Ruin and Humiliation – Qalqilya, 2007

August 2007

During a search for wanted persons in Qalqilya, soldiers destroyed seven housing units and forced male residents of the neighborhood to strip in front of their families and neighbors – one of whom captured the incident on tape.

The footage offers a rare glimpse into military procedures in the West Bank. 

In January 2007, B'Tselem launched it's camera distribution project, a video advocacy project focusing on the Occupied Territories. We provide Palestinians living in high-conflict areas with video cameras, with the goal of bringing the reality of their lives under occupation to the attention of the Israeli and international public, exposing and seeking redress for violations of human rights.

The figures do not include fatalities in the Gaza Strip and Israel during Operation Protective Edge (8 July 2014 through 26 August 2014). These figures will be added once the relevant investigations are complete.