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High Court in precedent-making decision: Dismantle section of the Separation Barrier

On 15 September 2005, an expanded panel of nine justices ordered the state "to reconsider, within a reasonable time, alternatives to the route of the Barrier by Alfe Menashe." The decision followed th

Deir Nizam: Two months of collective punishment after fire in nearby settlement

Roadblock reinstalled at the western entrance to the village. Photo by Iyad Hadad, B’Tselem, 8 January 2017 On the night between Thursday and Friday, 24 and 25 November 2016 – during a period when man

Settlers in Beit Yehonatan, Batan al-Hawa, block road several times a day with police backing, disrupting lives of local Palestinians

The Batan al-Hawa neighborhood in East Jerusalem is densely built. As in many other parts of East Jerusalem, its streets are narrow alleys, often only two to three meters wide. Testimonies given to B’

Israeli military isolates Palestinian neighborhoods in downtown Hebron, making daily life an ordeal

Pharmacy Checkpoint on al-Sahleh Street. In the summer of 2016, the military added an electronic security-check booth and an observation booth and has since prohibited Palestinians aged 16-30 passage

Hebron City Center

Once the commercial hub of the southern West Bank, Hebron city center became the site of several settlement points [very small settlements, often amounting to a handful of families] that Israel establ

Video: 19 years after massacre at Tomb of the Patriarchs, Israel continues to entrench separation policy in Hebron

Israeli security forces divided a road in the center of Hebron, separating it into a paved road for Jews and a narrow, rough passage for Palestinians Since 1994, when settler Baruch Goldstein massacre

Masafer Yatta (Firing Zone 918)

In October and November of 1999 the Israeli military expelled the approximately 700 Palestinian residents of a dozen small villages in the southeastern Hebron Hills, east of Route 317. The residents o

“The [Green] Line is long gone”: Gilo to be expanded, creating annexable bloc that includes Cremisan Valley and extends to Har Gilo

On Wednesday 16 December 2015, a plan to construct 891 residential units on the slopes south of the neighborhood of Gilo was authorized by Jerusalem’s Local Planning Committee to be deposited for revi

Retroactive “laundering” of Itamar, Shvut Rachel, Sansana and Yaqir part of government policy to annex Palestinian land to State of Israel

Several weeks ago, on 21 October 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved a retroactive urban building plan (UBP) for the settlement of Itamar. About a week later, on 29 October, Netanyahu app

B'Tselem appeals to State Attorney’s Office against closing investigative files in case of Milad ‘Ayash, 17, killed by gunfire from East Jerusalem settlement

On 13 May 2011, during protests in connection with Nakba Day there were clashes in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem between demonstrators who threw stones and Molotov cocktails and Israeli se