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Testimony: Wiam al-Kafarneh, 3, is severely injured when the army shells her house and dies the next day, Beit Hanun, Jan. '09

Jamal al-Kafarneh, farmer Until 4 January, my wife and I lived with our three sons and three daughters in a two-storey house on a-Sikka Street in Beit Hanun. On Saturday, 3 January, around 8:30 in the

Testimony: A-Shteiwi family besieged in their house under shelling for 12 days, Jan '09

Jaber a-Shteiwi, farmer Our house is made of asbestos. On Saturday, 3 January, we moved to my son Sami's house because of the shelling by the Israeli army. His house, which is in the a-Zeitun neighbor
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Alongside welcome, albeit limited, improvements, B'Tselem warns that so long as the settlement enterprise and the siege on Gaza continue, there will be no real improvement in human rights

The siege on Gaza: Collective punishment of 1.5 million people Israel continues its siege on the Gaza Strip, which began in 2007. As a result, until June 2010, 95 percent of the factories and workshop
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Better late than never: even two years since Operation Cast Lead, an independent Israeli investigation is crucial to achieve accountability and prevent future violations

Two years since to completion of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, B'Tselem renews its call to Israel to open an independent, effective investigation into the grave suspicions of violations of hu
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10 years to the second Intifada – summary of data

Casualties in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians (29.9.2000 to 26.9.2010) Israeli security forces killed 6371 Palestinians, of whom 1317 were minors. At least 2996 of the fatalities did
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B'Tselem's Annual Report 2009-2010: Easing of movement along with continuation of the Gaza siege and the settlement enterprise

83 Palestinians and 7 Israelis killed in conflict since operation Cast Lead Israel demolished 92 homes in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since 2009. Home demolition was frozen in East Jerusa
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Human Rights groups in Israel in response to Goldstone Report: Israel Must Investigate 'Operation Cast Lead'

With the publication of the Goldstone Committee report today, human rights organizations in Israel are studying the report and its conclusions, and they call upon the Israeli Government to take the re
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Military's attack on "Breaking the Silence" is groundless, given its refusal to investigate events in Operation Cast Lead

In light of the Israeli military's attack against the credibility of the soldiers' testimonies issued by “Breaking the Silence”, B'Tselem has urgently sent the Minister of Defense copies of letters pr
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Grave suspicion of extra-judicial execution in Bethlehem killings

B'Tselem wrote to Israel's Attorney General and the military's Judge Advocate General demanding that they order criminal investigations into the killing of four Palestinians, Muhammad Shehadeh, Ahmad
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B'Tselem: 131 Palestinians who did not participate in the hostilities killed by Israel's security forces in 2007

B'Tselem today releases its year-end report. According to B'Tselem data, the number of Israelis and Palestinians killed in clashes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip dropped. However, there has been