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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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Israeli soldier shoots Harun Abu ‘Aram (24) during attempt to confiscate generator and gravely injures him, Khirbet a-Rakeez, 1 Jan. 2021

On Friday, 1 January 2021, at around 2:00 P.M., several soldiers, and a Civil Administration officer came to the community of Khirbet a-Rakeez in the South Hebron Hills in order to confiscate a generator and work tools from resident Ashraf al-'Amur…

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…