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Of some 100,000 Palestinians who work in Israel daily, 63,000 have permits and can enter Israel via one of 11 checkpoints. This past June, during the fast of Ramadan, B’Tselem again documented the rough conditions at two of the checkpoints: 300 and Qalandia. Even during Ramadan, when workers fast...
According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in the first quarter of 2016, approximately 63,000 Palestinians worked in Israel with permits to enter the country. These workers enter Israel via 11 checkpoints located throughout the West Bank: three in the south, five in the center, and...

Reacciones a campaña contra sexting

By c5 on Sun, 07/31/2016 - 02:03
Campañas contra el sextingLa campaña #PensarAntesdeSextear fue lanzada el 10 de Julio de 2016 por el...
By Madeleine Bair & Niko Efstathiou Freedom of expression, self-determination, access to education and employment, control of natural resources. These are among the many concerns of the people of Western Sahara, as seen from protests, testimony, and abuses captured in six months of eyewitness...
At about 3:00 A.M. on 13 July 2016, Border Police officers opened fire at a car in the center of the town a-Ram in the Al-Quds District during policing operations in the area by the Israeli military and the Border Police. The driver - 22-year-old Anwar a-Salaimeh, a resident of Dahiyat al-Bareed,...
At 3:00 A.M. on 13 July 2016 Border Police fired at a car in the center of a-Ram. The shooting - captured on a security camera - killed the driver, Anwar a-Salaimeh, and injured a passenger. While Israeli media reported the officers feared an attempted ramming attack, B’Tselem’s inquiry raises...

Razed to the ground, July 2016

By c5 on Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:55
In Jan.-June 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 168 dwellings in Palestinian communities in the West Bank, making 740 people homeless (incl. 384 minors), more than in any one year in the past decade (except 2013). These demolitions were carried out only in Area C, which comprises about 60% of the...
From January to June 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 168 dwellings in Palestinian communities in the West Bank. As a result, 740 people – including 384 minors – were made homeless. According to B’Tselem’s figures, this six-month period alone saw more demolitions than any individual year over...
In the first half of 2016, Israeli authorities demolished more homes in Palestinian communities in the West Bank than in the entire previous year. This information, compiled by B’Tselem, will be presented today (Wed, 27 .7.2016) in a Knesset conference on Israel’s policy of Palestinian home...

Datos y Mezcales, edición Julio

By c5 on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:17
Nos reunimos comunidades de tecnología cívica, periodistas, daterxs y sociedad civil para conocer...

Screening Papuan Films in Yogyakarta

By c5 on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:35

Israel once again holding minors without trial

By c5 on Mon, 07/25/2016 - 03:12
As of October 2015, Israel has once again been holding minors in administrative detention – a measure not implemented since December 2011. According to figures sent to B’Tselem by the Israel Prison Service (IPS), the number of minors held in administrative detention by Israel has risen steadily,...
Watching Western Sahara is a collaboration between the WITNESS Media Lab and FiSahara to curate and contextualize online videos documenting human rights in Western Sahara. This is the first of a blog series on what we have learned and the tools and methods used. See curated videos on Watching...
1394, or 63%, of the 2,202 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces in Operation "Protective Edge" did not take part in the hostilities. Of these, 526 – a quarter of all Palestinians killed in the operation – were children under eighteen years of age. These are some of the figures published...
By Sarah Kerr and Jackie Zammuto The Republican National Convention (RNC) begins on Monday, July 18th in Cleveland, Ohio. The following week the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will get underway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25th. Emotions at the conventions promise to run high and...

Press Statement: Keep Racism Out of Education

By c5 on Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00
Pusat KOMAS would like to applaud the decision of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in sacking the lecturer who was at the centre of a controversy over its Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (TITAS) module last month. Racist lecture materials by a UTM lecturer which portrayed Hindus as “dirty...
Este 26 de julio tendremos en la Ciudad de México la segunda edición del Festival de Innovación y...
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil begin in less than a month. Social and political unrest has already caused many to call for the cancellation of the event. These voices are rapidly being joined by others concerned about the ongoing Zika crisis and the possibility of further transmission of the...

Four Ways to Save Live Video Broadcasts

By c5 on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:20
Although activists have been live streaming from mobile devices for at least five years, more of them than ever, around the world, are turning to live video broadcasts to expose and prevent human rights abuses in real-time. Facebook Live and Periscope are among two of the more popular services...
Leer en español On Sunday, June 19, journalists from independent media outlets and international agencies decided to publish their photos along with the metadata from their images. This action has served to shift official discourse and expose one of the largest repressions of protest in Mexico in...
On Thursday, 30 June 2016, a Palestinian youth stabbed 13-year-old Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her bed, in her home in the settlement of Kiryat Arba near Hebron. The next day, Palestinians fired at an Israeli car driving on Route 60, killing Rabbi Michael Mark and wounding his wife and two of...

Killing of Sarah Hajuj, Hebron, July 2016

By c5 on Wed, 07/06/2016 - 19:22
On 1 July 2016 a Border Police officer shot and killed Sarah Hajuj, 27, from Bani Nai’m, at a checkpoint at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. The Israel Police said she had tried to stab a policewoman. Footage captured by a Palestinian passerby and B’Tselem’s inquiry indicate the lethal shooting was...
WITNESS and FiSahara are working to bring videos taken by some of the world’s most at-risk journalists to the eyes of human rights advocates By Madeleine Bair and María Carrión Watching Western Sahara is a collaborative video curation platform created to curate and contextualize eyewitness footage...
On Friday, 1 July 2016, an Israeli Border Police officer shot and killed Sarah Hajuj, 27-year-old Palestinian from Bani Na’im, Hebron District, at a checkpoint located in the Ibrahimi Mosque compound at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. According to an Israel Police notice, a young Palestinian...
On 9 Dec. 2011 Tamimi was hit by a tear-gas canister fired at him from close range while throwing stones at a protest. He died the next day. Two years later the MAG Corps closed the case on untenable grounds; B’Tselem appealed the decision. The Military Prosecution denied the appeal in Feb. 2016,...
B’Tselem expresses deep sorrow over the killing of Rabbi Michael Mark, 48, and the injury of his wife and two of their children in a shooting attack by Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills on Friday. Mark’s wife Hava sustained serious injuries, their 13-year-old daughter Tehilla moderate injuries...
B’Tselem expresses deep sorrow over the stabbing to death of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, by a Palestinian who entered her home in Kiryat Arba this this morning, and over the injury of a member of the settlement's security detail. B'Tselem conveys its sincerest condolences to the family and its best...
By Karen Stevenson When a lone gunman walked into a nightclub in Orlando on June 12, he did so with one intention: slaughtering its patrons. He did not choose a straight bar. A college campus. Or a fast food restaurant. He went to Pulse Night Club to carry out what would be the deadliest mass...
Pusat KOMAS management and staff congratulate Mr Jerald Joseph, Board member of Pusat KOMAS on his appointment as a Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) for the term 2016-2019. The appointment of members of independent civil society organisations to the country’s human...

Access to the Internet is a Human Right

By c5 on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 02:05
If you’re reading this, it means your internet works. Congrats! (And if you’re reading this offline, I’d love to hear how it got to you.) The internet connection that brought you here is an increasingly essential part of our jobs, our relationships, our democracies, and our lives. It’s the only way...

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