Briefing Papers & Op-Eds

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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...
Israel has placed numerous barriers and obstacles in the way of Palestinian victims of the Israeli army who file tort lawsuits to receive legal remedy from the Israeli courts. These barriers to an...
On 6 February 2013, the second part of the Turkel Commission’s Report was published, to examine the events of 31 May 2010, during which the Israeli navy intercepted and captured ships carrying...
Update following the Supreme Court's dismissal of HJC 4969/04, Adalah, et. al. v. IDF Major General, Central Command, Moshe Kaplinski, et. al.
The Israeli military has relied upon the “absolute military necessity” exception to the basic principle in international humanitarian law prohibiting the destruction of civilian property during...