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A Routine Founded on Violence

Israel’s control over roughly five million Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip manifests itself in different ways in their lives. They daily face organized, ongoing state violence, some of it overt, more often hidden. Since Palestinians have no political representation in the Israeli institutions that govern their lives, the potential for arbitrary use of force – physical or administrative – against them is virtually unrestricted. The result is harassment and abuse sometimes for no apparent reason, sometimes based on barely plausible security grounds.

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March 2019: Israeli settlers assault Palestinians, military assists

On the morning of 17 March 2019, a Palestinian stabbed and shot dead an Israeli soldier, Gal Keidan, and later shot a settler, Achiad Ettinger, (after stealing his car at Ariel junction). He also fired at other soldiers. Ettinger died of his wounds…


Joint report with HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual

The report reveals broad, systemic abuse by Israeli authorities of the human rights of hundreds of Palestinian teenagers arrested every year in East Jerusalem. Affidavits were…

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