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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

Guidelines for Israel's Investigation into Operation Cast Lead

B'Tselem issued a position paper detailing the guidelines of the necessary Israeli investigation of its conduct during the operation in Gaza. B'Tselem's initial survey of the military operation calls

Statistics on Demolition for Alleged Military Purposes

2012-2018 (until 30 June): In the West Bank On 6 February 2018, Israeli security used a bulldozer to demolish an unoccupied room in the village of al-Yamun, Jenin District, during a raid to apprehend

Demolition for Alleged Military Purposes - Collective Punishment

Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention forbids collective punishment and states that a person shall not be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. This article explicitly r

B'Tselem investigation raises grave suspicion that the killing of the three Palestinians in Nablus on 26 December 2009 was unlawful

Update : On 1 January 2012 the MAG Corps informed B’Tselem that it would not investigate the killings, explaining that “the actions of the IDF took place in the course of the apprehension of the suspe