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B't Selem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is apartheid

This paper analyses how the Israeli regime works to advance its goals in the entire area under its control: between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. In this area, the Israeli regime implements laws, practices and state violence designed to cement the supremacy of one group – Jews – over another – Palestinians. A...
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The Israeli Attorney General’s memorandum: Everything the ICC is not meant to be

The Attorney General, Dr. Avichai Mandelblit’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 jurisdiction to carry out the necessary investigation of the situation in Palestine. Dr. Avichai Mandelblit is the highest...
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Just the tip of the iceberg: One victim a year, times thirty years

Israeli soldiers killing, injuring or beating a Palestinians: a collection of testimonies for a single instance each year since 1989. The report traces the development of each case describing its whitewash by the state’s legal branches. The violence and its whitewashing are the two remedies that make up the occupation. The two are closely intertwined:...
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Playing the security card: Israeli Policy in Hebron as Means to Effect Forcible Transfer of Local Palestinians

Demonstrating Israel’s use of security excuses to deliberately implement a policy that makes life unbearable for the Palestinian residents of Hebron’s Old City, in an effort to drive them from their homes. The policy imposed two administrative rules in one city, since the massacre of Palestinians by Baruch Goldstein 25 years ago – enabling a...
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Fake Justice: The Responsibility Israel’s High Court Justices Bear for the Demolition of Palestinian Homes and the Dispossession of Palestinians

Israel’s Supreme Court have validated the state’s planning apparatus in the West Bank, enabling it to continue implementing illegal policies. Over and over again, the decisions ignore the state’s planning apparatus’ almost absolute prohibition on Palestinian construction with the aim of taking as much Palestinian land as possible. A careful examination of hundreds of High...
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If the heart be not callous: On the unlawful shooting of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza

Since the wave of protests began on 30 March 2018, near the Gaza-Israel ‘border’, the Israeli military has killed 32 Palestinians in Gaza, 26 of which are demonstrators, and injured more than 1,000 with live ammunition. Despite the heavy toll on deaths and permanent injuries, all state and military officials refuse to cancel the unlawful...
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Made in Israel: Exploiting Palestinian Land for Treatment of Israeli Waste

The report reveals Israel’s exploitation of the West Bank for the treatment of Israeli waste – including hazardous waste. In doing so, Israel abuses its power as an occupying regime and exposes the Palestinian residents to environmental and health hazards – without Palestinian consent. “This reality is simply one more facet of the exploitative policy...
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Getting Off Scot-Free: Israel’s Refusal to Compensate Palestinians for Damages Caused by Its Security Forces

Over the past twenty years, Israel has taken measures to guarantee its impunity from its obligation under international law to compensate Palestinians harmed by its security forces. The report describes the development of this practice, and the approach in which it led to a major drop in the number of filed claims in recent years....
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Expel and Exploit: The Israeli Practice of Taking over Rural Palestinian Land

The report by B’t Selem illustrates the approach Israel is using to grab Palestinian rural space, by fragmenting it, dispossessing its residents of land and water, and then handing it over to settlers. A case study of three villages in the Nablus District – ‘Azmut, Deir al-Hatab and Salem – narrates the experience undergone by these communities since Israel established the Elon Moreh settlement nearby. The case study, illustrates the broader policy Israel isimplementing throughout the...
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Whitewash Protocol: The So-Called Investigation of Operation Protective Edge

During the 2014 summer attacks, Israeli security forces killed 1,391 people, including 526 minors, who did not participate in the fighting. The report describes Israel’s approach in creating false appearance of investigations for grave breaches of the law during the fighting, when in fact, those truly responsible – the policymakers resining and issuing the orders...
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