From January 2004 to the time of this incident, Israeli security forces have killed 157 persons in actions to arrest wanted persons in the West Bank. At least 35 of the fatalities were civilians who were not wanted.
The circumstances of the incident raise the grave suspicion that the attack was disproportionate. Attacks of this kind are defined as a war crime.
The cessation of the transfer of tax moneys and financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority by Israel and the donor states has created a severe shortage of medicines and medical equipment and goods in hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The amendment severely infringes the right to family life, separates couples, and detaches parents from their children.
The youth arrived at the police station to file a complaint, but ended up being detained by the police on a counter complaint filed by the officer.
The circumstances under which 'Itaf Zalat was killed in Tulkarem raise the grave suspicion that Israeli security forces acted as if they were conducting an assassination rather than an arrest operation.
Even in its new, amended, route, the barrier in the Ariel-Kdumim area will severely infringe upon the human rights of thousands of Palestinians who live nearby, only to allow for the annexation of 15 Jewish settlements as well as huge swaths of land for their future expansion.
A 41km-long concrete barricade Israel is building in the suthern Hebron hills, will further isolate over 3,000 Palestinians living in 18 cave-villages southeast of Route 317, who are dependent for basic supplies and services on the town of Yatta .
Israel continues to assert decisive control over many aspects of life in Gaza, and therefore bears the legal obligation to respect the rights of Gaza residents.
Thirteen civilians, five of them minors, were killed by Qassam rockets that Palestinians fired into Israel and at Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority has the duty to prevent attacks against Israeli civilians.
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.