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Tasneem Al-Qadi

HRD, Member
International Federation for Rights and Development

Tasneem Al-Qadi is a Palestinian woman human rights defender, working with the organisation International Federation for Rights and Development, which monitors human rights violations and  development issues. She is also a blogger on social media, with her advocacy focusing on the rights of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisoners, and on the rights of Palestinian women.

Human rights defenders in the OPT are subjected to acts of harassment, restrictions on freedom of movement, stigmatisation, abductions, long periods of arbitrary detention usually under administrative detention orders, illegal searches of their homes and offices and killings. Many of the violations are state-sanctioned, or if not sanctioned at the highest levels of the Israeli political and military establishment, then condoned by the ongoing policy of impunity which permeates the military and judicial system in relation to the OPT.