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Up-to-the-minute updates on Adalah's legal work defending human rights as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-10
Hastily-legislated law designed to combat COVID-19 allows Israel’s government to impose sweeping restrictions that violate civil liberties with zero parliamentary oversight.
2020-09-06
Supreme Court’s decision criticized the Israeli government, despite dismissing Adalah’s petition, after approval of comprehensive ‘Major Coronavirus Law’. Court did not decide on principle...
2020-08-31
As Gaza faces COVID-19 outbreak, Israel imposes full maritime closure, bans land entry of building materials and fuel; electricity available just 4 hours a day; Israeli measures cause grave harm to...
2020-08-24
Adalah takes series of new legal actions to defend rights of East J’lem Palestinians in shadow of renewed outbreak; 50% of city’s new patients are Palestinians; Israel resumes demolitions of...
2020-08-16
Shin Bet’s extreme mass surveillance tools are not intended for civilian purposes and severely and persistently violate the right to privacy and freedom.
2020-07-30
Israeli police issued 77,000 tickets with fines amounting to tens of millions of shekels to individuals – without legal authority. Unclear regulations led to selective enforcement of rules, which...
2020-07-23
Israel’s top court rejects Adalah petition demanding Israel implement COVID-19 protective guidelines for prisoners at Gilboa prison; 30 prison guards and 7 prisoners are infected while 489 guards...
2020-07-21
Israel left Palestinian communities exposed to pandemic through substandard protection and limited access to testing, emergency medical services, and social welfare benefits – particularly in...
2020-07-19
Total number of exits via Erez Crossing in June dropped sharply to 218, just one percent compared to the total exits recorded in February.
2020-07-13
Adalah: Newly-amended law yet another steep plunge down a slippery slope. There is real danger that further such steps will lead to total tyranny at the hands of the Israeli government.
2020-07-12
Bill disproportionately violates the fundamental constitutional rights of prisoners and detainees being held by Israel.
2020-07-07
Justices insist petition is too 'theoretical' for them to consider; Adalah: people are facing immediate danger to life and health.
2020-07-07
Legislation lets government declare a state of emergency and enact associated regulations – potentially entailing extreme restrictions on basic rights in all spheres of life – with ineffective...
2020-05-29
Palestinian Bedouin residents of 48 villages in Naqab (Negev) region are served by post offices in just seven towns. As public transportation is significantly reduced to meet COVID-19 restrictions,...
2020-05-20
Israel announces general return to school, but most schoolchildren from Bedouin villages in the Naqab (Negev) remain in their homes because of classroom overcrowding and schools’ lack of...
2020-05-13
Under current Israeli law, individuals must be at least 20 years of age to qualify for unemployment benefits; large numbers of Palestinian employees losing their jobs during COVID-19 are young people.
2020-05-12
Adalah’s Supreme Court petition calls for urgent action in northern Israeli facility housing 450 ‘security prisoners’; Gilboa prisoners unable to maintain required distance of two meters from...
2020-05-06
Adalah-Joint List petition contends Israeli government decrees violate Israeli constitutional law; expanded panel of five justices slated to hear case tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30 AM.
2020-04-26
For first time, court recognizes restrictions on Shin Bet’s powers but grants lengthy period for legislation during which spy agency can act widely without oversight.