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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
Ripe for Abuse: Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural  Settlements in the West Bank
Human Rights Watch

Ripe for Abuse: Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinian children work on Israeli settlement farms in the occupied West Bank, the majority located in the Jordan Valley. This report documents rights abuses against Palestinian children as young as 11 years old, who earn around US $19 for a full day working in the settlement agricultural industry. Many drop out of school and work in conditions that can be hazardous due to pesticides, dangerous equipment, and extreme heat.

on April 13, 2015
Election Q&A: The 2015 Israeli Elections and Arab Parliamentarians
Adalah

Election Q&A: The 2015 Israeli Elections and Arab Parliamentarians

Information about the upcoming elections, the Arab political parties, and the disqualification motions filed against Arab representatives.

on February 5, 2015
Gaza, 2014: Findings of an independent medical fact-finding mission

Gaza, 2014: Findings of an independent medical fact-finding mission

On 8 July 2014, Israel initiated a military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Although accounts vary, most estimates put the number of residents of Gaza killed in the 50-day armed conflict at over 2,100, of whom at least 70% were civilians, including over 500 children. Over 11,000 were wounded and over 100,000 made homeless. According to Israeli official accounts, 73 Israelis were killed: 67 soldiers and 6 civilians, including one child and one migrant worker. 469 soldiers and 255 civilians were wounded.

on January 27, 2015
One rule, two legal systems: Israel’s regime of laws in the West Bank
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel

One rule, two legal systems: Israel’s regime of laws in the West Bank

A new report published by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) outlines the nature of the legal regime currently operating in the West Bank. Two systems of law are applied in a single territory: one – a civilian legal system for Israeli citizens, and a second – a military court system for Palestinian residents. The result: institutionalized discrimination.

on December 22, 2014
“Nothing is Immune”: Israel’s destruction of landmark buildings in Gaza
Amnesty International

“Nothing is Immune”: Israel’s destruction of landmark buildings in Gaza

In the last four days of Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli army launched four attacks that totally destroyed multistorey landmark buildings in Gaza. While no one was killed, the attacks are of great significance because they are examples of what appears to have been deliberate destruction and targeting of civilian buildings and property on a large scale, carried out without military necessity. This briefing focuses exclusively on these attacks and considers whether they were militarily justified. It concludes that the destruction was extensive and appeared to have been wanton and not justified by military necessity.

on December 9, 2014
Report: Families Under the Rubble - Israeli Attacks on Inhabited Homes
Amnesty International

Report: Families Under the Rubble - Israeli Attacks on Inhabited Homes

Israeli air strikes during Israel’s recent military operation in the Gaza Strip, Operation Protective Edge, targeted inhabited multistorey family homes. Whole families, including many women and children, were killed or injured by these targeted strikes and, in addition, there was extensive destruction of civilian property. These attacks were carried out in the context of a 50-day conflict, from 8 July until 26 August, in which the scale of destruction, damage, death and injury to Palestinian civilians, homes and infrastructure was appalling.

on November 5, 2014
Drying Palestine: Israel’s Systemic Water War
Muna Dajani, Al-Shabaka

Drying Palestine: Israel’s Systemic Water War

The targeting of Palestinian water infrastructure is a systemic and two-pronged Israeli policy to prevent the existence of sustainable Palestinian communities. In this policy brief, Al-Shabaka Policy Member and environmental researcher Muna Dajani builds on the evidence of Israel's targeting of water infrastructure and shows how the policy is not only preventing economic growth but is also driving Palestinians off their land.

on September 26, 2014
Report: Israeli forces stole USD 3 million in cash, property from Palestinians during West Bank raid
Euro-Mid Observer For Human Rights

Report: Israeli forces stole USD 3 million in cash, property from Palestinians during West Bank raid

During the course of Israel’s three-week campaign of mass arrests in the West Bank, ostensibly to search for the killers of three settlers, the Israeli military and police conducted an average of 18 raids per day into Palestinian homes, charities and businesses, stealing cash and property worth an estimated $3 million, documents a new report from the Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights.

on July 7, 2014