General Security Services – GSS or Shabak

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2014-04-17
Adalah: The core issue is the prohibition on Palestinian citizens of Israel from entering numerous Arab countries, which in this case prevents journalists like Kayyal from enjoying their right to...
In its landmark 1999 ruling on torture, the Israeli Supreme Court outlawed certain inhumane and degrading methods of interrogations of Palestinian security suspects. Yet, 14 years later, the...
The Criminal Procedures (Detainees Suspected of Security Offenses) Law, originally legislated as a temporary order valid for just 18 month has been extended for nine years (from 2006 and until its...
2013-02-10
Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Petition against Law Exempting GSS from Recording Interrogations of Security Suspects; Decision Completely Contradicts New Recommendations of Turkel Committee On 7...
2012-09-04
The Israeli navy frequently shoots live fire at fishing boats in the permitted fishing area (three nautical miles) on the shores of Gaza and forces fishermen to strip naked at gunpoint, jump into...
2012-07-04
(Haifa, Israel) On 2 July 2012, Adalah sent a letter to members of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee demanding that they reject another extension of a sweeping exemption for...
2012-03-27
(Haifa, Israel) Adalah filed a request for permission to appeal the decision of the Nazareth District Court to the Israeli Supreme Court on 26 March 2012. Earlier this month, the District Court...
2012-03-14
(Haifa, Israel) On 7 March 2012, the Nazareth District Court rejected Adalah's petition demanding that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) allow Mr. Rawi Sultany (25 years-old), a Palestinian Arab...
2011-09-01
(Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Israel) Today, 1 September 2011, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I), together with its partners Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Al...
2010-10-21
In a letter to MK David Rotem, the Chairman of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, dated 21 October 2010, Adalah demanded that a new bill, which amends the Criminal Procedure...
In its ruling of September 1999, the Supreme Court prohibited the use of a number of methods of interrogation and torture and ruled that the GSS has no authority to use violent means of...
2010-06-17
The GSS Must Cease Coercion of Palestinians Medical Students to Provide Information as a Condition for Granting them Permits to Practice in East Jerusalem Hospitals
2010-05-27
Adalah: “Trumped-up accusations made in indictments have become alarmingly common practice in security cases in Israel. They aim to justify the complete isolation and use of illegal methods of...
2010-05-18
Today 18 May 2010, Mr. Ameer Makhoul, the director of the Arab NGO network "Ittijah" and a human rights defender, met with his legal defense team after the order prohibiting his meeting with a...
2009-03-24
Today, 24 March 2009, at a hearing held before an expanded panel of nine justices of the Israeli Supreme Court, three human rights organizations - The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel,...
2009-01-02
On 31 December 2008, Adalah sent an urgent letter to the Attorney General (AG) demanding that he order the General Security Services (GSS or the "Shabak") to cease the summoning of Arab leaders of...
2008-06-17
The Attorney General (AG) of Israel, Menachem Mazuz, responded to a letter sent by Adalah on 10 April 2008 in which the organization demanded that directives be issued to the General Security...
The metaphor of the Gaza Strip as the world’s largest prison is unfortunately outdated. Israel now treats the Strip more like a zoo. For running a prison is about constraining or repressing...
Tel Aviv District Court, Lawsuit 185/08 The Arab Students' Committee of Tel Aviv University, et. al. v. Tel Aviv University