B’Tselem in Warning to Netanyahu: Demolishing Palestinian Villages in W. Bank Constitutes A War Crime

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has announced that preparations are underway to expel two Palestinian communities in the West Bank – an unlawful action that would constitute forcible transfer of protected persons in the Palestinian occupied territories. In response to the announcement, B’Tselem sent a grave letter to Israel’s prime minister, its defense minister, its military…

Hadash MK Abdallah Abu Ma'aruf (Joint List) during the Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee meeting, Sunday April 2

Discriminatory Amendment to Planning & Building Law Approved

The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee approved in its second and third reading, on Sunday, April 2, an amendment to the Planning and Building Law that will make its enforcement more stringent and increase penalties for “illegal construction.” The amendment, sponsored by far-right lawmakers, calls for restricting the discretion of courts regarding the enforcement of…