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Crossing the Line

The report is a unique study on the infringement of the human rights of the tens of thousands of Palestinian workers staying in Israel without a permit.

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The voice of Muhammad Dababseh

Update : On 22 August 2011 the Department for the Investigation of Police notified B’Tselem that the case had been closed for lack of evidence. On 15 December 2011, Attorney Gaby Lasky filed an appeal

30 June 2010: Security forces suspected of three cases of abusing Palestinians in recent months

Update: Ashraf A'mar - The two parallel cases that had been opened by the DIP and MPIU to examine the circumstances of the incident were closed upon conclusion of the investigations; Zidan a-Samamreh

Figures on comprehensive closure days*

2017 Month No. of comprehensive closure days Jan. 0 Feb. 0 March 4 April 8 May 2 June 0 July 0 Aug. 0 Sept. 6 Oct. 12 Nov. 0 Dec. 0 Total 32 2016 Month No. of comprehensive closure days Jan. 0 Feb. 0

Military Police investigating suspicion that soldiers severely abused Palestinian workers, following B'Tselem's report

Update: The MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that in May 2013 the investigation of Salman Zagharneh's had not yet been completed. With regard to the investigation of Muhammad Eqneibi's case, on 1 January 2

29 Oct. '09: Suspicion: soldiers shot to death a Palestinian driver who did not endanger their lives

Update: On 12 September 2010, the MAG Corps informed B’Tselem that is would not launch an investigation of the incident, explaining that at the time of the incident a-Tawil was driving Palestinians wh

International Workers’ Day: The most invisible workers in Israel

Photo by Ron Amir, 2012, from a series depicting the lives of Palestinians working in Israel. The persons photographs are unrelated to the witnesses. A couple of week ago we spoke with a number of Pal

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