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Barrier along Route 317

In October 2003, the Israeli government decided to build the separation barrier in the South Hebron Hills area north of the area’s main road, Route 317, which connects the settlement of Carmel with th

Access eased for Gaza farmers and fisherman

Gaza fishermen's port. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem. 16 Feb. 2012. Media reports state that in the ceasefire negotiations to end Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel and Hamas reached understandings

Let Gaza Breathe

Jessica Montell in an Op-ed first publish in the New York Times Conversations about the current fighting in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel generally deteriorate into a playground argument about wh

The Paris Protocol

The Paris Protocol is the framework establishing the interim-period economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The Protocol was signed in April 1994 and is part of Oslo 1, which

22 Feb. 2012: State allows al-Haq Director to go abroad for first time in 6 years

Joint statement by Adalah, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), B’Tselem, Gisha, Physicians for Human Rights, The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, Rabbis for Human Rights, Yes

24.7.07: The siege on the Gaza Strip

In June 2007, Hamas took over power in the Gaza Strip. Since then, the area has been under siege. Following Hamas's takeover, Israel changed the movement arrangements at the five Gaza border-crossing

29 June 2011: Separation Barrier moved, but some 1,300 dunams of Bil’in land remain on other side

In the past week, almost four years after the Israeli High Court order on the matter, the army dismantled the section of the Separation Barrier built on land of the Bil’in village within the West Bank

The occupation routine in Balata Refugee Camp near Nablus: Army regularly accompanies hundreds of Jewish worshippers to “Joseph’s Tomb,” imposing draconian restrictions on the residents

The “Joseph’s Tomb” compound is situated on the eastern outskirts of Nablus, close to Balata Refugee Camp. In an unusual step, the Interim Accords (“Oslo Agreement”) established that the compound woul

So Near and Yet So Far

Joint report with HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual The report explores Palestinians’ right to family life in view of Israel’s isolationist policy, which practically prohibits passage