Briefing Papers & Op-Eds

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Every week, the Israeli military has responded to the peaceful civilian protests in Gaza with lethal and other excessive force, which has resulted to date in the killing of over 100 people.
On Friday evening, 18 May 2018, 21 protesters were arrested in Haifa during a demonstration against the mass killing and wounding of Gaza protesters by the Israeli military over the last seven weeks.
Adalah & Al Mezan: Risk of further killings remains high as protests are planned through 15 May; imperative that UN Security Council shoulder its responsibilities and urgently act.
Translation of selected sections of Israeli Supreme Court decision and the state's response re: Yosef Al-Kronz and Mohammed Al-‘Ajouri case: HCJ 2777/18, Yousef Al-Kronz v. Commander of Israeli...
In 2017, the Israeli parliament enacted a law allowing the expropriation of private West Bank Palestinian land in order to retroactively “legalize” Israeli settlements.
Adalah's key concerns regarding the human rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Notably, many of these concerns also apply to Palestinians living under occupation in the Occupied Palestinian...
Details newly-enacted Israeli laws and pending bills that contain discriminatory and/or anti-democratic provisions liable to violate the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel and in the OPT.
Palestinian citizens of Israel - 1.5 million people, or 20% of Israel’s population - are considered a national, ethnic, linguistic, and religious minority under international human rights law.
Adalah is issuing an update to this position paper after the Israeli Supreme Court, on 17 January 2016, rejected the villagers’ request for a further hearing on the case. Initially issued July 2015.
In July-August 2014, Israel launched a military offensive in the Gaza Strip that killed 2,251 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians.
Examination of extra-judicial executions of Palestinians by Israeli forces in the fall 2015-winter 2016 and failure of Israeli authorities to investigate these events.
The Israeli Government's New Plan to Forcibly Displace and Dispossess Palestinian Bedouin Citizens of Israel from their Land in the Naqab (Negev).
2016's top five human rights concerns: forced displacement, discriminatory laws, 'shoot to kill' policy, education and employment gaps, shrinking civil society space.
The Israeli government announced a relaxation in the police’s detailed ‘rules of engagement’, leading to a dramatic increase in many instances of what appear to be extra-judicial executions.
Marketing of land by Israel Land Authority is predominantly carried out in Jewish and mixed Arab-Jewish areas, while almost no effort is invested in solving housing shortage in Arab communities.
Many of these practices violate Israel’s international obligations as a signatory to the UN Convention against Torture, which prohibits torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Many of these concerns also apply to violations of the human rights of Palestinians living under occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Position paper on the flaws and dangers of the ruling that allows the destruction of a Bedouin village in order to build a Jewish town over its ruins.
The 2015 Israeli elections saw an unprecedented level of racist incitement against Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, which played a critical part in the election's events and results. Regardless...
In late 2003, the Israeli Government decided to establish the ‘Abu Basma’ Regional Council in the Naqab/Negev region of southern Israel. Placed within its jurisdiction were a number of Arab...