The people of Atir–Umm al-Hieran in the Naqab (Negev), Arab Bedouin who hold Israeli citizenship, have been fighting for years against the state’s plans to evict them and replace their vilage of 1,000 with a Jewish city. Read about their history and struggle.

Israeli forces have repeatedly violated their obligations under international human rights law by using excessive force to stifle dissent and freedom of expression, resulting in a pattern of unlawful killings and injuries to civilians. They do so with virtual impunity due to the authorities’ failure to conduct thorough investigations. This report focuses on the use of excessive force in the West Bank since the beginning of 2011. It includes cases of killings and injuries of Palestinian civilians in the context of protests against Israel’s continuing military occupation of the Palestinian territories, illegal Israeli settlements and the fence/wall (via
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Adalah/PHR-Israel/Mezan, On Torture

“On Torture” is an edited volume of essays by Palestinian, Israeli and international legal and medical experts and practitioners based on presentations that they gave during a workshop held in Jerusalem in April 2011 entitled, “Securing Accountability for Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment (CIDT) in Israel: New Trends and Comparative Lessons”. The essayists explore the history of torture in Israel, the daily challenges that practitioners face in seeking accountability for torture and CIDT in Israel, and the changing face of torture. Contributors to the journal are: Attorney Lea Tsemel; Dr. RuchamaMarton (PHR-Israel); Professor Manfred Nowak (former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture); Attorney JamilDakwar (American Civil Liberties Union); Attorneys IritBallas and BanaShoughry-Badarne (The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel); Attorney Gerard Horton(Defense of Children International-Palestine); Brigadier General (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. (PHR-USA); Adalah; Graciela Carmon, M.D(PHR-Israel); Al Mezan; Professor Lisa Hajjar.

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