* Violations of freedom of movement – Gaza blockade and West Bank restrictions * Arbitrary arrests and detentions * Torture and other ill-treatment * Unlawful killings and extrajudicial executions * Excessive use of force * Violations of freedoms of expression, association and assembly * Violations of housing rights – forced evictions and demolitions * Settler violence * Impunity * Violence against women and girls * Refugees and asylum-seekers * Conscientious objectors
Israeli forces unlawfully kill Palestinian civilians, including children, and detain thousands of Palestinians from the OPT who oppose Israel’s continuing military occupation, holding hundreds in administrative detention.
Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remain rife and are committed with impunity.
The authorities continue to promote illegal settlements in the West Bank, including by attempting to retroactively “legalize” settlements built on private Palestinian land, and severely restrict Palestinians’ freedom of movement, closing some areas after attacks by Palestinians on Israelis.
Israeli forces continue to blockade the Gaza Strip, subjecting its population of 1.9 million to collective punishment, and to demolish homes of Palestinians in the West Bank and of Bedouin villagers in Israel’s Negev/Naqab region, forcibly evicting residents.
The authorities imprison conscientious objectors to military service and detain and deported thousands of asylum-seekers from Africa.
In the State of Palestine, Amnesty has witnessed:
* Arbitrary arrests and detentions * Unfair trials * Torture and other ill-treatment * Violations of freedoms of expression, association and assembly * Unlawful killings * Violations of women’s and girls' rights * Death penalty
Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Hamas de facto administration in the Gaza Strip both continue to restrict freedom of expression, including by arresting and detaining critics and political opponents.They also restrict the right to peaceful assembly and use excessive force to disperse some protests.
Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remain rife in both Gaza and the West Bank.
Unfair trials of civilians before military courts continue in Gaza; detainees are held without charge or trial in the West Bank.
Women and girls face discrimination and violence.
Courts in Gaza continue to hand down death sentences and Hamas carries out executions.