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B’Tselem spokesperson injured by rubber-coated metal bullet fired by Border Police officer

On Friday (19 July 2013) B’Tselem Spokesperson Sarit Michaeli was hit and injured by a rubber-coated metal bullet a Border Police officer fired at her while she was filming a demonstration at the vill

Israeli soldiers continue firing tear gas canisters directly at human targets, despite the army’s denials

On Friday, 9 March 2012, B’Tselem documented two serious incidents in which tear gas canisters were fired directly at demonstrators in two West Bank locations. The Israeli army continues to deny that

Background on the demonstrations at a-Nabi Saleh

Demonstrations at a-Nabi Saleh began in December 2009 to protest the takeover by settlers, probably from Halamish, of the al-Qus spring and other village-owned land. The Israeli military and border po

Video: Soldier fires at stone-throwing teens who posed no threat, injuring one: Tuqu’, November 2012

On 3 Feb. 2013, the office of the military advocate for operational matters notified B’Tselem that it had instructed the military police to investigate the allegations. A B’Tselem investigation indica

Background on the demonstrations in Bil’in

Bil’in is a symbol of the popular protest against the Separation Barrier. The weekly Friday demonstrations in Bil’in began in February 2005. At the same time, the villagers petitioned Israel’s High Co

Background on the demonstrations in Budrus

Demonstrations against the Separation Barrier, Budrus. Photo: Aisha Mershani, Feb. 2004. ( ) The village of Budrus pioneered the popular demonstrations against the proposed route

23 Jan. '12: B'Tselem to military: Investigate firing of .22-caliber bullets at stone throwers

On 5 Jan. '12, B'Tselem wrote to the military advocate general, Brig. Gen. Danny Efroni, and to the commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, Brig. Gen. Hagai Mordechai, demanding an investigation

15 Jan. '12: Judge holds confession of Palestinian minor admissible, although it was obtained through breach of his rights

On 9 January 2012, Israeli Military Youth Court judge Major Sharon Rivlin-Ahai held that the confession given to the police by I.D., a 14-year-old Palestinian boy from a-Nabi Saleh, interrogated on su

29 June 2011: Separation Barrier moved, but some 1,300 dunams of Bil’in land remain on other side

In the past week, almost four years after the Israeli High Court order on the matter, the army dismantled the section of the Separation Barrier built on land of the Bil’in village within the West Bank

Background on the demonstrations in Ni’lin

The village of Ni’lin, located entirely within Area C, is approximately three kilometers from the Green Line. The 5,000-inhabitant village has held weekly demonstrations since mid-2008 to protest the