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Petition demands to change the indictment filed against the officer and soldier filmed in Ni'lin: Severe abuse of handcuffed detainee is not "unbecoming conduct"

Petition demands to change the indictment filed against the officer and soldier filmed in Ni'lin: Severe abuse of handcuffed detainee is not "unbecoming conduct" This morning, Ashraf Abu Rahma, who wa
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Palestinian victim of shooting and Israeli human rights organizations demand suspension of legal proceedings in Ni’lin affair

Following the indictments filed this morning (7 August) in the Ni'lin shooting affair, the Palestinian victim and four Israeli human rights organizations demanded that the military Judge Advocate Gene
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B'Tselem: Prosecute soldier who fired 'rubber' bullet at Palestinian detainee, Investigate the involvement of an officer in the event and suspected cover-up

Today, B'Tselem is publishing a video clip documenting a soldier firing a rubber coated steel bullet, from extremely close range, at a cuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee. The shooting took pl
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ACRI and B'Tselem Petition the High Court of Justice against the JAG

Today, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and B'Tselem submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice against the Military Judge Advocate General (JAG). The organizations called on the JAG
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B'Tselem Welcomes Arrest of Border Policemen Suspected of Killing 'Imran Abu Hamdia

B'Tselem urges Border Police commander to act firmly to end abuse by Border Policemen B'Tselem welcomes the arrest of four Border Policemen suspected of beating to death 'Imran Abu Hamdia, 18, in Hebr
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B'Tselem marks twentieth anniversary with a heavy heart: almost 8900 Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict

Today (Sunday, Nov 22nd), Israeli human rights group B'Tselem commemorates 20 years since its founding with release of data collected by the organization from 1989-2009. This period includes many of t
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Military’s investigations into Operation Cast Lead focus on individual soldiers, not unlawful policies

Reveals list of 13 investigations into isolated incidents Today (Wed. Nov 4th), B'Tselem is publishing the most complete list to date of investigations opened by the Military Police Investigations Uni
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Closing case against Col. Shomer integral part of whitewash mechanism which is the military investigative system

The Military Advocate General's (MAG) today announced his decision to close the investigation against OC Binyamin Regional Brigade Col. Yisrael Shomer who killed a Palestinian youth who threw a stone
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B'Tselem to Stop Referring Complaints to the Military Law Enforcement System

“There is no longer any point in pursuing justice and defending human rights by working with a system whose real function is measured by its ability to continue to successfully cover up.” The Israeli
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Testimonies: Prior to incident for which Elor Azaria is facing charges, Ramzi Qasrawi was also executed

Update: B’Tselem does not know of any MPIU investigation in the case of the killing of Ramzi Qasrawi. For updates on the trial of the soldier who shot 'Abd al-Fatah a-Sharif in the head, see here . On