Selected Laws and Legal Issues
Strikes on houses in Gaza used for military purposes - Legal aspects11 Jul 2014In many cases, Hamas uses its commanders' own homes, where their families and other civilians reside, for military purposes. When such houses are used for military purposes, they may become legitimate military targets under international law.
Artificial nutrition for hunger strikers25 Jun 2014Israel's Knesset is currently discussing a proposed amendment to the Prison Regulations - "Preventing Damage from Hunger Strikes".
Ensuring equal rights for women in Israel31 Dec 2013Israel has been committed to gender equality since its establishment, and continues to promote and aspire to full and real equality in all aspects of life.
Statement regarding civil suit in the matter of Rachel Corrie28 Aug 2012The death of Rachel Corrie is without a doubt a tragic accident. As the verdict states, the driver of the bulldozer and his commander had no possibility of seeing Ms. Corrie and thus are exonerated of any blame for negligence.
International Human Rights Day 201108 Dec 2011On December 10, 2011 the world and the web marked International Human Rights Day.
New investigation policy regarding Palestinian casualties from IDF fire in Judea and Samaria06 Apr 2011The new policy requires that every case in which uninvolved Palestinians are killed by IDF fire be investigated immediately by the Criminal Investigation Division.
Indictment of Gazan engineer Dirar Abu Sisi04 Apr 2011Beginning in 2002, Abu Sisi was engaged in the development of missiles to be launched by Hamas into the State of Israel, including increasing their range and ability to pierce steel so as to penetrate IDF armored vehicles and thus strike at soldiers.
Salah Shehadeh-Special Investigatory Commission27 Feb 2011A report by the Special Investigatory Commission which investigated the targeted killing of Salah Shehadeh which took place in Gaza city on July 22, 2002, was submitted today to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Cabinet approves amendment to Article 5c of the Citizenship Law10 Oct 2010According to the amendment, those seeking to become naturalized Israeli citizens will take an oath to the effect that their allegiance is to the State of Israel "as a Jewish and democratic state."