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On 16 February 2003, the Supreme Court of Israel dismissed a petition filed by Adalah in May 2001, demanding access to clean drinking water for thousands of Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel living in seven unrecognized villages in the Naqab (Negev). The Supreme Court ruled that certain measures taken by the state, as a result of the filing of the petition, provided sufficient remedies to meet the petitioners' demands. These measures included: (i) the establishment of an inter-ministerial Water Committee. While the state initially argued that only individual families could approach the Committee, it later conceded to Adalah's position that the acute lack of water for so many people required collective action. As such, the Water Committee has agreed to hear requests for water points from groups of 10 or more families; and (ii) the establishment of additional water access points for the unrecognized villages. The petition was filed by Adalah Staff Attorney Marwan Dalal on behalf of Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel living in seven unrecognized villages in the Naqab, the Regional Council for Unrecognized Villages in the Naqab, the Association of Forty, the Galilee Society, Physicians for Human Rights - Israel, and in Adalah's own name. The seven unrecognized villages represented by the petitioners are Abu Tlul, Shahbi, Wadi el-Neem, El-Gara, Em Tnan, Em Batin, and Drejat. Adalah's petition charged that the National Infrastructure Minister, the Water Commissioner, the Israeli Water Company, the Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, and the Interior Minister are maintaining a policy of denying clean and accessible water to these unrecognized villages. Most residents of these unrecognized villages obtained water via improvised, plastic hose hook- ups or unhygienic metal containers, which are used to transport the water from a single water point located on main roads quite far from their homes. The petition included an expert opinion from a med
2003-02-18
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Israel issued an unprecedented ruling on a motion and petition filed by Adalah in March 2002 on behalf of MK Azmi Bishara and the National Democratic Assembly (NDA)...
2003-02-18
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Israel issued an unprecedented ruling on a motion and petition filed by Adalah in March 2002 on behalf of MK Azmi Bishara and the National Democratic Assembly (NDA)...
2003-02-12
Last week, Adalah sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Israel, the Attorney General, the Finance Minister and the Israel Lands Administration Council (ILAC), asking that the Council cancel its...
2003-02-06
Yesterday, Adalah sent a letter to Attorney General Elyakim Rubenstein protesting the demolition, earlier that day, of a mosque in the unrecognized Arab village of Tel el-Malah, in the Naqab...
2003-02-02
On 29 January 2003, the Supreme Court of Israel dismissed a motion filed two days earlier by Adalah on behalf of Mr. Abdel-Menem Abu Saleh. The motion sought permission to appeal against a more...
2003-01-29
At a hearing held on 21 January 2003, the Supreme Court limited an injunction currently in place, which prohibits the Israeli army from using Palestinian civilians in the 1967 Occupied Territories...
2003-01-26
On 21 January 2003, Adalah filed an urgent pre-petition to the State Attorney's Office demanding that the Interior Ministry immediately return the identity cards of Palestinian women, citizens of...
2003-01-09
This morning, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled to reject three disqualification decisions issued by the Central Elections Committee (CEC). The Court approved the participation of the National...
2003-01-07
Today, an 11-justice panel of the Supreme Court of Israel will hold hearings on an appeal filed by Adalah on behalf of the National Democratic Assembly (NDA) against the decision of the Central...
2003-01-07
Today, an 11-justice panel of the Supreme Court of Israel will hold hearings on concluding arguments submitted by Adalah on behalf of MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi (Ta'al) against the decision of the Central...
2003-01-02
This week, the Central Elections Committee (CEC) voted to disqualify the National Democratic Assembly (NDA) and its leader Member of Knesset (MK) Dr. Azmi Bishara, as well as MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi...
2002-12-25
In the submission, the petitioners presented four new cases documented by B'Tselem which detail the continued use of Palestinian civilians as human shields, despite an injunction issued by the...
2002-12-24
The Supreme Court dismissed a petition submitted by seven Palestinian detainees and ten Palestinian and Israeli human rights organizations protesting the inhumane conditions faced by close to 1,000...
2002-12-23
Yesterday, Adalah sent a letter to Interior Minister Eliyahu Yishai demanding that he rescind his closure order, issued the same day, against Sawt Al-Haqq Wal-Hurriya. This newspaper is affiliated...
2002-12-21
On 19 December 2002, in an unprecedented move, Attorney General Elyakim Rubenstein submitted a motion to the Central Elections Committee (CEC) asking to disqualify the National Democratic Assembly...
2002-12-10
On 8 December 2002, Adalah filed a petition to the Nazareth District Court seeking a declaratory judgment that Article 11D of Bar Ilan University's Disciplinary Code is invalid. This article states...
2002-12-08
The Tel Aviv District Court decided to continue the hearing, begun today, on Adalah's petition to release Marwan Barghouti from solitary confinement. Judge David Bar-Ophir, the Deputy President of...
2002-12-06
Today, Adalah filed a petition to the Tel Aviv District Court demanding that it overturn the Prisons Authority's decision to place Marwan Barghouti in solitary confinement for five days. The...
2002-12-02
Yesterday, Adalah filed four prisoner's petitions to the Nazareth District Court on behalf of four political prisoners, against the Prisons Authority and the Open University of Israel. The...
2002-11-25
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Israel issued an order nisi requiring the state to explain, within 120 days, why not to include Arab towns in the government's 'Ofeq' program. This program aims to...