It’s been 48 years since 1967. Decades of rule over another people, of trampling its rights in all spheres of life amounts to a permanent situation, not the temporary one that is the very definition of occupation. This cannot go on forever, but Israel’s government does not believe the occupation must end. We do. Join us.
States of combat and human rights violations have a distinctive impact on women. It is important that we hear their voices. In honor of International Women’s Day we asked Palestinian women to interview other Palestinian women about their hopes, dreams and sources of inspiration.
Since East Jerusalem was annexed, several national parks have been declared in or adjacent to Palestinian neighborhoods, thereby restricting their development and promoting immaterial aims such as maintaining a Jewish majority in Jerusalem.
During Operation Protective Edge B’Tselem recorded a radio spot that recited names of children killed in Gaza. The Israel Broadcast Authority wouldn’t air it, on the grounds of being “controversial”. B’Tselem appealed the decision to the HCJ but was denied. B’Tselem proceeded to post the spot on Facebook and it reached over a million people.
Israel’s regime of occupation is inextricably bound up in human rights violations. B’Tselem strives to end the occupation, as that is the only way forward to a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality are ensured to all people, both Palestinian and Israeli, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.