Omar Shakir

3 results

Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director: tweeted that if he is deported, Israel will “join ranks of Iran, N Korea & Egypt in blocking access for @hrw official. We won’t stop.” Photograph: Ammar Awad

The Israel and the Palestine director of Human Rights Watch, Omar Shakir, is expected to leave Israel this month after the country’s supreme court uph(...)

Palestinian security forces  stand at the gate of the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza. Photograph: AFP Photo

Activists in Gaza have vowed to continue launching incendiary kites across the border into southern Israel after Israel closed the main commercial cr(...)

Human Rights Watch has criticised the   crackdown on dissent by authorities since  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seized power in July last year. Photograph: Reuters

Human Rights Watch has accused Egypt’s government of trying to silence all criticism, after two of its top staff were held at Cairo airport for 12 hou(...)