Recommended Reports

Israel: Serious Violations in West Bank Operations
Human Rights Watch

Israel: Serious Violations in West Bank Operations

Israel’s military operations in the West Bank following the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers have amounted to collective punishment. The military operations included unlawful use of force, arbitrary arrests, and illegal home demolitions. During raids on Palestinian towns, refugee camps, and villages, Israeli forces have shot and killed at least five Palestinians and arrested and detained at least 150 more without charge.

on July 2, 2014
Hebron District and its 680,000 residents under third day of closure…
B'Tselem

Hebron District and its 680,000 residents under third day of closure…

As part of the efforts to locate the three abducted yeshiva students, stringent travel restrictions were imposed on the Palestinian residents of Hebron District. The restrictions went into effect on Saturday (June 14) and were stepped up the next day.

on June 17, 2014
“From the Testimony of a Palestinian Woman Prisoner”
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel

“From the Testimony of a Palestinian Woman Prisoner”

Testimony from the victim of abuse at the hands of Israeli security forces. Researched and written by Hadeel Badarn.

on June 1, 2014
Case Studies 2013-2014
Defence for Children International Palestine

Case Studies 2013-2014

Lawyers and fieldworkers for DCI-Palestine collect sworn affidavits from Palestinian children detailing violations of their rights. These affidavits are taken in Arabic and further reviewed by trained staff to determine appropriate follow-up action. Each year, hundreds of these affidavits are translated into English from which brief case summaries are produced

on May 30, 2014
East Jerusalem 2014 - By the Numbers
Association for Civil Rights in Israel

East Jerusalem 2014 - By the Numbers

From The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, facts and figures on the situation of Palestinians in Jerusalem. 75.3% of East Jerusalem residents, and 82.2% of East Jerusalem children, live below the poverty line. 7,514 Palestinian children, representing 53% of the children under the auspices of municipal welfare services, are defined as children at risk.

on May 24, 2014
The Gaza Cheat Sheet: Real Data on the Gaza Closure
Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement

The Gaza Cheat Sheet: Real Data on the Gaza Closure

There is no shortage of food in Gaza, but severe poverty has increased over years of closure and in part due to travel restrictions. More than 70% of the population currently receives humanitarian aid. The official unemployment figure true to the first quarter of 2014 was 40.8% (compared to 18.7% in 2000).

on May 8, 2014
Detention Center Bulletin
Defence for Children International Palestine

Detention Center Bulletin

Issue 52, April 2014. At the end of April, a total of 196 Palestinian children were imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system, a decrease of 3 percent from March.

on April 30, 2014
2014 Surgical Use of the Israeli Legal System
Mossawa Center

2014 Surgical Use of the Israeli Legal System

The Israeli legal system pervasively discriminates against Palestinian citizens of Israel. The Mossawa Center strives to protect the individual and collective rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel from discrimination. In order to do so, our strategy is to advocate at every international and domestic opportunity. Specifically, Mossawa works to combat racism, increase women’s participation in elections, develop youth programs and advocate against the State of Israel’s institutionalized discriminatory practices.

on March 20, 2014
Excerpts of State Department Report on Israeli Human Rights Abuses
IMEU

Excerpts of State Department Report on Israeli Human Rights Abuses

In light of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday and his address to the annual AIPAC policy conference on Tuesday, the IMEU offers the following excerpts regarding Israel's treatment of Palestinians from the US State Department's 2013 Human Rights Report for Israel and the Occupied Territories.

on March 3, 2014