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New report to mark 46 years of occupation: Israel's control of Area C harms Palestinians throughout West Bank

Children of the Jahalin tribe. Israel plans to expel the area’s Bedouin villagers to expand the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim (background). Photo: ‘Amer ‘Awad, Reuters, 16 June 2012 Israel’s policy in A
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B'Tselem to Levy Committee: Don't miss the opportunity to make the government uphold the rule of law

The Committee to Examine the State of Construction in the West Bank, Chaired by Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) Edmund Levy, is expected to announce its position in the near future. In anticipation of th
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Separation not only on buses, but also on streets of Hebron

Update : Since the video footage was aired, Border Police officers at the checkpoint allow Palestinian pedestrians to walk on either side of the road. Israeli security forces divided a road in the cen
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New B’Tselem Report reveals how Israel Turned Private Palestinian Land into State Land

The issue of land ownership in the West Bank has recently been on the Israeli public agenda following a High Court ruling that the settlement outpost of Migron must be dismantled, as it is located on
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Attempt at bus segregation appalling

Following disclosure that the Ministry of Transport is considering separate bus lines for Palestinians in the West Bank, Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has stated that the ministry, like all othe
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Ten years on: Israel did not uphold its promise to prevent the separation barrier from harming Palestinians

Abandoned house near the Separation Barrier in the town of Bir Nabala, 24 September. Photo: Anne Paq, Ten years after construction began on the Separation Barrier, a new B’Tselem rep
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Five attacks on olive harvesters and damaged olive groves in four days

Events raise suspicion that Security forces not prepared to protect Palestinian olive harvesters and their property from settler violence Between October 7th and 10th, 2012, with the start of the West
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The writing is on the wall: Defense Minister must act to prevent next "Price Tag" incident

Anticipating possible settler reprisals to the evacuation of the Ulpana Hill, human rights organizations call on security services to prepare in advance. Five human rights organizations sent an urgent
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Sharp increase in West Bank home demolition

Civil Administration demolished more Palestinian homes this year than in all of last year. Last week alone, 33 residential structures were demolished in the Jordan Valley and southern Hebron hills In