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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel continued to impose institutionalized discrimination against Palestinians living under its rule in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). It displaced hundreds of Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as a result of home demolitions and...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Israel/OPT: Flag restrictions are the latest attempt to silence Palestinians and reduce their visibility 

An Israeli government directive which places additional restrictions on the display of Palestinian flags in public spaces in Israel is an audacious attack on the rights to nationality, freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said today. The directive, which was...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Corporal Punishment

Palestinian authorities must investigate torture allegations of hunger-striking prisoners and ensure their fair trial

The authorities in Palestine must ensure that six men arrested in the West Bank in June, including three who have been on hunger strike for almost two months whilst in detention, receive a fair trial, Amnesty International said today ahead of the first hearing of their court case. They must also...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Children

Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: ‘They were just kids’: Evidence of war crimes during Israel’s August 2022 Gaza offensive

On 5 August 2022, Israel launched a three-day offensive on occupied Gaza, visiting fresh trauma and destruction on a besieged population living under apartheid. Both Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups committed apparent war crimes. In one attack, an Israeli drone killed five children at a...