In direct reaction to Israel provoking the Al Aqsa Intifada, on October 19, 2000, the then United Nations Human Rights Commission (now Council) condemned Israel for inflicting â€śwar crimesâ€ť and â€ścrimes against humanityâ€ť upon the Palestinian people, some of whom are Christians, but most of whom are Muslims.[i]
Persecution of members of the Palestinian community in Iraq began almost immediately after the US led invasion in April 2003. Palestinians were subject to harassment, targeted attacks, kidnapping, abduction, torture and extra-judicial killings by the Iraqi government and militias
An International Conference of â€śSolidarity with the Palestinian & Arab Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Occupation Jails", sponsored by the League of Arab States and hosted by the Republic of Iraq, will be held on 11 & 12 of December 2012 in Baghdad.