Briefing Papers & Op-Eds

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On 21 July 2022, an expanded seven-justice panel of the Israeli Supreme Court delivered a ruling upholding the constitutionality of a 2008 amendment to the 1952 Citizenship Law (Article 11(2)(b))....
This paper illustrates the illegality of the East Jerusalem City Center Plan No. 101-0465229 which imposes long-term restrictions on Palestinian development in all areas of life.
This paper discusses the renewal of land rights registration procedures in East Jerusalem which will lead to extensive expropriation of Palestinian land, contrary to international and Israeli law.
This expert opinion analyzes Israel’s legal measures to outlaw Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations, namely the 2016 Counter-Terrorism (Anti-Terror) Law and the 1945 Emergency...
This position paper details the implications of Article 7 of The Basic Law: Israel –The Nation State of the Jewish People enacted on 19 July 2018, on land and housing policy in two areas: inside...
Adalah lawyers - past and present - examine the October 2000 events and their historic impact.
The commemoration of 20 years since October 2000 comes at a time of new developments regarding the 2017 Israeli police killing of Ya’akub Abu al-Qi’an, a 50-year-old teacher. There is a direct...
On 9 June 2020, the Israeli Supreme Court decided to cancel the "Settlements Regularization Law for Judea and Samaria [the West Bank]", finding that the law disproportionately violates the rights...
This paper discusses a new Israeli practice to retroactively legalize the confiscation of private Palestinian land: the exploitation of the principle of ‘good faith’ in law – in bad faith.
On Int'l Human Rights Day, Adalah releases new report exposing Israel's plan to 'urgently' evict Palestinian Bedouin in the Naqab (Negev) from their homes with no permanent, just housing solutions.
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 makes recommendations to UK government, including "Continue to consult and to support the work of human rights organisations in Israel/Palestine, distinct from actions that promote...
In this briefing note, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel will provide information about its grave human rights concerns relating to Palestinian citizens of Israel and...
In Resolution 2334, the the Security Council “reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East...
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...