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Fayza Aby Shamsiya

Fayza Abu Shamsiyya

Human Rights Defenders Palestine

Fayza Abu Shamsiyya is a woman human rights defender and a member of ‘Human Rights Defenders Palestine’ with whom she documents human rights violations committed against Palestinians. She is also a volunteer with the ‘Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling’ where she studies the environmental consequences of the Israeli occupation.

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.