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B’Tselem to Netanyahu and other top Israeli officials: Demolishing Palestinian communities – a war crime for which you would bear personal liability

The Defense Minister declared that Israel is preparing to expel two Palestinian communities in the West Bank – an unlawful action that would constitute forcible transfer of protected persons in occupi
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Israel demolishes school serving 80 children in Jub a-Dib on eve of new school year

Demolition follows on heels of destruction of two other educational facilities in Area C On the evening of Tuesday, 22 August 2017, at around 7:00 P.M. Israeli Civil Administration officials and secur
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B’Tselem-produced documentary project receives WebFest Best Interactive Experience Award

Yesterday, 27 May 2017, “ The Invisible Walls of Occupation ” was announced as winner of the Best Interactive Experience Award at the T.O. WebFest 2017 , a Toronto festival dedicated to web-based cont
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Unbridled theft masquerading as “restrained construction”

The new “construction policy” presented by the prime minister to security cabinet members yesterday means the continued oppression of Palestinians, settlement expansion, and breach of international la
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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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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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Israel demolished more Palestinian homes in West Bank in first half of 2016 than in all of 2015

In the first half of 2016, Israeli authorities demolished more homes in Palestinian communities in the West Bank than in the entire previous year. This information, compiled by B’Tselem, will be prese
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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