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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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Soldiers detain 7-year-old in Hebron and threaten his mother to arrest him next time

On Thursday, 16 December 2021, seven-year-old Muhannad Misk left home in the a-Sheikh neighborhood of Hebron’s Old City and went to play in the local French Library, which was offering activities for children. About an hour later, on his way home,…
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Unwilling and Unable

A joint report by the Palestinian Centre for Human rights (PCHR) and B’Tselem which analyzes the investigations Israel claims to have conducted following the Great March of Return protests, which were held for about a year and a half in the Gaza…