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Israeli High Court Must Lift the Travel Ban on Palestinian Activist Shawan Jabarin

Created on 02 July 2008

shawan_jabarin.jpg Shawan Jabarin, General Director of the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq has had an ongoing travel ban placed on him by the Israeli authorities.

The Alternative Information Center (AIC) demands that the Israeli authorities allow Shawan Jabarin, a leading human rights activist and General Director of the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq (www.alhaq.org), to travel outside the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and to unconditionally and immediately rescind the travel ban currently in place against him. 

Jabarin, a long-time human rights activist, has not been permitted to leave the OPT since March 2006. Israel maintains that “security reasons” preclude Jabarin from leaving the West Bank, although Jabarin has not been charged with any offence and no information about the “security reasons” has been provided to Jabarin or his legal team, making it impossible to legally challenge this ban.

For over two decades, Jabarin has acted to protect and promote the human rights of the Palestinian people. He began as a fieldworker in the southern West Bank for Al-Haq, later acquiring an MA in human rights from Galway University in Ireland before becoming the General Director of Al-Haq. Jabarin is also a veteran activist for a just peace and joint Palestinian-Israeli-international struggle for an end to the occupation in accordance with international law. Jabarin, like thousands of other Palestinians, was on several occasions placed in administrative detention—without charges or trial—by the Israeli authorities. 

Jabarin has petitioned the Israeli High Court to lift the travel ban, and a hearing on this is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, 3 July. To date the High Court has rejected two previous petitions in 2006 and 2007 in this matter.

The travel ban has prevented Jabarin from attending important international conferences, thus negatively impacting his internationally recognized right to work, in addition to his rights to freedom of movement and unhampered ability to work.

AIC members will attend the hearing in solidarity with Shawan and to demonstrate that Palestinians and Israelis can struggle together for a just peace on the basis of international law and common values of justice, equality and community involvement.