Israel has been accused of various human rights violations over the years. Here’s a list of some significant allegations:
These acts have been a major point of contention, especially in the occupied territories.
Israel has faced criticism for its detention practices, including those of Palestinians.
This includes Israeli strikes that killed civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure during hostilities.
This includes discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel, Ethiopian Israelis, women, refugees, and irregular migrants.
Israeli officials have been accused of engaging in acts such as massive seizures of land, unlawful killings, serious injuries, forcible transfers, and arbitrary restrictions on movement, which may amount to the crime against humanity of apartheid.
The construction of this barrier, which cuts into the West Bank, has been a center of controversy due to its impact on the lives of Palestinians.
Amnesty International has accused the IDF of war crimes, including unlawful killings, destruction of property, obstruction of medical assistance, torture, and the use of Palestinians as human shields.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child found that Israeli forces used Palestinian children as human shields in several cases between 2010 and 2013.
The IDF’s practice of encouraging Palestinians to convince wanted individuals to surrender was criticized as using human shields.
Reports indicate that Israeli soldiers used civilians, including children, as human shields during military operations, tying them to vehicles or using homes as bases while keeping families inside.
These violations, often documented by international human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and United Nations committees, have sparked international debate and condemnation. The complex and ongoing nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes the assessment and analysis of these allegations challenging, often intertwining with political, historical, and socio-economic factors