Professional Training in Tel Aviv: Identifying & Documenting Torture

How do you identify a torture survivor? How should healthcare professionals approach one? What are the benefits of documenting the physical and mental damages? At the beginning of November, a 2-day course targeting healthcare professionals and based on the Istanbul Protocol, the international guideline for identification and documentation of torture, will be conducted in Tel…

Major General Kamil Abu Rokon, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Palestinian occupied territories

Civil Administration in Breach of Trusteeship for Occupied W. Bank

The Civil Administration is the military unit responsible for implementing Israel’s civilian policy in the West Bank. Its vast powers are tangible in most areas of life in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT): travel and work permits; infrastructure – water, electricity, transportation and communication; health, education and welfare; land, planning and building; the Population Registry;…

“Ir-Amim” to Hold Study Tour in English in Occupied E. Jerusalem

“Ir-Amim” will be conducting a study tour in English in occupied East Jerusalem, on Friday, October 19. The organization’s study tours provide ground-level exposure to East Jerusalem, creating a platform for critically assessing the idea of Jerusalem as the “eternal, undivided capital of Israel” and understanding the city’s fundamental role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The…

The settlement of Har Homa south of occupied East Jerusalem

Gov’t Continues to Prioritize OPT Settlements over Localities in Israel

Israel’s far-right government continues to give budgetary priority to the settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) over localities in Israel. This fact, which does not augur well for peace, was revealed in a periodic analysis of the central government’s transfers to municipal budgets recently published by the Adva Center, an Israeli NGO that provides…

Na’ama Handi with photo of her son Raed whom she has not seen since the end of 2017

Israel Mistreats Relatives of Thousands of Palestinians Held Illegally in Its Territory

According to figures from the Israel Prison Service (IPS), on  June 30 of this year, Israel was holding some 5,300 Palestinian residents of the West Bank as “security detainees” or prisoners in incarceration facilities. With the exception of Ofer Prison, all the facilities used to hold Palestinians are located inside Israel. Residents of the occupied…