Al-Marsad condemns plans by the Israeli government to build 1600 homes in the illegal Israeli settlement of Katzrin in the Occupied Syrian Golan. According to reports yesterday, the Israeli Finance Ministry has approved plans for the construction of 1600 homes in the illegal Israeli settlement of Katzrin in the Occupied Syrian Golan. Katzrin is the…

Al-Marsad and the Democratic Progress Institute (DPI) publish a new report examining the Syrian refugee crisis from a conflict-resolution and human rights perspective, focusing on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan – who together have received around three-quarters of Syrian refugees. The Syrian refugee crisis has been described as ‘the greatest humanitarian crisis in a…

For more than 5 years, Syria has been suffering a terrible conflict that has caused death and destruction, resulting in gross international law violations, in a seemingly endless and indescribable cruel chaos. Parties to the conflict in Syria, on all sides, have deliberately targeted and bombarded civilian-inhabited areas, launching missiles and rockets on areas containing no…

On 9 September 2016 Al-Marsad submitted an objection to the “Hermon National Park” plan. The objection was submitted to the Israeli District Planning Committee in Nazareth, in the name of 40 people from the Syrian villages of Majdal Shams and Ein Qynia in the Occupied Syrian Golan. The objection was submitted by Al-Marsad lawyers, Karame…

In September 2016, Al-Marsad wrote to the EU Delegation to Israel, EU Member State embassies and embassies of the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council, regarding the illegal demolition of a home in the Occupied Syrian Golan by the Israeli authorities. Al-Marsad called on these countries, in line with their duty to act under…

Yesterday, at approximately 11 in the morning, Israeli bulldozers, under the protection of hundreds of police officers and Special Forces, demolished the home of Mr. Bassam Jamil Ibrahim in the village of Majdal Shams, in the Occupied Syrian Golan. The Israeli authorities have justified the destruction of Mr. Bassam Ibrahim’s home on the basis that…

Al-Marsad calls on the international community to ensure an effective peace process to end the ongoing war in Syria. For more than 5 years, Syria has been suffering a terrible conflict that has caused death, destruction, gross international law violations in a seemingly endless and indescribably cruel chaos. As stated by the 2016 Report of the…

Al-Marsad publishes its report ‘The Syrian Situation – International Humanitarian Law Violations and the Call for Justice’. Since 2011 Syria has been devastated by a ferocious civil war that escalated into an internationalised conflict, in which government forces, rebel groups, extremist and terrorist groups, foreign fighters, and international powers are involved. Syria has become the arena…