Violence

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 3

Human rights organizations to the HCJ: decide on the petition to revoke the rules of engagement in Gaza

On May 15, 2018, in light of the deaths of many Palestinian protestors at the hands of Israeli security forces adjacent to the Gaza Strip fence on May 14, 2018, six human rights organizations submitted an urgent request for an order nisi in their petitions against the legality of the rules of engagement in Gaza.

Permissive open fire regulations, a "trigger happy" attitude, and indiscriminate destruction: Breaking the Silence publishes a report containing testimonies of Israeli soldiers from the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip

On May 4, 2015, the Israeli organization Breaking the Silence published a report containing testimonies of soldiers and commanders who participated in the war in Gaza in the summer of 2014, named "Operation Protective Edge". The report portrays a disturbing picture of the policy that guided the activity of all ranks of the military forces.

After staying abroad for 10 years, while evading compensation payment and performance of community service: a settler convicted of assaulting a Palestinian was arrested upon his return to the country and later released

For the past 13 years, HaMoked has been handling a tort case concerning the vicious assault of a Palestinian man by a settler near the Metzad settlement in 2000. Before the beating, the settler and his two associates also bashed and damaged the Palestinian's car. The Palestinian appealed for help from a soldier stationed nearby, but was ignored. Two of the victim's ribs were broken in the attack.

11 years after beating and degrading an East Jerusalem father in front of his son: 3 officers will pay the father and son 60,000 NIS in compensation

On June 3, 2006, two residents of East Jerusalem, a father and his ten year-old son, made their way to al-Aqsa Mosque for prayers. At the entrance to the Old City’s Lion’s Gate, they came across three police officers. One asked for the father’s ID, and when he received it, he said: “Look at that mug of yours” in a mocking tone. This sparked an argument between the father and the officer, who now demanded to conduct a body search on the father.

The Attorney General's response to Israeli human rights organizations: no indication that he intends to intiate an external investigation mechanism into the military offensive policy of Israel in the Gaza Strip

On July 21, 2014, following reports on disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian locations by the military during Operation Protective Edge, ten human rights organizations working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including HaMoked, sent a joint letter to the Attorney General calling on him to instruct the government to avoid indiscriminate attacks that cause excessive harm to civilians in the Gaza Strip and to establish an effective and independent external investigation

Israeli human rights organizations to the Attorney General: instruct the government and the military to avoid indiscriminate attacks which cause excessive harm to civilians in the Gaza Strip

Following reports on disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian locations carried out by the military as part of Operation Protective Edge, ten human rights organizations working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, among them HaMoked, sent a joint letter today, July 21, 2014, to the Attorney General.