Human Rights In The Gaza Strip
Human rights in Israel refers to the human rights record of Israel as evaluated by intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and human rights activists, often in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the wider Arab-Israeli conflict and Israel internal politics.
Israel is a multiparty parliamentary democracy. It is described as a Jewish state in the Declaration of Independence, but is also home to religious and ethnic minorities, some of whom report de facto discrimination. In the Palestinian territories, successive Israeli governments have been subject to international criticism by governments and human rights groups worldwide. . One of the Basic Laws of Israel, intended to form the basis of a future constitution, Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, is a major tool for safeguarding human rights and civil liberties in the State of Israel.
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