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No Accountability

Accountability for human rights violations is crucial to justice and the rule of law. Israel shirks this responsibility when it comes to its actions in the Occupied Territories, instead putting in place systems which do no more than offer the semblance of law enforcement, in both criminal and civil law. Those responsible go unpunished and victims are denied compensation, apart from rare exceptions that merely serve to reinforce the illusion of a functioning law enforcement system. Not only does the lack of deterrence and oversight enable human rights abuse, it also facilitates the continuation of the occupation itself. 

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Israeli sniper fatally shoots Malek Hamdan (20) while Palestinians throw stones at soldiers

Malek Hamdan. Photo courtesy of familyOn Friday, 14 May 2021, at around 4:30 P.M., some 15 young Palestinians headed from the village of Salem, east of Nablus, towards Route 555, which bypasses the village and connects the settlements of Itamar and…

The Israeli Attorney General’s memorandum

B’Tselem’s analysis finds AG’s claims, that the ICC has no jurisdiction in Palestine, rely on intentional misquotation, disregard for international law and an absurd misrepresentation of reality. Contrary to the AG’s position, the ICC has…