On Amnesty International
Israeli forces unlawfully killed Palestinian civilians, including children, in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and detained thousands of Palestinians from the OPT who opposed Israel’s continuing military occupation, holding hundreds in administrative detention. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remained rife and was committed with impunity. The authorities continued to promote illegal settlements in the West Bank, including by attempting to retroactively “legalize” settlements built on private Palestinian land, and severely restricted Palestinians’ freedom of movement, closing some areas after attacks by Palestinians on Israelis. Israeli forces continued to blockade the Gaza Strip, subjecting its population of 1.9 million to collective punishment, and to demolish homes of Palestinians in the West Bank and of Bedouin villagers in Israel’s Negev/Naqab region, forcibly evicting residents. The authorities imprisoned conscientious objectors to military service and detained and deported thousands of asylum-seekers from Africa.
Israel's 'Apartheid Regime' Is a 'Crime Against Humanity': UN Report New findings confirm what human rights activists have been arguing for decades.
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Israeli soldiers talking about Israel's terrorist polices...
Democracy Now: "Kill Anything": Israeli Soldiers Say Gaza Atrocities Came from Orders for Indiscriminate Fire
IDF FIRST SERGEANT: [translated] The commander announced, "Folks, tomorrow we enter. I want you to be determined, task-oriented and confident. The entire nation is behind you"—the usual speeches. And then he spoke about the rules of engagement. And I quote: "The rules of engagement are: Any person at a distance that could put you at risk, you kill him with no need for clearance." Meaning, anyone at a distance of 200, 300, 400 meters from us, isn’t an ordinary civilian. According to IDF logic, he must be there for a reason, because an ordinary civilian would flee the area, and so, we must kill him with no need for clearance. For me, it was just spine-tingling. I said to him, "Let me get this straight. Any person I see in the neighborhood where we’re headed, I spot him and kill him?" He said, "Yes. Any sane person who sees a tank battalion in his neighborhood will run away. If he sticks around, then he’s up to something. And if he’s up to something, it’s against you. So shoot him." So I tried to dig a little deeper and asked, "What if it’s an innocent civilian?" He said, "There are no innocent civilians. Your presumption should be that anyone within the area of battle, 200, 300, 400 meters from you, is your enemy."
Democracy Now: The Untold Story of the Shejaiya Massacre in Gaza: A Former Israel Soldier Speaks Out
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Democracy Now: Has the World Abandoned Gaza? Region Remains in Ruins a Year After Deadly Israeli Assault
Democracy Now: Henry Siegman, Leading U.S. Jewish Voice for Peace: "Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations"
The Media's Pro-Israel Bias: Why Does TV News Look Like a Netanyahu Ad?
No one is asking the Israeli officials parading across the screen the hard questions.
What You Wouldn't Know About About Israel and Gaza If You Read the New York Times
How the paper protects its readers from the brutal reality.
5 Israeli Talking Points on Gaza Debunked
Why does the mainstream media keep repeating these false claims?
WATCH: Jon Stewart Slams Israeli Criticism of Kerry: 'What The F*ck?'
Watch Stewart's shocked reaction.
Israel's Control of Palestinian Lives Must Be Exposed in Current Grossly Unequal Conflict
My pet cat here in Gaza has more freedom than the Palestinians, such is the subhuman treatment meted out to them.
'I Cried as I Took Notes,' Reporter on Gaza's Child Victims
AFP Middle East correspondent: "I've seen dead children before, but never like during this war in Gaza. Never so many, never so often."
6 Biggest Myths About Israeli Assault on Gaza, Debunked
Why this fight now? Who started it? What happened with the kidnapped Israeli teens? Getting to the bottom of myths.
Debunked: The Mendacious Propaganda Israel is Pushing to Justify Its War On Gaza
It was Israel that initiated the assault on Gaza--not the Palestinians.
Israel's Crazy Doctrine for Justifying Deaths of Over 1,000 Gazans
The worsening of life for people in Gaza is a deliberate goal of the Israeli military.
7 Best Jon Stewart Clips on Israel
With his brand of cutting insight, the 'Daily Show' host offers his take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
How the US Willingly Blew a Chance to Prevent More Wars in Gaza
Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood
Visiting what remains of Shujaiya yields evidence of massacres and stories of impossible courage.
Open Letter to Israel’s Supporters: Where Do You Draw the Line Between 'Defense' and Atrocities?
As a human being, where do you draw the line?
Jon tries to have a calm discussion about Israel's ground offensive in the Gaza Strip;
Will Israel be put on trial for war crimes?An expected visit by ICC delegation could increase the risk of Israeli officials being tried for war crimes.
, named Protective Edge, in July and August 2014 resulted in some 2,250 Palestinian deaths. The vast majority were civilians, including 551 children.
'Strong evidence' of Israeli war crimes in GazaIn a brutal assault in Rafah during 2014 Gaza war, Israeli forces purposely targeted scores of civilians, report finds.
"Public statements by Israeli army commanders and soldiers after the conflict provide compelling reasons to conclude that some attacks that killed civilians and destroyed homes and property were … motivated by a desire for revenge - to teach a lesson to, or punish, the population of Rafah," the report stated, citing evidence that the attacks "were serious violations of international humanitarian law and constituted grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention or other war crimes".
This Is What Being 'Tough on Terror' Looks Like In East Jerusalem
Israeli forces in Occupied Palestinian Territories must end pattern of unlawful killings