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The human rights community in Israel condemns the extreme silencing of protest in Israel

In recent weeks, the police has made dozens of false arrests of demonstrators in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Among those arrested were Executive Directors of two leading Israeli
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Judge Advocate General to B'Tselem: 0.22-caliber bullets are not crowd-control measures

The army does not classify 0.22 inch caliber bullets as a means to disperse demonstrators or quell disturbances, the Israeli Military's Judge Advocate General, Brig. Gen. Avichai Mandelblit, informed
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Petition demands to change the indictment filed against the officer and soldier filmed in Ni'lin: Severe abuse of handcuffed detainee is not "unbecoming conduct"

Petition demands to change the indictment filed against the officer and soldier filmed in Ni'lin: Severe abuse of handcuffed detainee is not "unbecoming conduct" This morning, Ashraf Abu Rahma, who wa
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B'Tselem: Prosecute soldier who fired 'rubber' bullet at Palestinian detainee, Investigate the involvement of an officer in the event and suspected cover-up

Today, B'Tselem is publishing a video clip documenting a soldier firing a rubber coated steel bullet, from extremely close range, at a cuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee. The shooting took pl
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B'Tselem: Investigate Excessive Force in 'Amona Demolitions

B'Tselem wrote to Israel 's Attorney General, Menachem Mazuz, asking him to order an investigation into the excessive force used by the Israel Police during the dismantling of the permanent houses in
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“I heard him load his gun and felt it touch my head. I was sure he was going to kill me”: Killing and abuse at a-Nabi Saleh demonstration

An Israeli sniper shot and killed Sabaa ‘Obeid, a 22-year-old Palestinian who posed no threat, at the weekly demonstration at a-Nabi Saleh. Later, soldiers detained 19-year-old Baraa Kan’an and abused
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Israeli security forces endangered patients’ lives at al-Makassed hospital, East Jerusalem

B’Tselem’s investigation reveals that in their raid of the hospital, Israeli security forces hampered medical treatment, assaulted staff and intimidated patients. On Friday, 21 July 2017, at approxima
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One year on, investigation into the killing of Mustafa Tamimi still not completed

Update: On 11 December 2011 B’Tselem was informed that an MPIU investigation had been opened. On 6 February 2013 the MAG Corps informed B’Tselem that the case had been returned to the MPIU to complete
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7-year-old Palestinian caught in IDF stakeout

On Friday, December 23, 2016, a group of IDF soldiers apprehended a 7-year-old Palestinian boy, Muamen Murad Mahmoud Shteiwi, during the weekly protest in the West Bank village Kafr Qadum. The inciden
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13 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces in West Bank since Operation Protective Edge began: Excessive use of live fire suspected

Wounded young man being evacuated from demonstration by Qalandia Checkpoint, 24 July 2014. Photo by Oren Ziv, Activestills. Since Operation Protective Edge began on 8 July 2014, Palestinians throughou