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Repression of Non-Violent Protest in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Case Study on the village of al-Nabi Saleh

According to Al-Haq’s documentation, since 2004, at least 13 protesters have been killed at demonstrations across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The Israeli military regularly targets protesters as well as bystanders, homes and property with rubber-coated metal bullets, tear-gas canisters, sound grenades and ‘skunk,’ a foul smelling chemical substance.

Al-Haq's report examines the excessive use of force used by Israel in the illegal suppression of peaceful protests in the West Bank village of al-Nabi Saleh, which amount to violations of Israel’s international law obligations to respect and protect the right to life and to the freedom of expression of the occupied population. The report demonstrates that the use of force targets protesters and is disproportionate in nature.


A legal commentary on Israel’s recently-amended Civil Wrongs (Liability of the State) Law 5712-1952 (the Compensation Law), legislation which raises a number of concerns in regards to its compliance with international law. The amendments to this law, which narrow the eligibility of Palestinians to submit claims for compensation as a result of illegal actions carried out by the Israeli military (including acts of negligence), were overwhelmingly passed by the Israeli Knesset (parliament) in July 2005. The Compensation Law seeks to preempt the Palestinians’ right to a remedy, in this case compensation, a right which is deemed customary under international law. Further, it is a blatant example of discrimination formalised into law, as in effect, it will deny compensation to Arabs in general, and Palestinians in particular.

Report on Human Rights Practices in the Occupied Territories During 1981

Report on Human Rights Practices in the Occupied Territories During 1981

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