Press Releases

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2018-08-19
In statement to Supreme Court, gov't maintains Knesset is allowed to ignore international law anywhere it desires; Adalah: This signals Israel's intention to proceed with annexation of West Bank.
2018-08-14
Military testimonies received by Adalah shed light on 2014 attack that killed Bakr siblings on Gaza beach; AG's failure to respond shows Israeli investigation mechanism ineffective remedy for victims.
2018-08-12
Six human rights groups file petition to Israeli Supreme Court demanding it instruct state to immediately reverse all restrictions imposed by Israel on movement of goods through crossing.
2018-08-01
In 2017, Israel denied 21 exit permit applications by Gaza residents for alleged family ties to Hamas; during the first 3 months of 2018, number soared, exceeding 800, including cancer patients.
2018-07-19
New Basic Law approved by a Knesset vote of 62-55 has distinct apartheid characteristics and requires racist acts as a constitutional value.
2018-07-18
Israel maintains a practice of holding the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, in order to use them as bargaining chips in negotiating a potential prisoner swap.
2018-07-15
Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens.
2018-06-25
Holocaust survivor was a world-renowned defender of Palestinian human rights and fought against the Occupation and oppression and for peace, justice, and the enforcement of international law.
2018-06-24
Arab members of Israeli parliament are currently facing three key violations of their rights as publicly-elected representatives.
2018-06-19
Security Council convenes to discuss Palestinian question; Adalah: Since Resolution 2334 approved in December 2016, Israel has issued bids for over 5,300 new settlement housing units; Israeli...
2018-06-13
Judge notes that Adalah's petition demanding bus stop construction was 'important' and that it 'bore fruit'; regional councils have 12 months to build bus stops.
2018-06-12
Israeli police gunned down Bedouin math teacher in January 2017; police actions and subsequent investigation found riddled with flaws, conflicts of interest, and obstruction of justice.
2018-06-11
Proposed Basic Law, authored by Joint List MKs Zahalka, Zoabi, and Azbarga, intended to enshrine principle of equal citizenship for every Israeli citizen.
2018-06-07
Adalah Attorney Soheir Assad to disciplinary committee: Constitutional law applies to university so disciplinary rules must uphold students’ rights to free speech.
2018-06-07
Court orders Knesset to provide survey of countries’ restrictions on parliamentarians’ travel; precedent: first time Ethics Code used to overtly restrict MK’s freedom of expression & movement.
2018-06-01
Adalah Attorney Suhad Bishara: Israeli similarly prevented Palestinian refugees from returning and seized their homes and property based on Israeli domestic law.
2018-05-31
Haifa hospital also concealed medical information from Jafar Farah, who was handcuffed to bed in violation of medical ethics; police verbally abused Arab nurse; Adalah & PHRI file complaints.
2018-05-29
Police violence did not end with the illegal arrests of 21 people, but continued with assaults of detained protesters during their transfer to the police station and inside the station.
2018-05-28
Law targets Arab Knesset members; Adalah & ACRI: Israeli Supreme Court has failed in its role as defender of the minority, subordinated human rights to will of the predatory majority.
2018-05-27
Officers beat attorney Anan Odeh at protest, photographed him handcuffed and lying on the floor of Haifa police station.