Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745321417 Published October 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745321424 Published October 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Israel/Palestine: The Black Book

Edited by Reporters Without Borders

Israel/Palestine: The Black Book

Edited by Reporters Without Borders

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745321417 Published October 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745321424 Published October 2003 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In times of war, human rights violations often go unreported. In Israel and the Occupied Territories, where ongoing conflict has killed many thousands, abuses of human rights are commonplace, but these stories seldon reach the outside world.

This book redressses that imbalance: taken from documents produced by international human rights groups - and assembled by the international journalists' organisation Reporters sans Frontieres - itprovides an authorative account of human rights violations that have taken place on both sides of the conflict since the start of the second Intifada in Spetember 2000.

Unlike conventional reportage, these accounts are careful not to overdramatise the story. Instead, they offer as objective an account as possible of the degradations that both Israelis and Palestinians have suffered.

The reports are taken from groups including Amnesty International, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, Human Rights Watch, the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, B'Tselem and Reporters sans Frontieres.

Bringing these abuses to public attention for the first time, this book is both an important historical document, and a sobering account of what is going on in Israel and Palestine, that will be of interest to politicians, NGOs, students and activists everywhere.

Contents

Preface by Reporters Without Borders

Table of Contents

Introduction

I Israel

1. Murders committed by Israelis, Amnesty International
2. Excessive force by the Israeli military, B’Tselem
3. Demolition of houses and destruction of farmland, B’Tselem
4. Press freedom violations by Israel, Reporters Without Borders
5. The heavy toll of Israeli incursions, Amnesty International
6. Operation Defensive Shield, International Federation of Human Rights Leagues
7. Operation Protective Wall, Jenin, Human Rights Watch
8. The Israeli army turns on the media, Reporters Without Borders report
9. Torture in Israel, Public Committee against Torture in Israel
10. Status of the Palestinian minority in Israel, International Federation of Human Rights

II Palestine

11. Murders committed by Palestinians, Amnesty International
12. Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians, Amnesty International
13. Shortcomings of the Palestinian justice system, Human Rights Watch
14. The right to free expression in Palestine, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
15. Death penalty in Palestine, The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group
16. Press freedom violations by the Palestinian Authority, Reporters Without Borders

Appendix: useful addresses

Index

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