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B'Tselem's Annual Report 2009-2010: Easing of movement along with continuation of the Gaza siege and the settlement enterprise

83 Palestinians and 7 Israelis killed in conflict since operation Cast Lead Israel demolished 92 homes in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since 2009. Home demolition was frozen in East Jerusa
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Human Rights groups in Israel in response to Goldstone Report: Israel Must Investigate 'Operation Cast Lead'

With the publication of the Goldstone Committee report today, human rights organizations in Israel are studying the report and its conclusions, and they call upon the Israeli Government to take the re
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Military's attack on "Breaking the Silence" is groundless, given its refusal to investigate events in Operation Cast Lead

In light of the Israeli military's attack against the credibility of the soldiers' testimonies issued by “Breaking the Silence”, B'Tselem has urgently sent the Minister of Defense copies of letters pr
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Grave suspicion of extra-judicial execution in Bethlehem killings

B'Tselem wrote to Israel's Attorney General and the military's Judge Advocate General demanding that they order criminal investigations into the killing of four Palestinians, Muhammad Shehadeh, Ahmad
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B'Tselem: 131 Palestinians who did not participate in the hostilities killed by Israel's security forces in 2007

B'Tselem today releases its year-end report. According to B'Tselem data, the number of Israelis and Palestinians killed in clashes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip dropped. However, there has been
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B'Tselem to IDF Chief of Staff Ya'alon: Adopt the Recommendation to Stop House Demolitions

Punitive house demolition is a severe violation of international humanitarian law. The Committee appointed by IDF Chief of Staff, Moshe Ya'alon to study the army's policy on house demolitions has reco
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Human Rights Organizations to Mazuz: Order IDF to Cancel Plan for Mass House Demolitions in Rafah

Eight human rights organizations today urged Israel's Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to declare the IDF's plans to demolish houses along the Philadelphi route illegal and order their cancellation. Th
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Knesset Speaker to meet with expelled Palestinians

Tomorrow, Monday March 20th, the Knesset Speaker, Avraham Burg, will visit the Palestinians expelled from their caves in South Mt. Hebron. Mr Burg will be accompanied by the author David Grossman and
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Expulsion of Residents of South Mt. Hebron

B'Tselem Publishes Case Study: "Expulsion of Palestinian Residents from the Area of South Mt. Hebron, October-November 1999" For more than three months, some 700 Palestinians, among them hundreds of c
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B'Tselem marks twentieth anniversary with a heavy heart: almost 8900 Israelis and Palestinians killed in the conflict

Today (Sunday, Nov 22nd), Israeli human rights group B'Tselem commemorates 20 years since its founding with release of data collected by the organization from 1989-2009. This period includes many of t