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New interactive documentary by B’Tselem offers virtual tour behind the invisible walls of occupation

Today, B’Tselem released a new interactive documentary entitled “ The Invisible Walls of Occupation ”. Viewers are invited on a virtual tour of the Palestinian village of Burqah, a rural suburb of the
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Expel and Exploit: A new B’Tselem report surveys the Israeli practice of taking over rural Palestinian land

About two weeks ago, Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved the Regulation Bill, which is meant to retroactively grant legitimacy to dispossessing Palestinians of land, includ
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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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Civil Administration continues demolition sweep: 14 Bedouin families left homeless in the Ma'ale Adumim area today

Demolitions in a-Sa'idi community today. Photo: 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem Authorities leave the residents and herds with no shelter in harsh weather conditions This morning, around 6am, civil Administrat
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State intends to demolish homes in Susiya after Ramadan, due to settler pressure

On Sunday (12 July 2015) the residents of the village of Khirbet Susiya met with high-ranking officials from COGAT, the Civil Administration, and the military. The meeting was called by the Israeli au
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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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Welcome to Bir Nabala – a new video by B'Tselem

During the 1990s, the Northwestern Jerusalem suburb of Bir Nabala enjoyed an economic boom due to its central location and the fact that it had easy access to both Ramallah and East Jerusalem and, fro