Unemployed fishermen on the Rafah coast. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, 15 December 2009. In recent years, Israel has gradually tightened the restrictions on fishing in the Gaza Strip.
Investigate takeover of flotilla to Gaza
B'Tselem demands that Israel immediately open an independent, non-military investigation into the circumstances of the military takeover of the ships, during which dozens of activists were killed or injured.
Siege on Gaza: 1.5 million imprisoned
Israel has imposed a tight blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007, collectively punishing the entire population there. More than 70 percent of Gazans now depend on aid from international organizations to obtain food.
Border Police officer charged with killing boy
Following Yesh Din and B'Tselem's complaint, an indictment for negligent manslaughter was filed on 25 May '10 against the border police officer who shot 10 -year-old Ahmad Musa in Ni'lin in July '08.
Army fires at Palestinians near Gaza-Israel fence
The army has classified the area along Gaza's border with Israel a no-go zone, where anybody entering may be shot. This policy endangers the many farmers who work land there and has already resulted in the killing and injury of persons who entered the zone, although they endangered nobody.
A license to loot: the Derekh Ha'avot outpost
On 25 April '10, the state informed the High Court of Justice that it is considering approval of an outpost established in 2001 in the Etzion Bloc, on land that, according to residents of al-Khader, belongs to them. This position sanctions looting of land and the ongoing building violations in all settlements.
High Court approves harmful route of Separation Barrier near Sheikh Sa'ed
The High Court of Justice recently approved part of the Separation Barrier's route in the Jerusalem area. The route will separate Sheikh Sa'ed from its parent village, Jabel Mukaber, where its residents receive many of their services, and will result in grave infringement of their rights.
Three Palestinians executed in Gaza
B'Tselem strongly condemns the execution, on 18 May '10, of three Palestinians convicted of serious criminal offences, including murder and rape, by the Hamas government in Gaza. The death penalty violates the basic right to life and must under no circumstance be imposed.