and Occupied Palestinian Territories. You may also find short articles about incarcerated Palestinian children and Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons (only in French).