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B’Tselem reiterates demand that military cease using dogs to attack civilians

Update: On 29 July 2013, the Office of the Military Advisor in Judea and Samaria informed B’Tselem that the complaints B’Tselem had submitted were under examination. Upon completion, B’Tselem would re
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B’Tselem: Israel wants to have its cake and eat it too when it comes to Geneva Convention

The village Um al-‘Kheir, in the Southern Hebron Hills, with the Carmel settlement in the background. Photo: Keren Manor,, 10 March 2011. Israeli authorities blatantly breach the Conv
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MAG closes file in 2009 killing of Bassem Abu Rahmeh

Four and a half years have passed since the killing of Bassem Abu Rahmeh by a tear gas canister fired at him directly from a short range. The death was documented by three video angles, the state anno
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Ten years on: Israel did not uphold its promise to prevent the separation barrier from harming Palestinians

Abandoned house near the Separation Barrier in the town of Bir Nabala, 24 September. Photo: Anne Paq, Ten years after construction began on the Separation Barrier, a new B’Tselem rep

B'Tselem Human Rights Review

B'Tselem's annual report on human rights in the Occupied Territories, covering the 16-month period from January 2009 to April 2010. The report surveys the events since the beginning of Operation Cast

The Hidden Agenda

The report reveals that as far back as the 1970s, Israel planned to annex Ma’ale Adummim. To do this, it expropriated over the years tens of thousands of dunams of Palestinian land and expelled hundre

A Wall in Jerusalem

A brochure on Obstacles to Human Rights in the Holy City published as part of a campaign that included tours and briefings.

By Hook and by Crook

A report analyzing the mechanisms Israel uses to gain control of West Bank land for building settlements. The report, which is based on official state information, shows that one-fifth of the settleme

2007 Annual Report

According to the report, the number of Israelis and Palestinians killed in clashes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip dropped. However, there has been deterioration in many other measures of the huma

Ground to a Halt

Since the beginning of the second intifada, in September 2000, Israel has imposed restrictions on the movement of Palestinians in the West Bank that are unprecedented in scope and time. As a result, t