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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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UN report is a reminder: Over 1.5 million people live in the Gaza Strip. It is not a battlefield

Brief humanitarian ceasefire in Beit Hanoun, 26 July 2014. Photo: Muhamad Sabah, B'Tselem. Last summer’s Gaza conflict, known as Operation Protective Edge, began on 8 July 2014 and ended about fifty d
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16 Jan. '12: High Court sanctions looting: Israeli quarries in the West Bank

The resources of an occupied territory are supposed to be used to benefit the local population, unless they are needed for an urgent military purpose. However, in a judgment given on 26 December 2011,