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Human rights organizations from Israel condemn vicious attacks on Amnesty International

February 3, 2022 – As human rights organizations based in Israel, striving to protect and defend the rights of all people in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, we are writing to express our grave concern about the vicious attacks on Amnesty International, following the publication of its report Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of […]

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Court sanctioned war crime committed in broad daylight

Israel committed an attempted forcible transfer – a war crime – against residents of Humsah. In a break from the previous five demolitions in the community within less than a year, yesterday, Israeli soldiers and Civil Administration staff removed the contents of some residents’ homes and transported the items to an area located near ‘Ein Shibli, […]

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B’tselem: The current violence throughout Israel/Palestine is an outcome of the apartheid regime that controls the entire area

May 14, 2021 – The current violence throughout Israel/Palestine is an outcome of the apartheid regime that controls the entire area. Under this regime, about half of the people who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea – Jews – are able to lead full lives and enjoy protection of their human rights, […]

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This is apartheid: Israeli regime promotes and perpetuates Jewish supremacy between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River

More than 14 million people, roughly half of them Jews and the other half Palestinians, live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea under a single rule. The common perception in public, political, legal and media discourse is that two separate regimes operate side by side in this area, separated by the Green Line. […]

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Human rights organizations to Israeli government: Lift movement restrictions against Amnesty Intl. employee

May 26, 2020 – Today, 15 organizations publish a joint statement calling to lift movement restrictions against Amnesty International employee: “We stand in solidarity with our colleague from Amnesty International, Laith Abu Zeyad, and demand that Israel lift the movement restrictions barring him from leaving the Occupied Territories. His petition against the restrictions imposed upon him will be heard on 31 May 2020.   Targeting Abu Zeyad is yet another example of Israel’s […]

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Report reveals chronology of Israeli landgrab, abuse and violence in Palestinian neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah

May 19, 2020 – As Israel prepares to mark Jerusalem Day this Thursday (May 21), B’Tselem is releasing a new report describing life in the Palestinian neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah 53 years after East Jerusalem was annexed to Israel. Over the past year, al-‘Esawiyah has become a flashpoint because of a police operation designed primarily to […]

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Israeli-made nightmare scenario: COVID-19 in Gaza

March 23, 2020 – The spread of COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip will be a massive disaster, resulting entirely from the unique conditions created by more than a decade of Israeli blockade: a failing healthcare system, extreme poverty, dependence on humanitarian aid, dysfunctional infrastructure and harsh living conditions that compromise public health – even before […]

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B’Tselem: Israeli “investigations” into 2018 Gaza protests a whitewashing mechanism to allow further killing

March  18, 2019 – Ahead of the UN Security Council meeting today (Monday, 18 March 2019) on the findings of the UN commission of inquiry into the 2018 Gaza protests, B’Tselem has issued a position paper explaining that Israel’s promise to “investigate” 11 incidents in which protesters were killed is mere propaganda. In a letter, B’Tselem’s director, Hagai El-Ad called upon the head of […]

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B’Tselem: Gaza not “combat zone” – shooting at demonstrators a crime

March 29, 2018 – Ahead of the Palestinian demonstrations planned to start tomorrow (Friday) in Gaza, Israeli officials have repeatedly threatened to respond with lethal force. Completely ignoring the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and Israel’s responsibility for it, they are couching the planned protest in terms of a security risk, framing the demonstrators as terrorists […]

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Over 7,000 people collectively punished in Israel

Jan. 24, 2018 – For more than a week, the Israeli military has been severely restricting access into and out of the Palestinian village of Hizma in the West Bank, apparently in response to stone-throwing along a nearby road. Soldiers have been deployed at all entrances to the village, and physical roadblocks have been put […]

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B’Tselem to Netanyahu: Demolishing Palestinian communities – a war crime for which you would bear personal liability

Sept. 5, 2017 – Yesterday, 4 September 2017, B’Tselem sent a grave letter to Israel’s prime minister, the defense minister, the chief of staff and the head of the Civil Administration, cautioning that demolition of the Palestinian communities of Susiya and Khan al-Ahmar as planned would constitute a war crime for which they would bear personal liability. B’Tselem made […]

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