Palestinian protesters sit in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against the occupation and in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, May 12, 2017. Israeli soldiers shot and killed Palestinian youth, Saba Abu Ubeid, during the protest.

Knesset Approves Bill to End Tax Transfers to PA as Sanction vs. Its Prisoner Compensation Program

The Knesset advanced legislation on Wednesday, June 14, that would put an end to the annual transfer of an estimated 1 billion shekels ($280 million) in taxes to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a sanction against the latter’s compensation program that provides financial allowances to Palestinians imprisoned by Israel and their families. The Knesset plenum…

B’Tselem Documentary Project Wins 1st Prize at Toronto Festival

A documentary project produced by B’Tselem, The Invisible Walls of Occupation, has won the Best Interactive Experience Award at the T.O. WebFest 2017, a Toronto-based festival dedicated to Web-based content. Viewers of the interactive documentary, which illustrates various aspects of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation, are invited on a virtual tour of the Palestinian village…

Hadash lawmaker MK Aida Touma-Sliman

Hundreds of Palestinians Denied Israeli Residency despite Interior Minister’s Previous Committment

Israel’s Interior Minister Arye Dery announced that nearly 450 Palestinians who were expected to receive residency status as part of the so-called “family unification” arrangement failed to meet the required criteria for naturalization. These Palestinians will receive neither permanent residency nor temporary residency status. This development follows a government commitment, made in response to an April…