• Israel should immediately allow access to Gaza for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other international human rights organizations so they can investigate allegations of serious violations of international humanitarian law by all parties to the conflict, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.
    August 20, 2014
    Press release
  • Israeli security forces ordered a Palestinian man to take down security cameras that captured the shooting deaths of two Palestinian boys in May. Footage recorded by cameras on the man’s building prompted an international outcry over the killings.
    June 19, 2014
    Press release
  • With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks under way again in Washington, questions persist about whether Israel will agree to a Palestinian state on the basis of the pre-1967 borders, the so-called Green Line. In the meantime, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are keeping a wary eye on the red lines that constrain what they can say and do.
    July 31, 2013
    Commentary
  • Israel engaged in discriminatory practices and other rights violations against Palestinians during 2012, while Palestinian authorities committed abuses against their own population, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013.  

    February 14, 2013
    Press release
  • Palestinian armed groups in Gaza violated the laws of war during the November 2012 fighting by launching hundreds of rockets toward population centers in Israel.
    December 24, 2012
    Press release
  • Four Israeli attacks on journalists and media facilities in Gaza during the November 2012 fighting violated the laws of war by targeting civilians and civilian objects that were making no apparent contribution to Palestinian military operations
    December 20, 2012
    Press release
  • Four Israeli attacks on journalists and media facilities in Gaza during the November 2012 fighting violated the laws of war by targeting civilians and civilian objects that were making no apparent contribution to Palestinian military operations
    December 20, 2012
    Press release
  • Israel and Hamas should follow the announced ceasefire agreement with concrete measures to address longstanding human rights abuses and the impunity that has fueled violations in successive conflicts.
    November 23, 2012
    Press release
  • Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza need to take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians as hostilities between the two sides intensify.
    November 15, 2012
    Press release
  • Israel and Hamas should follow the announced prisoner exchange with measures to improve human rights. Israel should end its punitive closure of Gaza, which Israeli leaders have said was partly to pressure Hamas to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, but which extends far beyond denying military shipments to Hamas. Hamas and Israel should also ensure that everyone in their custody is treated humanely.
    October 18, 2011
    Press release
  • Israel and Hamas should follow the announced prisoner exchange with measures to improve human rights. Israel should end its punitive closure of Gaza, which Israeli leaders have said was partly to pressure Hamas to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, but which extends far beyond denying military shipments to Hamas. Hamas and Israel should also ensure that everyone in their custody is treated humanely.
    October 18, 2011
    Press release
  • Palestinian armed groups in Gaza and Israeli military forces should end attacks that fail to distinguish civilians from military targets and should limit harm to civilians.
    September 12, 2011
    Press release
  • Staff Sergeant Gilad Shalit has been in captivity for five years. Those holding him have refused to allow him to communicate with his family, nor have they provided information on his well-being and the conditions in which he is being held. The organizations stress that this conduct is inhumane and a violation of international humanitarian law.
    June 24, 2011
    Press release
  • Israeli authorities should conduct a criminal investigation into Israeli forces’ shootings of protesters who tried to cross into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on June 5, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.
    June 10, 2011
    Press release
  • Richard Goldstone's partial retraction of his own report doesn't excuse the conduct of Israel's war in Gaza.
    April 5, 2011
    Commentary