Rights and Accountability

Shabak tortures and ill-treats Palestinian detainees with impunity

The Public Committee against Torture in Israel (PCATI) reveals how Israel has evaded criminal investigations into all 701 complaints of torture and ill-treatment. Meanwhile the torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian detainees continues. 

Human Rights Watch: Israel must stop tearing Palestinian families apart

Human Rights Watch issued a 90-page report on Israeli occupation policies affecting Palestinian residency rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israel has arbitrarily denied thousands of Palestinians the ability to live in, and travel to and from, those areas, says the rights group. 

Palestinians Owe Ban Ki-moon No Apologies

After this “disrespectful welcome” of Ban Ki-moon by the angry families of prisoners and martyrs, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) shamefully sent apologies to him. But I’ll allow myself to speak on behalf of Palestinians and say proudly: “We make no apologies!” And I add: “The PLO doesn’t represent us.” Palestinians aren’t the ones who should apologize. 

Veolia treats wastewater from Modi'in Illit settlement

Recent research by Who Profits? shows that. Veolia Water Israel provides services to the illegal settlement of Modi’in Illit, and Veolia Transportation Israel operates a total of seven - instead of four - bus lines that run through Palestinian land. 


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