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Israel Rejects Work Visa to HRW’s Israel and Palestine Director

HeadlineFeb 27, 2017

Human Rights Watch is speaking out after the Israeli government rejected a work visa for the organization’s Israel and Palestine director, Omar Shakir, claiming Human Rights Watch is engaged in “Palestinian propaganda.” This is Shakir.

Omar Shakir: “We received a response on Monday informing us that our request had been denied on the basis that Human Rights Watch was not a real human rights organization, that instead we were engaging in propaganda and falsely raising the banner of human rights.”

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