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Massive collective punishment: homes of 149 Palestinians suspected of no wrongdoing demolished since Oct. 2015; hundreds more under threat

Since October 2015, Israel has stepped up use of house demolitions as a way to punish the families of Palestinians who perpetrated attacks against Israelis or are suspected of perpetrating or aiding s

Military disrupting life in Deir Abu Mash’al for 2 weeks, since 3 residents killed Border Police officer

The Palestinian village of Deir Abu Mash'al lies some 25 kilometers northwest of Ramallah. It has a population of about 5,000, many of whom work in Ramallah. About 150 of the residents work in Israel

Israeli security forces demolish four families’ homes, punishing 28 people, including 6 minors, for actions of persons no longer alive

Early on the morning of Monday, 4 April 2016, military, Border Police and Civil Administration forces arrived at the village of Qabatiyah, Jenin District, and demolished three apartments belonging to

An Organized Barbarity Called 'Demolishing Terrorists’ Homes'

Op-ed by Hagai El-Ad, B'Tselem's executive director, originaly published in Haaretz . The political and legal systems in Israel have in recent days been thrown into some turmoil by Supreme Court Justi

Israel continues policy of collective punishment: Military punishes 15 people, incl. 9 minors, for their relatives’ actions, demolishing their homes

Early on the morning of 23 February 2016, Israeli military forces came to the villages of Deir Samit and Dura in the Hebron District and demolished both an apartment belonging to the family of Muhamma

Israel demolished three homes in January in punitive actions, leaving 18 persons homeless; 29 demolitions carried out since Oct. 2015

On the morning of 4 January 2016, large police and Border Police forces came to the Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood in East Jerusalem and demolished the apartment that was home to the family of Bahaa ‘

Israeli security forces continue blasting homes with HCJ approval, demolishing other nearby homes in the process

On the night of 3 December 2015, Israeli military forces entered Nablus and blew up the home of Ragheb ‘Aliewa’s wife and two-year-old son. ‘Aleiwa is accused of involvement in the attack in which Na’

It’s all by the book

Op-ed by Yael Stein, director of B'Tselem’s Research Department, originally published in Ynetnews . In response to allegations that torture has been used against the individuals suspected of involveme

Wave of demolition by explosives: Israeli security forces demolish 14 homes as collective punishment – more than half belonged to neighbors

On 15 November 2015, about half an hour after midnight, a large number of Israeli security forces entered Qalandia Refugee Camp in the West Bank in order to demolish by detonation the home of Muhammad

High Court allows authorities to deport Nadia Abu al-Jamal and her children from Jerusalem despite the fact that this is unlawful punishment

On 22 July 2015 Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) allowed the state to deport Nadia Abu al-Jamal – and effectively, her three children as well – from their home in East Jerusalem. For details click