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Israel holding 42 Palestinians in administrative detention for over two years

B'Tselem releases 2008 annual report - among the findings: Of the 548 Palestinians Israel is detaining without trial, 42 have been held for over two years, according to figures appearing in B'Tselem's
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40 Degrees in the Shade: Civil Administration Destroys Homes of 48 People in Jordan Valley, including 31 Minors

Demolitions in the village of Fasayil today. Photo: 'Aref Daraghmeh, B'Tselem This morning, 18 Aug. 2015, Civil Administration and military representatives came to the village of Fasayil in the northe
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Collective punishment in Jabal al-Mukabber: Jerusalem Municipality served some 40 demolition orders

Roadblock on al-Madares Street. Photo by Hussam ‘Abed, B’Tselem, 9 Jan. 2017 On Sunday 8 January 2017, 28-year-old Fadi al-Qunbar – a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabber –
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The Ministry of the Interior threatens to expel Bedouin community living decades in Jerusalem area

Residential structures in Tal ‘Adasa before (June 2013) and after the demolitions (19 Aug. 2013). Photos: 'Amer Aruri, B'Tselem On 19 August 2013, the Ministry of the Interior demolished all six resid
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Israel renders 53 Palestinians homeless in August alone; 2016 home demolition rate highest since 2006

The spate of demolitions in the West Bank continues in full swing: in the past week and half, since the beginning of August 2016, Israel’s Civil Administration demolished 20 homes and 13 other structu
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The Civil Administration and the military demolished 15 structures in al-Khdeirat community

The data we published regarding the demolition that took place on 31.8.2015 at the al-Khdeirat Bedouin community contained numerous essential errors. Following is the correct data: A boy near demolish
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Palestinian village Khirbet Susiya under imminent threat of demolition and expulsion

Susiya reflects Israeli authorities’ policy throughout Area C of West Bank Khirbet Susiya, village under threat of demolition. Photo: Ann Pack,, 15 June 2012 On 4 May 2015, Justice No
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Civil Administration maps Susiya – residents fear imminent demolition

Photos: The CA representative and soldiers near one of the village's structures. Photo credit: Nasser Nawaj'a, B'Tselem A Civil Administration representative accompanied by soldiers arrived this morni
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Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian shepherding community in Jordan Valley

Update: On the day of the demolition, the six families received tents from the ICRC and erected them at a nearby site. This morning, 13.1.14 soldiers and Civil Administration officers arrived, took do
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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