B'Tselem strongly condemns the attack south of Hebron, in which an Israeli civilian was killed. Attacks aimed at civilians undermine all rules of morality and law.
As in previous years, B'Tselem has once again documented cases in which IDF and police personnel stood by while Palestinian farmers were being attacked by settlers.
Following the announcement that Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz requested the approval of Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to demolish the homes of suicide-bombers' families, B'Tselem requested the attorney general to prevent the illegal policy from being reinstituted.
B'Tselem strongly condemns the attack at the Netanya Mall, in which five Israeli civilians were killed and many were injured. Attacks aimed at civilians undermine all rules of morality and law.
Following B'Tselem' s complaint, the Department for the Investigation of Police recommended that Border Police officers be tried for severely maltreating a Palestinian in early April 2004.
On the night of 23 October 2005, soldiers fired gunshots and missiles at a house in the Nur Shams refugee camp, near Tulkarm, without first warning the occupants to leave. The shelling caused a fire to break out, while residents, including small children, were still inside.
State Attorney's Office filed an application for a rehearing. Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz stated that he wanted to appear before the court and explain the importance of the procedure.
High Court President Barak demanded that the State provide more detailed information to prove its claim that family reunification facilitates terror.
IDF soldiers order taxi driver and passengers to undress in public and detain them for hours wrapped in nylon sheets.
B'Tselem today urged Interior Minister Ophir Pines-Paz not to change the status of the Modi'in Illit settlement from a local council to a municipality. B'Tselem explained that turning the settlement into a municipality would violate international law, and intensify the violation of the human rights of the Palestinian on whose land the settlement was built.
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.