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Human Rights Organizations: “Refrain from Collectively Punishing Palestinians.”

Concern that many of the military’s actions in the Occupied Territories do not directly serve the aim of locating and returning the three abducted Israelis and are severely and unnecessarily violating
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Video: Police detained four Palestinian girls after a settler accused them of picking cherries from his grove

Police fails to protect the girls from settler violence but finds the resources to vigorously enforce the law on children for minor suspicions On Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014, the Shai Police detai
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Video footage: B’Tselem volunteer arrested for arguing with soldiers

On Friday 28 March 2014, Shadi Sidr – a volunteer with B’Tselem’s camera project in Hebron – was in the street outside his home with his brother and a neighbor. Soldiers who had gone up to the roof of
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Collective punishment of Gazans continues: family visits cancelled

Today, the military cancelled family visits to residents of Gaza imprisoned in Israel. Usually, relatives of these residents are allowed to visit them only once every two or three months. On Wednesday
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Two Palestinian women to be tried this week for non-violent demonstration

B’Tselem: Suspicion Military legal system being used to suppress legitimate non-violent protest Tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 July 2013, the military court at Ofer Israeli military base will hold its first ses
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Allegations of extreme violence in interrogation of Palestinian minors at "Etzion" Israel Police station in West Bank

Israel’s Department for the Investigation of Police (DIP) is currently investigating eight complaints filed by Palestinian minors regarding alleged abuse by interrogators at the Israel Police station
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Investigation of Palestinian detainee's death in custody must include full circumstances

Following the announcement that an investigation was opened into the circumstances surrounding the death of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian resident of Sa'ir, who was detained at Megido Prison, B'Tselem
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After viewing B'Tselem video, Israeli military judge: Innocent Palestinian man was assaulted by soldier, detained for almost a month

On 12 Sept. 2012, Israeli military court judge, Maj. Daniel Kfir unconditionally released ‘Abd al-’Aziz Fakhouri, a young Palestinian man who was arrested almost a month ago in Hebron by soldiers out

Without Trial

According to the report Israel is holding 335 Palestinians in lengthy administrative detention. Nine Gazans are being held pursuant to the Internment of Unlawful Combatants Law. The organizations call

Absolute Prohibition

The ISA routinely maltreats Palestinian detainees during interrogations and in some cases even tortures them. This is one of the findings of the report issued today by B'Tselem and HaMoked: Center for