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A new Israeli report has demolished claims made, by Israeli authorities, that significant 'reforms' have been made to system of military detention and prosecution of Palestinian children. The report, issued by the Israeli human rights NGO B'Tselem, titled as 'Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of ...
Israel's introduction of a military juvenile court in 2009 has failed to achieve any meaningful improvement in the protection of the rights of Palestinian minors facing charges in the military court system, according to a new report by the independent Jerusalem-based B'tselem human rights advocacy group.

B'Tselem expresses its deep sorrow over the killing of Adiel Kolman, a 32-year-old father of four who lived in the settlement of Kochav Hashachar. He was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian in the Old City, East Jerusalem. B'Tselem conveys its sincerest condolences to the Kolman family. The deliberate ...
Al-Jalazun Refugee Camp is located north of Ramallah. The camp and its satellite neighborhoods are home to about 14,000 residents, some 5,000 of whom are minors. In 1977, the settlement of Beit El was established near the camp, bringing with it permanent military presence: soldiers are stationed in ...
Imagine paying a visit to relatives in another country and getting stuck there, away from your partner or children, for months and even years. Far from your home and life, without knowing how long it will be until you can go back. That is the daily reality of hundreds of women who are trapped in the Gaza Strip.
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On the night of 22 February 2018, at approximately 1:00 A.M., about twenty Israeli soldiers entered the city center of Jericho in the West Bank. According to the military, they were on a mission to carry out arrests in the city. Some fifteen minutes later, several soldiers entered a home and searched it, while ...
On 31 January 2018, the Israeli government approved the establishment of what it described as a “new community” on part of the land seized by force by the settlers at Gilad Farm. The settlers have lived on the outpost for many years with the authorities' support, albeit without official approval.
On 9 January 2018, Palestinians fatally shot Israeli Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting near his home in the settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. The shooters fled the scene. In the month that followed, Israeli security forces mounted a search for the suspects, including Ahmad ...
The main – northern – entrance to the Palestinian village of Hizma in the West Bank has been closed off for almost two months, since 16 January 2018. The village is home to some 7,000 people and lies between Jerusalem and Ramallah. To the west, on land expropriated from Hizma, Israel established the ...
Israeli occupation forces killed eight Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip over a three-and-a-half-week period, six of whom were hit in the upper body with live fire, according to NGO B'Tselem. In a report on the Israeli army's use of lethal violence against unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip ...
When 9-year-old Muhammad Abu Haddaf died in hospital in the early hours of 6 December 2017, his mother Nisrin could not be at his bedside as she was nine-months pregnant. Muhammad's father, her husband Saleh, was too afraid to tell her the news. But when she found out from relatives later that ...
After the 9 January 2018 shooting attack in which Palestinians killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach near the settlement outpost of Havat Gilad, settlers threw stones at Palestinian cars travelling... Read full article Back to video mode. Israeli settlers from Havat Gilad settlement outpost pelt Palestinian homes in ...
Since Trump declared on 6 December 2017 that the US embassy would be moved to Jerusalem, demonstrations in Gaza along the fence with Israel have become much more frequent. As in previous rounds of protest, Palestinian youths have thrown stones at Israeli security forces stationed on the other ...
Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem has released their revised account of human rights abuses in the West Bank to include those for the first half of January 2018. The report titled 'A Routine Founded on Violence', which accounts only for the period of 30 December 2017 through 12 January 2018, ...
In its prison facilities, Israel also holds Palestinians from the Gaza Strip. Some of the detainees and prisoners (hereafter: inmates) have been in custody since before Israel's 2005 withdrawal from Gaza, known as the “disengagement”. According to figures provided by the Israel Prison Service (IPS), ...
In the fall of 2016, two new settlement outposts were established in the northern Jordan Valley. They put into practices methods similar to those employed in other instances of Israeli dispossession of Palestinians in the West Bank: The settlement outposts themselves are built on just a few hectares of land, ...

Today (Wednesday, 17 Jan. 2018), a military judge approved the prosecution's request to remand 'Ahed and Nariman Tamimi in custody. The hearing, which was held at Ofer Military Court, is a prime example – one of many thousands – of how rather than serving justice, Israel's military court system is a ...
Amal, the mother of Mahmoud Badran, was probably worried. She worried the way any mother of a 15-year-old boy worries about her son. She worried that the cousins would fool around too much on that hot summer evening in June 2016 at the water park in the West Bank town of Beit Sira. She worried ...
On 6 December 2017, in the early hours of the morning, I was with Muhammad in the surgical ward at the European Hospital. At 2:00 A.M., he stopped breathing. Even though I knew how badly he was doing, and that he wouldn't last much longer, it was hard to accept his death. I loved him so much.
by Noam Sheizaf Between the years 2013 and 2016, Israeli anti-occupation group Yesh Din tracked the police's response to 289 cases of “ideological crimes” ...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has rejected an appeal for a pardon for a soldier jailed for 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker.
In the Palestinian village of Burqah, 86% of men are employed, but 60% work unstable, part time jobs. 75% of families have five or more ...
Palestinian field researcher and spokesperson Nasser Nawaj'ah shared his personal experiences and promoted student activism in Craig ...
So far this year, the IDF has demolished 349 structures, displacing 542 people and 302 children. Israeli human rights NGO B'Tselem warned in ...
The Invisible Walls of Occupation is an online interactive documentary that takes viewers into Burqah, a Palestinian village. Allison Meier21 ...
A Palestinian man sifts through olives during harvest season at a farm south of Gaza City, 16 October. Atia Darwish APA images. Israeli settlers ...
Israelis attending a rally marking 22 years since the assassination of late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, Nov.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman asked the country's president to pardon an Israeli soldier convicted of ...
IDF troops seen patrolling the streets of a Palestinian village near the West Bank city of IDF troops seen patrolling the streets of the Palestinian ...
The exhibition “Fifty Years” is the result of a project in which B'Tselem brought Palestinian and Israeli photographers together with fifty ...
A new report, Unprotected: The Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem, published today (25 October 2017) by human rights ...
Israel subjects detained Palestinian children from Jerusalem to “extensive denial of their rights,” according to a new report. The mistreatment of ...
On 9 August 2017, between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, soldiers entered a-Duheisheh Refugee Camp with the goal of arresting two residents: Raed ...
Palestinian teenagers from East Jerusalem are pulled out of bed in the middle of the night, unnecessarily handcuffed and then made to spend a long time ...
Thousands of people – residents of dozens of Palestinian communities located throughout Area C, the West Bank – face imminent expulsion by Israeli ...
On Saturday morning, 22 July 2017, at about 7:00 A.M., 'Udai Nawaj'ah, 16, his brother Diaa', 18, and his uncle D'as, 33, all from the ...
Thousands of people – residents of dozens of Palestinian communities located throughout Area C, the West Bank – face imminent expulsion by Israeli ...
The gate at the main entrance to Kafr a-Dik, which the military closed. Photo: Abdulkarim Sadi, B'Tselem, 28 Sept. 2017. On 11 August 2017, ...
Maryam Abu Yusef at the family grocery store. Photo: Khaled al-'Azayzeh, B'Tselem, 13 August 1997. We've been suffering water and power ...
Najah al-Qatnani in her home in Gaza City. Photo: Olfat al-Kurd, B'Tselem, 2 Aug. 2017. I was born and raised in al-Jalazun refugee camp in ...
Palestinians watch the Israeli military arrive at the family home of the person who carried out the attack in the settlement of Har Adar. Photo by ...
Israeli rights group B'Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan ...
B'Tselem Executive Director, Hagai El-Ad said, following the State's response submitted earlier today to the High Court of Justice, that the state ...
Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem, one of the handful Israeli organisations consistently calling for an end to the occupation of ...
RAMALLAH, November 17, 2017 (WAFA) – The demolition of a Palestinian home and sealing the family home of a Palestinian prisoner in ...
NABLUS, November 8, 2017 (WAFA) – A Palestinian farmer and his wife were injured on Wednesday when a group of illegal Israeli settlers ...
Israeli rights group B'Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan ...
B'Tselem Executive Director, Hagai El-Ad said, following the State's response submitted earlier today to the High Court of Justice, that the state ...
Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem, one of the handful Israeli organisations consistently calling for an end to the occupation of ...


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