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5 April 2006

B'Tselem to the IDF: Make open-fire regulations public

The request follows publication of an IDF report that verifies human rights organizations' repeated claims that the regulations are unclear.

4 April 2006

Video testimony: police officers severely beat and abuse a detainee

Police officers took Iyad Shamasneh to a police station in which he was severely beaten and abused. Eventually he was released with no legal action taken against him.

4 April 2006

Police officers assault boys in Jerusalem

On March 12, 2006, plain-clothed police officers assaulted two children, ages 15 and 11, who were on their way home in the neighborhood of Abu Tor in East Jerusalem . The officers beat the two boys and took the older one to a police station where they abused him severely. The family has filed a complaint.

31 March 2006

Israeli civilians killed by Palestinians near Kedumim

B'Tselem strongly condemns the suicide bombing near the gas station at the entrance to the settlement of Kedumim in the northern West Bank, in which 4 Israeli civilians were killed. 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.

20 March 2006

Israeli appeals court voids section of the Separation Barrier in Jerusalem

The Tel-Aviv Magistrate's Court held that the planned route of the barrier, which cuts off the Sheikh Sa'ed neighborhood from the rest of its village, causes disproportionate harm to the daily lives of the residents.

19 March 2006

Soldiers disrupt work in factory near Jenin

Israeli soldiers repeatedly go onto the land of a charcoal plant in Y'abed, Jenin District. The soldiers enter the plant and order the owner and his workers to leave and go home. The army's actions have led to severe losses for the owners from the loss of wood that burned completely while they kept away from the plant.

16 March 2006

Parading of naked prisoners in Jericho violated International Law

B'Tselem and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel, wrote today to the IDF Judge Advocate General (JAG), to demand that the military police investigate the violation of the dignity of the detainees in the IDF's operation in Jericho.

7 March 2006

Targeted Killing in Gaza: Grave Suspicion of a War Crime

Three bystanders were killed in an israeli air force attack in Gaza, all of them minors. B'Tselem requested the Judge Advocate General to order a Military Police investigation into the attack, which may be a war crime.

2 March 2006

Israel plans to imprison five Palestinian villages near Jerusalem in an enclave

Israel plans to run a barrier around five Palestinian villages northwest of Jerusalem , and imprison them in an enclave that will separate them from East Jerusalem and neighboring Palestinian villages.

28 February 2006

Testimony: Israeli soldiers beat Palestinan youths at a checkpoint, February 2006

On the night of 9 February 2005, 'Alaa al-Ma'iwi and 'Alaa Hilkawi were driving home. At the al-Fawar checkpoint, soldiers claimed that the two had weapons and demanded that they hand them over. The soldiers beat them severely and threatened them.