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No Accountability

Accountability for human rights violations is crucial to justice and the rule of law. Israel shirks this responsibility when it comes to its actions in the Occupied Territories, instead putting in place systems which do no more than offer the semblance of law enforcement, in both criminal and civil law. Those responsible go unpunished and victims are denied compensation, apart from rare exceptions that merely serve to reinforce the illusion of a functioning law enforcement system. Not only does the lack of deterrence and oversight enable human rights abuse, it also facilitates the continuation of the occupation itself. 

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May 2021: Two Palestinians were fatally shot in two joint attacks by settlers and soldiers in the villages of Iskaka and Urif - Awad Harb and Nidal Safadi

On Friday, 14 May 2021, settlers and soldiers raided two villages, ‘Urif and Iskaka, in two separate incidents. The settlers, some of whom were armed, threw stones at homes and local residents who had come out of their homes and threw stones at the…
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The Israeli Attorney General’s memorandum

B’Tselem’s analysis finds AG’s claims, that the ICC has no jurisdiction in Palestine, rely on intentional misquotation, disregard for international law and an absurd misrepresentation of reality. Contrary to the AG’s position, the ICC has…