Academic institutions’ collusion with Shin Bet will likely bolster calls for boycott. Read more about Israeli universities help Shin Bet torturers recruit students
Israeli ruling provided a “novel” excuse for inflicting pain on detainees, according to a 2001 CIA memo. Read more about CIA cites Israeli court ruling to "justify" torture program
Israel Prison Service refuses to negotiate as hunger strike enters 45th day. Read more about Netanyahu threatens to force-feed hunger striking Palestinian prisoners
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. Read more about Shabak tortures and ill-treats Palestinian detainees with impunity
An important precedent was recently set that could challenge the entrenched system of impunity for Israeli interrogators who torture and abuse Palestinian detainees. Read more about Israel's impunity challenged by torture victim in Jerusalem
Human rights groups in Israel are protesting the new Israeli law passed yesterday which “prohibits boycott of businesses, universities, and social and cultural institutions based in Israel and the illegal settlements, and imposes heavy financial sanctions against civil society organizations and businesses that participate in boycotts.” Read more about Rights groups: anti-boycott law "effectively a legal annexation of W. Bank"
Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority rights in Israel, and Nadi al-Aseer, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, filed a pre-petition on 11 May demanding an end to detention in prison facilities run by Israel’s secret service agency. Read more about Rights groups challenge Israeli secret service impunity
A video posted on Youtube shows an Israeli police officer slapping a woman. The Arabic title of the video says: “Aggression of an Israeli officer against the lawyer Maysa Irshaid, 15 May.” Separately, the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) issued a press statement received by The Electronic Intifada by email that appears to describe the incident depicted in the video. The slap is clearly visible toward the end of the brief, 43 second video. Read more about Video: Israeli police officer slaps Palestinian woman lawyer on Nakba day