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Rasmi al-Khatib, 2006

Rasmi al-Khatib was 13 years old in October 2001, when he was playing soccer with friends. A soldier fired at the children and a bullet struck him. Since then, Rasmi's left arm has been p...
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Udai Abu Hamdiyeh, 2006

'Udai Abu Hamdiyeh was six years old in June 2003, when he was playing with friends near the village's well. A soldier fired at the children, wounding him in the head. The Israeli govern...
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B’Tselem responds to UN Gaza commission report: The leaders must take responsibility, not hide behind propaganda

Ruins in Beit Hanoun. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B’Tselem, 5 August 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s blanket rejection of the findings published today, 22 June 2015, by the UN commission of inquiry

Whitewash Protocol

In the summer of 2014, Israeli security forces killed 1,391 people, including 526 minors, who did not participate in the fighting. The report describes how Israel creates the false appearance of inves

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

Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Seeing that while seeking means to preserve peace and prevent armed conflicts between nations, it is likewise necessary to bear in mind the case where the appeal to arms has been brought about by even

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

The Occupied Territories and International Law

International law establishes the normative framework binding on Israel in its conduct in the Occupied Territories. The relevant provisions are enshrined in two branches of law: international humanita