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Joint report with HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual The report reveals broad, systemic abuse by Israeli authorities of the human rights of hundreds of Palestinian teenagers arrested ev

Backed by the System

Joint report with HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual Sleep deprivation; prolonged binding; verbal and sometimes physical abuse; exposure to heat and cold; poor, meager food; small, foul

The Occupation's Fig Leaf

The report explains the reasons behind B’Tselem’s decision to no longer refer complaints to the military law enforcement system. It was made based on information compiled from hundreds of complaints B

Getting Off Scot-Free

Over the past twenty years, Israel has taken measures to guarantee a nearly blanket exemption from its obligation under international law to pay compensation to Palestinians harmed by its security for

Military disrupting life in Deir Abu Mash’al for 2 weeks, since 3 residents killed Border Police officer

The Palestinian village of Deir Abu Mash'al lies some 25 kilometers northwest of Ramallah. It has a population of about 5,000, many of whom work in Ramallah. About 150 of the residents work in Israel

Police officers assault girl aged 15 in her home and take her for interrogation

On 22 August 2017, at about 1:00 PM, several dozen Border Police officers and members of the Yasam special patrol unit, some with their faces covered, entered the yard of the S. family home in the Sil

The occupation routine in Balata Refugee Camp near Nablus: Army regularly accompanies hundreds of Jewish worshippers to “Joseph’s Tomb,” imposing draconian restrictions on the residents

The “Joseph’s Tomb” compound is situated on the eastern outskirts of Nablus, close to Balata Refugee Camp. In an unusual step, the Interim Accords (“Oslo Agreement”) established that the compound woul

Israeli police violently arrest dozens of Palestinians, including minors, at al-Aqsa Mosque

On 27 July 2017, about 120 Palestinians, some of them Israeli citizens, remained at al-Aqsa Mosque after the evening prayer. They were planning to spend the night there, for fear they would not be all
Press Release

Gas grenades, harassment of students, and detention of teachers: going to school under occupation (video documentation)

In October and November 2017, B'Tselem documented four instances when soldiers harassed students and teachers from an elementary school in Hebron. The school is situated a few dozen meters from the ro
Press Release

Video footage: Israeli soldiers beat Palestinian young man in Hebron

B’Tselem received video footage that shows a large group of Israeli soldiers violently dragging a Palestinian young man, and physically abusing him. A Palestinian resident of Hebron began filming the