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New report: Presumed Guilty

A new report B’Tselem published today indicates that remand in custody is the rule rather than the exception for Palestinian defendants. Most cases, therefore, end in plea bargains.

48 years of occupation: No cause for celebration

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.

Stop the expulsion in Susiya!

The HCJ is enabling the Civil Administration to demolish the village of Khirbet Susyiya. The absence of official annexation aside, the reality of the matter is that annexation and dispossession are already here in actual fact. Help us stop the expulsion!

International Women’s Day

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.

Black Flag

The legal and moral implications of the policy of attacking residential buildings in the Gaza Strip, summer 2014

National Parks in East Jerusalem

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.

Families bombed at home

During the fighting in Gaza, dozens of residences were bombed while residents were at home. The following infographic lists members of families killed in their homes in 72 incidents of bombing or shelling ((initial figures).

“The Children in Gaza Have Names”

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.

International Women's Day, 2014

a special project to highlight women’s perspective on the fight to counteract human right violations in the West Bank and Gaza.