|Israeli Army Forced to Admit Blindfolding Detained Palestinians is Against Protocol|
[Haaretz: 13 August 2019] - A petition to the High Court of Justice by 33 left-wing activists has forced the military to reiterate and clarify regulations that forbid blindfolding detained Palestinians and to admit that soldiers had exceeded their authority by doing so. The petition was filed at the end of May, after the activists had collected two and a half yearsâ€™ worth of evidence from Palestinian shepherds in the Jordan Valley who were routinely detained by Israel Defense Forces soldiers during this time. The shepherds were handcuffed and often blindfolded for several hours while in detention.
|Humiliation that Affects Everyone|
[Haaretz: 20 March 2019] - The traumas that Palestinian teenagers and children experience in Israeli jails can cause lifelong scars, for them and their communities alike.
|Trump ambassador blocks scrutiny of Israel|
[Politico: 16 June 2018] - Donald Trump’s envoy to Jerusalem rejects criticism of Israel’s policies and resisted an effort to apply stricter human rights tests to U.S. military aid for the country.