Soldier firing tear-gas directly at demonstrators. Photo from video footage.
HR groups: "Stop whitewashing suspected crimes in Gaza"
Israeli human rights organizations repeated their demand that the Attorney General hold an independent investigation into the military's conduct during operation "Cast Lead", in light of chilling testimonies of soldiers published in the media.
Hamas must release Gilad Shalit immediately and unconditionally
On Saturday, 21.3.09, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will have been held hostage for 1000 days. Hamas must release him unconditionally.
Forces using tear-gas canisters as weapons
The judge advocate general must immediately reinforce the prohibition on aiming tear-gas canisters directly at demonstrators, a practice that has already resulted in severe injuries.
High Court permits punitive house demolition
On 18 March, the Israeli High Court of Justice allowed the state to demolish the home of the family of Husam Dwayat, who carried out an attack in Jerusalem last July. Collective punishment of persons who are held innocent is forbidden under international law.
Do not use patients as political tools
HR organizations protest the Palestinian Authority's refusal to authorize medical treatment in Israel and Israel's insistence on a PA promise to pay for treatment.
Prize awarded to B'Tselem and al-Haq
B'Tselem protests Israel's refusal to let al-Haq's executive director leave the West Bank to receive the award in Holland.