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Draconian measures against deprived population not a solution

A police cordon at the entrance to the neigbourhood of al-'Esawiyah. 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 8 Sept. 2014 In response to recent events in East Jerusalem, various officials made media statements recent

No proper medical care for Gaza patients not at death’s door

Patients in a-Shifa hospital, Gaza. Photo: Suhaib Salem, Reuters. Gaza’s health care system is riddled with deficiencies and is unable to fully meet the needs of the population. Israel allows most pat

Intl. Workers' Day: No cause for celebration for Palestinians working in Israel

Eyal Checkpoint. Photo: ‘Abd al-Karim Sa’adi, B'Tselem, 2 June 2013 Tomorrow, 1 May, marks International Workers’ Day. For Palestinian workers, there is not much cause for celebration: the day is a pa

Video: Harsh conditions persist at checkpoints where Palestinian laborers enter Israel

In early June 2013, B'Tselem field researchers documented conditions at Tarqumya Checkpoint in the southern West Bank and at Eyal Crossing in the northern West Bank, both of which serve as entry point

Testimony: Soldiers beat and abuse Palestinian student at the Za’tara checkpoint and nearby, November 2009

Update: On 1 January 2012 the MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that upon conclusion of the investigation, the file had been closed. The grounds for closing the case were not given. According to a testimony

Military repeatedly blocks access road to 'Azzun, collectively punishing thousands of residents

Blocked access road from 'Azzun to road 55.Photo: 'Abd al-Karim Sa'adi,B'Tselem, 16.6.13 The village of 'Azzun, population approximately 10,000, is located east of the city of Qalqiliya and between th

Military forces some 80 residents of Ibziq, half of them minors, to spend two nights away from home because of military training

Today, 20 November 2016, Civil Administration officials arrived at the community of Ibziq, north of Tubas, and told 14 families who live near the Separation Barrier and number 78 people, including 42

Israel’s security forces punish residents of the village of Kobar for an attack perpetrated by a Kobar resident, July-August 2017

Nearly three weeks after the stabbing attack in Halamish, the military continues to impose collective punishment on the residents of Kubar, the village where the assailant lived. Very early this morni

Authorities continue to harass al-Hadidiyah community

Update: On 10 December 2015 Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) issued an interim injunction in the petition filed by families from al-Hadidiyah. The injunction orders authorities not to demolish the

Israeli security forces punish town of Silwad, near Ramallah, for car-ramming attack by local resident

On 6 April 2017, Malek Hamed – a resident of the Palestinian town of Silwad – carried out a car-ramming attack at a hitchhiking station at the intersection near the settlement of Ofra, Ramallah Distri