Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Escalation in the Israeli Assault on the Gaza Strip and the Upcoming Palestinian Bid at the UN: The Role of Human Rights and the Palestinian Refugee in the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process


Escalation in the Israeli Assault on the Gaza Strip and the Upcoming Palestinian Bid at the UN:
The Role of Human Rights and the Palestinian Refugee in the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process
By: Katie Huerter

The first step in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process must be restoring Palestinians’ basic, fundamental human rights under international law in order for any debate between a one-state or two-state can proceed.  In particular, the following four human rights must be secured and honored including; the right to self-determination, the right of return and compensation, freedom from the illegal Israeli occupation, and the right to equality under the law.