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Temporary displacement of Jordan Valley communities, 2015

On seven different occasions in June, during the fast of Ramadan, the military displaced dozens of Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley for hours on end, for military exercises, some...
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B’Tselem invites theater heads to field visit to view harm caused by Ariel settlement to Palestinian human rights

B'Tselem wrote today to the managers of Israel's theaters, calling them to visit the Northern West Bank and see for themselves the heavy damage to human rights inflicted by the continued existence of
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B'Tselem report indicates most West Bank wastewater is improperly treated, endangering the Mountain Aquifer

In its report Foul Play: Neglect of Wastewater Treatment in the West Bank, published today (Sunday, 28.06.2009), Israeli human rights group B'Tselem warns about the danger inherent in neglecting waste

Foul Play

The report warns about the danger inherent in neglecting wastewater treatment in the West Bank. The report criticizes both Israel and the Palestinian Authority for their failures, which have harmed th

Separation Barrier strangles al-Walajah

Update : On 11 August 2011, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected the residents' petition against the proposed route of the Separation Barrier. The court's decision was made in view of several ch

22 September 2010: Following court petition, Israel will reduce prohibited mining in the West Bank

According to a report in Ha'aretz , Israel will stop Israeli mining activity in the West Bank, which breaches the prohibition in international law on exploiting the natural resources of an occupied te

Barrier to separate Beit Jala residents from their lands, laying groundwork for annexing settlement

Update: In late January 2016 the HCJ denied the two petitions that the Municipality of Beit Jala, Beit Jala landowners and the Silesian women’s monastery in Cremisan filed against construction of a se

Over 90% of water in Gaza Strip unfit for drinking

Elderly man fills water container at public multi-faucet sink of Khan Yunis Water Authority’s wastewater treatment plant. Photo by Muhammad Sabah, B’Tselem, 4 February 2014 Gaza's primary water source