On Feb. 17, 2005, B'Tselem called on Abbas to commute the death sentences and abolish the death penalty.
On 10 February 2005, Ha'aretz reported that the IDF decided to freeze its plan to dig a trench and demolish houses.
"They had on heavy military shoes and their kicks hurt. I felt the bones in my back breaking. They punched me a few times in the face and I bled from my nose and mouth. It felt as if blood was coming out of my ears because of the pain..."
Since the beginning of the al-Aqsa intifada, the IDF has opened only 90 Military Police investigations into Palestinians killed and injured.
I heard a shot being fired and then two or three more. I saw Salah a-Din fall backwards without making a sound.
Israel’s regime of occupation is inextricably bound up in human rights violations. B’Tselem strives to end the occupation, as that is the only way forward to a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality are ensured to all people, both Palestinian and Israeli, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.