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Position Paper: Proposed Basic Law: Israel - The Nation State of the Jewish People
Adalah

Position Paper: Proposed Basic Law: Israel - The Nation State of the Jewish People

In this paper, Adalah argues that this Basic Law falls within the bounds of absolute prohibitions under international law, and is therefore illegitimate as a colonial law with characteristics of apartheid.

on July 16, 2018
No Way to Treat a Child
Defense for Children International - Palestine

No Way to Treat a Child

Today, Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) published a new report, No Way to Treat a Child, detailing the widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. From meals prepared in a makeshift kitchen to adult prisoner "caregivers," the report also gives a rare glimpse into Palestinian children's daily living conditions in Israeli prisons.

on April 14, 2016
Israel’s Religiously Divided Society
Pew Research Center

Israel’s Religiously Divided Society

Nearly 70 years after the establishment of the modern State of Israel, its Jewish population remains united behind the idea that Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people and a necessary refuge from rising anti-Semitism around the globe. But alongside these sources of unity, a major new survey by Pew Research Center also finds deep divisions in Israeli society.

on March 8, 2016
Occupation, Inc.
Human Rights Watch

Occupation, Inc.

Almost immediately after Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank in June 1967, the Israeli government began establishing settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. From the outset, private businesses have been involved in Israel’s settlement policies, benefiting from and contributing to them. This report details the ways in which Israeli and international businesses have helped to build, finance, service, and market settlement communities.

on January 19, 2016
Evidence Indicated West Bank Killing was Extrajudicial Execution
Amnesty International

Evidence Indicated West Bank Killing was Extrajudicial Execution

Evidence obtained by Amnesty International indicates that the killing of Hadeel al-Hashlamoun by Israeli forces in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, on 22 September 2015 was an extrajudicial execution. Israeli soldiers shot and mortally wounded 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamoun after they stopped her at a checkpoint in the Old City in Hebron.

on September 25, 2015
The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict
United Nations

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

A new report released by a United Nations investigative panel on the possible commission of war crimes in Gaza during the 2014 conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the enclave, has gathered substantial information finding the allegations to be credible, the Organization’s human rights office announced today.

on June 22, 2015
Presumed Guilty: Remand in Custody by Military Courts in the West Bank
B'Tselem

Presumed Guilty: Remand in Custody by Military Courts in the West Bank

To all intents and purposes, the Israeli military court appears to be a court like any other. There are prosecutors and defense attorneys. There are rules of procedure, laws and regulations. There are judges who hand down rulings and verdicts couched in reasoned legal language. Nonetheless, this facade of propriety masks one of the most injurious apparatuses of the occupation.

on June 22, 2015
Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent
The World Bank

Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent

Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The report will be presented to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), a forum of donors to the Palestinian Authority, at the bi-annual meeting in Brussels on May 27, 2015.

on May 21, 2015
Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Gaza’s Children
Defence for Children International Palestine

Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Gaza’s Children

Defense for Children International Palestine today released a report, Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged on Children, detailing the high price paid by children during Israel’s assault on Gaza last summer. Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days between July 8 and August 26, claimed the lives of 2,220 Palestinians, including at least 1,492 civilians, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

on April 20, 2015