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We, human rights organizations from Israel, consider Israel’s refusal to allow Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch (HRW) to enter the country a cause of grave concern. We stand in solidarity with him and our colleagues at HRW.Israel seeks to portray itself as a card-carrying member of the club of...

Chronology of the Case of Lena Hendry

By c5 on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 03:07
For more Lena Campaign materials proceed to: Lena Campaign Materials For more Press Coverage on Lena’s Cases, proceed to: Press Coverage 2017
In late January 2017, the military blocked off vehicle access via the main entrance of Palestinian village of ‘Azzun - and kept the entrance shut nearly continuously for two and a half weeks - as collective punishment for incidents in which stones and Molotov cocktails were hurled and live...

Decision on Lena Hendry’s Case

By c5 on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:04
Human Rights Defender Lena Hendry has been found guilty by Tuan Mohd. Rehan Mohd. Aris at the Magistrate Court of the offence of the public screening of the film NO FIRE ZONE: THE KILLING FIELDS OF SRI LANKA, a human rights documentary film about war crimes committed during the civil war in Sri...

Show Your Support for Lena Hendry!

By c5 on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:50
Gazans have been suffering severe power shortages for a decade, ever since Israel bombed Gaza’s power plant in 2006. Since that time, Israel has prevented restoration of the plant, impeded infrastructure repairs and upgrades, and compelled Gaza authorities to purchase only Israeli fuel at a price...

Videos translated into or out of Burmese

By c5 on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:15
On 19 February 2017, large numbers of Civil Administration personnel and police arrived at the Khan al-Ahmar community, which is located near the settlement of Maale Adumim. They served 39 stop-work orders (a preamble step preceding demolition orders) , which apply to all of the community’s...
Today, B’Tselem released a new interactive documentary entitled “The Invisible Walls of Occupation”. Viewers are invited on a virtual tour of the Palestinian village of Burqah, a rural suburb of the city of Ramallah that has become cut off from its urban center through various restrictions imposed...
Kafr Qadum. Photo by Abdulkarim Sadi, B’Tselem, 15 Feb. 2017In January B’Tselem documented two incidents in which soldiers entered homes in Kafr Qadum, a village west of the city of Nablus, at night. They threatened the residents, warning them not to participate in the weekly protests in the...
Many cancer patients cannot get the treatment they need in Gaza. WHO figures indicate that in 2016 Israel reduced the number of Gazan cancer patients allowed to receive treatment in the West Bank or Israel, denying over a third of applications. Iman Shanan, a recovering cancer patient who has to...
2016 saw a marked increase in the number of homes Israeli authorities demolished throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, citing lack of building permits as a pretext. The scale of demolitions documented by B’Tselem this year is the most extensive since we began systematically...
In the last few weeks, we’ve all watched something new unfold in the United States – including an unparalleled surge of activism and protests. That’s why last month, we released our “Filming Inauguration and Women’s Marches” tip sheet.  Activists have been filming – and they’ve...
The law passed by the Knesset today proves yet again that Israel has no intention of ending its control over the Palestinians or its theft of their land. Lending a semblance of legality to this ongoing act of plunder is a disgrace for the state and its legislature. Passing the bill mere weeks after...
By Victor Ribeiro – WITNESS consultant in Rio de Janeiro Read in Portuguese Once again our partners from the Brazilian media collective, Coletivo Papo Reto were targeted by police during a military operation inside Complexo do Alemão, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. This time, one young resident...
On 23 Dec. 2016, masked soldiers captured Palestinian boy Muhammad Shteiwi, 7, during the weekly protest at Kafr Qadum. They detained him for some 10 minutes, while firing at protestors. The incident, captured on video by B’Tselem volunteer Abdallah Qadumi, is yet another example of the inevitable...
On 15 Jan. 2017, the Civil Administration began uprooting olive trees and levelling land near the Palestinian villages of ‘Azzun and a-Nabi Elyas in Qalqilya District, as part of a plan to build a bypass road to replace a section of Route 55 that runs through the villages. To that end, the...
Ahmad Kharubi. Photo courtesy of the familyOn 22 December 2016, at about 2:45 A.M., an Israeli soldier shot and killed Ahmad Nasha’t ‘Othman Kharubi, 19, a resident of al-Birah. Kharubi was killed in Kafr ‘Aqab after security forces, accompanied by Civil Administration representatives, entered the...
Leer en español It’s been a turbulent start to the new year for Mexico. With an economy already reeling from the rhetoric of Trump’s campaign, and now direct executive actions, the country was dealt another blow when it suddenly increased gasoline prices by 15%-20% on January 1, which has also lead...
Video: Civil Administration forces uproot olive trees on ‘Azzun village land. Filmed by Abdulkarim Sadi, B'TselemOn Sunday, 15 January 2017, laborers began uprooting olive trees and leveling land near the Palestinian villages of ‘Azzun and a-Nabi Elyas in Qalqilya District, under the supervision of...

Israel destroying Gaza’s fishing sector

By c5 on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 22:55
Fishermen at Gaza's fishing port. Photo by Suhaib Salem, Reuters, 4 April 2016In 2000, Gaza had about 10,000 fishermen. Today, the Gaza Fishermen’s Association has only some 4,000 fishermen registered, who are the breadwinners for approximately 50,000 persons. This figure, however, is misleading as...
Roadblock reinstalled at the western entrance to the village. Photo by Iyad Hadad, B’Tselem, 8 January 2017On the night between Thursday and Friday, 24 and 25 November 2016 – during a period when many fires broke out in Israel – a fire broke out in a wooded area south of the settlement of Halamish...

Halt Orang Asli Harassment!

By c5 on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:21
Photo Courtesy of JKOAK: Forestry Department destroying the Orang Asli Huts Pusat KOMAS stands in solidarity with the Orang Asli community in Gua Musang, Kelantan and the two journalists who were arrested in the latest crackdown by the Kelantan Forestry Department, and their illegal attempt to...

5 Retos Cívico-Tecnológicos para 2017

By c5 on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 06:55
Por: @jmcasanueva​ | TW: jm_casanuevaDebemos admitir que recordaremos, para mal o muy mal al año...
On 18 December 2016, at about 12:30 A.M., Israeli military personnel shot and killed Ahmad Hazem ‘Ata Zidani (a-Rimawi), 17, a resident of the village of Beit Rima, northwest of Ramallah. They also injured N.R., 25, also a resident of the village during clashes. Footage from a CCTV camera installed...

Istirahatlah Kata-Kata: A Film Review

By c5 on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:55

For Unity, Enough Rhetorics, Take Action!

By c5 on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 14:40
Pusat KOMAS applauds the Prime Minister Najib Razak’s and the Malaysian government’s call to make ‘unity’ a culture for all Malaysians in the ‘Moments of Unity’ event organized by the Malaysian National Unity and Integration Department (JPNIN) at the Perdana Botanical Gardens in Kuala Lumpur on...

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