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adalahPalestinian Rights within Israel's 1948 borders

Palestinians comprise about 20% of the population within Israel's 1948 borders and they face severe discrimination. Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, has collated the discriminatory laws:

"Adalah’s Discriminatory Laws Database (DLD) is an online resource comprising a list of over 65 Israeli laws that discriminate directly or indirectly against Palestinian citizens in Israel and/or Palestinian residents of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) on the basis of their national belonging.  The discrimination in these laws is either explicit – “discrimination on its face” – or, more often, the laws are worded in a seemingly neutral manner, but have or will likely have a disparate impact on Palestinians in their implementation...." Read more