Tags: btselem

Israeli soldiers illegally photograph Palestinian children in middle of night

Israeli soldiers gathered and photographed 13 Palestinian children, forcing them to ‘say cheese’ before snapping an illegal image. The children, all in kindergarten and early years of elementary school, were forced to stand outside in a line. Several of the children were trembling and crying.

Israel’s FBI gives human rights researcher a “warning”

Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, interrogated a field researcher for rights group B’Tselem who they said was always around during Palestinian activity, and has been “making trouble and threatening the army.”

His troublemaking includes reporting on an unarmed Palestinian who was shot in the neck and paralyzed.

To Jews, from a rabbi raised in South Africa: “tell the truth – Israel is apartheid”

A rabbi with South African roots recalls the moment he realized that Israel’s system is “apartheid.” He describes his struggle to release his idealistic view of the Jewish State, and encourages Jews to practice “moral clarity” regarding Israel – without which it is impossible to find a way forward.

Israeli soldiers assaulted Palestinian, mocking and beating him severely

“It has been six days, and I still ache all over. My ribs hurt when I breathe, and I still have blue marks on the right side of the body and on my back. I still have no idea why the soldiers attacked me so violently. All I know is that they didn’t even ask to see our ID’s.” Report by Israeli NGO B’Tselem on June incident…

Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated)

Each month, numerous NGOs produce reports on the humanitarian situation in Israel-Palestine, but US media rarely report on them. See this compilation of reports by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, National Lawyers Guild, Red Cross, Christian Aid, B’Tselem, Defense for Children International, and others…

Israeli military admits: open-fire policy needlessly killed protestors

Israel admits that live fire against Palestinian protestors has at times caused death when only serious injury was intended.  Israeli snipers have killed 300 while gradually tweaking their limb-targeting approach. Now they “aim for the ankles,” likely only maiming the unarmed demonstrators. The Israeli Supreme Court has backed the lethal open-fire policy from day one.