Updates

"The soldiers removed the furniture... and then picked me up and removed me from the hut... They leveled it completely... Some of the flock and pigeons died under the ruins..."

June 1

The Israeli government has proposed an amendment to its Tort Law intended to exempt Israel from paying compensation to Palestinians injured by the security forces. On June 23, the Knesset Law Committee will hold its next discussion on the law.

June 1

A new report by B'Tselem raises the strong suspicion that during the past year the military engaged in assassinations in the guise of arrest operations.

May 25

The map allows a comparison of the new route approved by the Israeli government with the previous route.

May 6

For the past four and a half years, Israel has severely restricted freedom of movement to and from the Gaza Strip. These restrictions further strangled the Gaza Strip, so much so that the area resembles one gigantic prison.

May 6

"We have difficulties getting out of the house to go to school and to come back home. Almost every day, the settler children block the path for me and my sister, Fida'a, age 14. They throw stones, water and leftover food at us."

May 6

For the past four and a half years, Israel has severely restricted freedom of movement to and from the Gaza Strip. These restrictions further strangled the Gaza Strip, so much so that the area resembles one gigantic prison. The report warns against Israel's attempt to avoid its responsibility toward residents of the Gaza Strip following disengagement.

March 29

B'Tselem has compiled the total number of people killed in Israel and the Occupied Territories since February the 8th 2005, the date of the Sharm el-Sheikh summit.

March 7

Following publication of Sasson report on illegal outposts, B'Tselem reiterates that all settlements are illegal and must be removed.

March 6

"They began to throw stones at my house, shattering a windowpane in the children's room. The window faces the settlers' houses. My children were at home at the time but were not in their room…"

March 6

The map allows a comparison of the new route approved by the Israeli government with the previous route.

March 1

B'Tselem strongly condemns yesterday's attack in the Tel Aviv promenade, in which many civilians were killed and injured.Attacks aimed at civilians undermine all rules of morality and law. Specifically, the intentional killing of civilians is considered a "grave breach" of international humanitarian law and a war crime. Whatever the circumstances, such acts are unjustifiable.

February 26

Despite some improvements, the updated route of the Barrier will continue to cause extensive harm to the human rights of many Palestinians.

February 23

Last week it was reported that an IDF committee recommended that the IDF end its use of punitive house demolitions. B'Tselem called on the military to immediately adopt this recommendation.

February 17

On Feb. 17, 2005, B'Tselem called on Abbas to commute the death sentences and abolish the death penalty.

February 17

On 10 February 2005, Ha'aretz reported that the IDF decided to freeze its plan to dig a trench and demolish houses.

February 10

"They had on heavy military shoes and their kicks hurt. I felt the bones in my back breaking. They punched me a few times in the face and I bled from my nose and mouth. It felt as if blood was coming out of my ears because of the pain..."

February 6

Since the beginning of the al-Aqsa intifada, the IDF has opened only 90 Military Police investigations into Palestinians killed and injured.

February 2

B'Tselem is launching a new and improved website, and errors might emerge in the coming days. Please help us by reporting errors and issues that you encounter to seran@btselem.org.

February 1

I heard a shot being fired and then two or three more. I saw Salah a-Din fall backwards without making a sound.

January 6