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Ensuring equal rights for women in Israel
31 Dec 2013
Israel 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.
Updates on human rights legislation and rulings in the West Bank
13 Sep 2012
Statement regarding civil suit in the matter of Rachel Corrie
28 Aug 2012
The 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 2011
08 Dec 2011
On 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 Samaria
06 Apr 2011
The 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 Sisi
04 Apr 2011
Beginning 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 Commission
27 Feb 2011
A 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 Law
10 Oct 2010
According 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."
Gaza Operation Investigations: Second Update
19 Jul 2010
An update to the information presented in Israel's reports related to the Gaza Operation previously released in July 2009 and January 2010.- Full report (pdf)
IDF Military Advocate General indicts soldiers for incidents during Operation Cast Lead
06 Jul 2010
Disciplinary action has been taken against a number of IDF officers and soldiers for their conduct during the Gaza operation.
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