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Joint Statement: QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES, INCLUDING PALESTINE<br>submitted by Habitat International Coalition and Al Mezan Center

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5 February 2005

Written statement submitted by Habitat International Coalition (HIC),a non-governmental organization in special consultative status (Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza)) This document reports on Israel's systematic and aggravated violations of Palestinian civilians, right to adequate housing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) since the 59th session of the Commission on Human Rights (2003), as well as the consequent breaches of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), (ratified by Israel in 1991), the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (1949) and The Hague Regulations (1907).