Settlement expansion plansProtocols of a Civil Administration committee approving construction of sewage-treatment facilities in the West Bank indicate plans to substantially expand several settlements.
Allow al-Haq director to leave OPTHuman rights organizations in Israel call on defense officials to lift the travel ban placed since 2006 on Shawan Jabarin, director of a Palestinian human rights organization.
Testimony: Settlers beat and abduct boyOn 12 Feb. '09, two settlers beat Adham Ghaneimat, 14, and forced him to run before them as they drove to a settlement nearby, hitting him in the feet on the way.
Petition: Let B'Tselem enter GazaB'Tselem petitioned the Israeli High Court of Justice to require Israel to permit staff membersn to enter Gaza to investigate the human rights and humanitarian situation there following the hostilities.
Testimony: Soldiers abuse shepherdOn 28 Jan. '09, soldiers attacked Sharif Abu Hayah, 66, while he was herding his flock, beat him severely and dragged him, blindfolded and handcuffed, over rocks and thorns.
Prohibit use of Ruger rifle to disperse demonstratorsThe army has once again begun using the lethal Ruger rifle in demonstrations, despite a previous prohibition. As a result, many Palestinians and at last one foreign citizen have been injured.