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A Routine Founded on Violence

Israel’s control over roughly five million Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip manifests itself in different ways in their lives. They daily face organized, ongoing state violence, some of it overt, more often hidden. Since Palestinians have no political representation in the Israeli institutions that govern their lives, the potential for arbitrary use of force – physical or administrative – against them is virtually unrestricted. The result is harassment and abuse sometimes for no apparent reason, sometimes based on barely plausible security grounds.

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Life under oppression: An Israeli soldier strikes Palestinian cars with his gun because he didn’t like where they were parked

As part of the separation regime Israel maintains in Hebron city center, the military has installed checkpoints and gates at the entrances to neighborhoods where it does not allow Palestinian vehicular traffic. Local residents must, therefore, leave…
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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 every year in East Jerusalem. Affidavits were…

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