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New B'Tselem and Bimkom report: Barrier Route was Planned to Enable Settlement Expansion

The expansion of settlements in the West Bank has been a primary consideration in setting the route of many sections of the Separation Barrier. This is the conclusion of a report released today by B'T
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The Route of the Separation Barrier Approved by the Cabinet and its Ramifications:

875,000 Palestinians Directly Harmed by Barrier; 263,000 Palestinians imprisoned in enclaves, including 115,000 between the barrier and the Green Line B'Tselem has published an updated map of the sepa
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Israel holding 42 Palestinians in administrative detention for over two years

B'Tselem releases 2008 annual report - among the findings: Of the 548 Palestinians Israel is detaining without trial, 42 have been held for over two years, according to figures appearing in B'Tselem's
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Responsibility for killing 14-year-old Palestinian lies primarily with commanders who ordered armed ambush

Update: On 10 July 2014 the Military Advocate for Operational Matters notified B’Tselem that the Military Advocate General (MAG) had decided to close the investigation without serving any indictments.
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Bassem Abu Rahmeh’s mother demands decision in appeal on closing case of her son’s killing

Abu Rahmeh of Bil’in whose story was told in the film Five Broken Cameras was killed in April 2009, yet appeal against closing case yet to be answered Bassem Abu Rahmeh at the demonstration at which h
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State Attorney’s Office: killing a wounded, fleeing boy by shooting him in the back merely a “reckless and negligent act”

B’Tselem: new low in Israeli authorities’ disregard for lives of Palestinians in Occupied Territories Today Israel’s State Attorney’s Office notified the High Court of Justice (HCJ) that in the case o
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HCJ instructs MAG Corps and State Attorney’s Office to reach a decision in Samir ‘Awad case within three months

Justices criticize the lack of decision before the release of the soldiers involved from active duty Yesterday (1 December 2014) the High Court of Justice instructed the MAG Corps and the State Attorn
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Father of Palestinian youth killed by soldiers in Budrus petitions High Court to end delay in investigation

Update: On 1 Sept. 2014, the State Attorney’s Office responded to the petition, stating that “in the absence of unusual incidents or other unusual circumstances that may delay the case”, the MAG will
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State to announce decision in investigation of killing of Samir ‘Awad by mid-April. B’Tselem criticizes state’s contempt of HCJ ruling and foot-dragging in case

On 25 March 2015, Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) reiterated its ruling that by mid-April 2015 the State Attorney’s Office must announce its decision in the case of the killing of Samir ‘Awad. Th
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Welcome to Bir Nabala – a new video by B'Tselem

During the 1990s, the Northwestern Jerusalem suburb of Bir Nabala enjoyed an economic boom due to its central location and the fact that it had easy access to both Ramallah and East Jerusalem and, fro