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IDF uses torture in interrogation of 'Omar Ghaneimat, April-July 1997

'Omar Ghaneimat, age 45 Soldiers and GSS agents came to my house and detained me at 5:30 a.m. on 10 April 1997. They tied my hands, blindfolded me, and took me, together with seventeen others they had
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New report by B’Tselem and HaMoked on detention of Palestinian teens in East Jerusalem: Israel systemically abuses minors, denies their rights

A new report, Unprotected: The Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem, published today (25 October 2017) by human rights NGOs HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual and B’Tsel
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Sharp increase in number of minors arrested in Silwan, in violation of the Youth Law

In recent months, there has been a sharp incline in the number of Palestinian minors who have been arrested and detained by police on suspicion of stone throwing in Silwan, in East Jerusalem, in breac
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Alongside welcome, albeit limited, improvements, B'Tselem warns that so long as the settlement enterprise and the siege on Gaza continue, there will be no real improvement in human rights

The siege on Gaza: Collective punishment of 1.5 million people Israel continues its siege on the Gaza Strip, which began in 2007. As a result, until June 2010, 95 percent of the factories and workshop
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New report reveals state sanctioned ill-treatment of interrogees in Petach Tikva ISA detention facility

645 complaints against ISA interrogators – not one criminal investigation The secrecy surrounding Israel Security Agency's detention facility in Petach-Tikva means that even officials from the State A
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Dark shadow hangs over conviction of Bil’in anti-barrier protest leader

Abdallah Abu Rahmeh, to be sentenced tomorrow, was convicted based on questionable testimonies by minors Tomorrow, the Ofer military court will pronounce the sentence of Abdallah Abu Rahmeh, a promine
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B'Tselem's Annual Report 2009-2010: Easing of movement along with continuation of the Gaza siege and the settlement enterprise

83 Palestinians and 7 Israelis killed in conflict since operation Cast Lead Israel demolished 92 homes in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since 2009. Home demolition was frozen in East Jerusa
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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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Israel held many Gaza prisoners in harsh and humiliating conditions and threatened their lives and their health

This morning seven Israeli Human Rights organizations appealed to the Military Judge Advocate General, Brigadier General Avichai Mandelblit, and to Attorney General Meni Mazuz concerning the appalling
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Palestinian victim of shooting and Israeli human rights organizations demand suspension of legal proceedings in Ni’lin affair

Following the indictments filed this morning (7 August) in the Ni'lin shooting affair, the Palestinian victim and four Israeli human rights organizations demanded that the military Judge Advocate Gene