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 Country Profile: Israel / Occupied Palestinian Territories (BBC News)

 Country Profile: Israel (AlertNet)

 Factbook: Israel / Occupied Palestinian Territories (Central Intelligence Agency)

 Factbook: West Bank (Central Intelligence Agency)

 Factbook: Gaza Strip (Central Intelligence Agency)

 At a glance: Israel (UNICEF Statistics)

 Facts and Figures | Maps: Israel (WorldAtlas.com)

 Government of Israel: (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 [PDF] Proposals for a Constitution Israel: (Constitution for Israel)

 Israeli Government Gateway 

 The Library at Congress - General Information 

 President of the Palestinian National Authority 

 Palestinian National Authority 

 Israel/Palestinian Authority: Abuses During Violent Clashes: (Human Rights Watch)

 News and Information Sources


Al Quds


BBC - Middle East Crisis

Galei Zahal


Jerusalem Post


Palestine Times

 News Stories and Analysis

 War-hit children struggle to lead normal life (Gulf-news) (March 20, 2009)

 Effect of conflict on Gaza’s children ‘devastating,’ says UN rights monitoring body (UN News Centre) (January 13, 2009)

 Girl killed in fresh Gaza clashes (BBC) (April 26, 2008)

 Four children die in Gaza strike (BBC) (February 28, 2008)

 Relentless rocket attacks take psychological toll on children in Sderot (IRIN) (January 27, 2008)

 100 refugee kids held in 'harsh conditions' at Ketziot (The Jerusalem Post) (January 8, 2008)

 Palestinian Child Prisoners (Report) (Defence for Children International) (2007)

 The young prisoners of the West Bank (The Baltimore Sun) (November 18, 2007)

 Brighter future for Arabs and Jews in the school that teaches peace (The Guardian) (October 22, 2007)

 Israel fire kills three Palestinian children (Agence France-Presse) (August 29, 2007)

 Call to Order / Jail is no place for a child (Haaretz) (August 12, 2007)

 Hebron boy with toy gun killed by IDF (Haaretz) (July 3, 2007)

 Recent violence in Gaza leaves many young people shaken (UNICEF) (June 19, 2007)

 [pdfSituation of and assistance to Palestinian women Economic and Social Council (United Nations) (March 9, 2007)

 Israeli troops 'used 11-year-old girl as a human shield' (Telegraph.co.uk) (February 10, 2007)

 Israeli soldiers use two Palestinian minors as human shields (B'Tselem) (February 8, 2007)

 Palestinian human shields give Israel pause (The Christian Science Monitor) (November 20, 2006)

 Palestinian child deaths in conflict with Israel already nearly double that of 2005 – UN (United Nations News Centre) (October 5, 2006)

 Gaza: Children bringing in a deadly harvest (The Times) (June 2, 2006)

 Palestine: Over 200 Palestinian Children Arrested in Two Months (CRIN) (March 2, 2006)

 A brutal soldier who came to know the limits of force (The Guardian) (January 6, 2006)

 Palestinian's organs donated to Israelis (Aljazeera) (November 7, 2005)

  Eight year jail term for Israeli who shot Briton (The Guardian) (August 12, 2005)

  Israel inquiry over teen deaths (BBC) (May 5, 2005)

  Israeli troops kill Palestinian boys (Aljazeera) (January 21, 2005)

  Boy with toy gun shot by Israelis (BBC) (January 20, 2005)

  Girl, 7, killed at the dinner table as Israelis retaliate for mortar attack (The Independent) (December 11, 2004)

  Israeli soldiers 'shoot boy for fun' (Aljazeera) (December 8, 2004)

  Child killed by Israeli troops (Aljazeera) (October 30, 2004)

 Use of Children in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Perspective on Child Soldiers (Defence for Children International - Palestine Section) (July 2004)

  'Nobody is going to live forever' (BBC) (July 16, 2004)

  Boy bomber speaks about mission (BBC) (July 16, 2004)

  'Teen martyr recruiter' charged (BBC) (May 5, 2004)

  Q&A: Sharon's Gaza plan rejected (BBC) (May 3, 2004)

  Israeli children killed in Gaza (BBC) (May 2, 2004)

  Israel faces human shield claim (BBC) (April 23, 2004)

  Israeli army arrests 'boy bomber' (BBC) (March 24, 2004)

  My son the suicide bomber (BBC) (March 2, 2004)

  UN warns over Israeli demolitions (BBC) (January 25, 2004)

  Palestinian boy killed by Israeli army fire (AP) (January 23, 2004)

  Israeli General Derides Findings on Iraq (AP) (December 4, 2003)

  'We're air force pilots, not mafia. We don't take revenge' (The Guardian) (December 3, 2003)

  Israel Approves Construction Of More Homes At Settlements (The Washington Post) (December 3, 2003)

  Geneva Accord points way to Arab-Israeli settlement (The Independent) (December 2, 2003)

  Ex-security chiefs chide Israel (BBC) (November 14, 2003)

  Bitter harvest in West Bank's olive groves (The Guardian) (November 14, 2003)

  US blocks action on Israeli 'wall' (BBC) (October 15, 2003)

  Alternative 'peace deal' for Mid-East (BBC) (October 13, 2003)

  'Targeted killings' strengthen Hamas as innocents die (The Independent) (September 4, 2003)

  Israel vows 'all-out war' on Hamas (CNN) (September 2, 2003)

  Israeli minister wants Arafat exiled (BBC) (September 2, 2003)

  Police Used Excessive Force on Israeli Arabs (The New York Times) (September 1, 2003)

  Humanitarian Update on the West Bank and Gaza: Psychosocial Trauma (Save the Children) (August 2003)

  Arafat calls for new ceasefire (BBC) (August 28, 2003)

  Diary: Return to the West Bank (BBC) (August 27, 2003)

  Palestinian militants call off truce (BBC) (August 21, 2003)

  Special Sorrow for the Young (Washington Post) (August 20, 2003)

  Israel blast suspends talks (BBC) (August 20, 2003)

  Israel's settlement quandary (BBC) (August 20, 2003)

  A town where the fence could divide Sharon and Bush (The Times) (August 18, 2003)

  Israel's religious settlers (BBC) (August 18, 2003)

  Israel: an insufficient number of Palestinian children figure in the recent releases linked to the roadmap peace plan (The World Organisation Against Torture) (August 8, 2003)

  Israel's fence draws threat of US sanctions (The Guardian) (August 6, 2003)

  Israel imposes 'racist' marriage law (The Independent) (August 1, 2003)

  US warns Israel on settlements (BBC) (July 31, 2003)

  Israel to expand Gaza settlement (Reuters) (July 31, 2003)

  Palestinians Must Bear Burden of Peace, DeLay Tells Israelis (NY Times) (July 30, 2003)

  Death zone puts family life in limbo (The Guardian) (July 30, 2003)

  Does Israel Target Children? 'I can't imagine anyone who considers himself a human being can do this' (The Guardian) (July 28, 2003)

  Palestinian boy shot dead (BBC) (July 25, 2003)

  Thousands Move to Jewish Settlements This Year (Reuters) (July 24, 2003)

  My Israel: You will never know peace until you rediscover justice by Arthur Miller (The Times) (July 3, 2003)

  Sharon and Abbas warm to road map (The Guardian) (July 2, 2003)

  Israelis pull out but leave trail of devastation (The Guardian) (July 1, 2003)

  Palestinian Child Arrest Figures Top 2,000 In 2nd Intifada - Torture Experienced by Most (Defence for Children International) (June 26, 2003)

  Sharon accused of blocking ceasefire by raiding Hamas seized (The Guardian) (June 25, 2003)

  Jenin rises from the dirt (BBC) (June 24, 2003)

  Hamas wins hearts by saving lives where Arafat fails (The Guardian) (June 24, 2003)

  Israeli general 'can be tried' (BBC) (June 10, 2003)

  Abbas accuses Israel of 'terrorist' attack (The Guardian) (June 10, 2003)

  Mid-East foes back peace plan (BBC) (June 4, 2003)

  Sixty settlements in the way of peace for Israel (The Times) (June 4, 2003)

  Sharon's peace: A change of heart? (BBC) (June 3, 2003)

  'Why I would not kill in war' (BBC) (May 15, 2003)

  Israeli forces kill five in Gaza raid (Reuters) (May 15, 2003)

  Sharon in Palestine state u-turn (The Guardian) (February 28, 2003)

  No independent Palestine, Sharon insists (The Guardian) (March 17, 2003)

  Bush May Signal Shift on Israeli Settlements (The Washington Post) (February 28, 2003)

  Belgian move against Sharon angers Israel (BBC) (February 13, 2003)

  Palestinians killed as Israelis vote (BBC) (January 28, 2003)

  UN demands end to Israeli 'killing and beating' of staff (Independent) (December 4, 2002)

  Israel 'threatens lives of UN workers' (BBC) (December 4, 2002)

  Children killed in suicide attack on bus (The Guardian) (November 22, 2002)

  Palestinian Teen Killed in W. Bank (Washington Post) (November 20, 2002)

  Israel Committed War Crimes in West Bank, Rights Group Says (Washington Post) (November 4, 2002)

  Profile: Israeli defence chief Shaul Mofaz (BBC) (November 3, 2002)

  General linked to Jenin atrocities named defence chief (The Independent) (November 1, 2002)

  Palestinians 'forced to abandon village' (BBC) (October 21, 2002)

  In Letter to Sharon, U.S. Criticizes Killing of Civilians (NY Times) (October 13, 2002)

  Divided they stand: Writers on the Middle East question (The Independent) (October 9, 2002)

  Thousands of Palestinian children denied access to schools (UNICEF) (October 2, 2002)

  Sabra and Shatila 20 years on (BBC) (September 14, 2002)

  Palestinian Children in Crisis (The Washington Post) (August 6, 2002)

  Belgium bars Sharon war crimes trial (BBC) (June 26, 2002)

  Woman shot at Israeli checkpoint gives birth later (AP) (February 25, 2002)

  Sharon's Failed Promise of Peace (Washington Post) (February 7, 2002)

  Israeli missiles kill two children (BBC) (December 10, 2001)

  A deadly walk to school (The Guardian) (November 23, 2001)

  Death of a Child: How Israel's Army Responds (The New York Times) (November 13, 2001)

  Israeli troops kill Palestinian boy (BBC) (August 23, 2001)

  Palestinian and His 2 Children in Day's Toll (NY Times) (August 20, 2001)

  Babies blown up by pizza bomber (The Times) (August  10, 2001)

  Israel demolishes Palestinian homes (BBC) (July 10, 2001)

  State assassination policy must stop (Amnesty International) (July 4, 2001)

  Israel: Sharon Investigation Urged (Human Rights Watch) (June 23, 2001)

  Israel: Dart Shells Pose Civilian Threat (Human Rights Watch) (June 16, 2001)

  Israeli Teenagers Stoned to Death (BBC) (May 9, 2001) 

  Palestine's lost children (BBC) (April 25, 2001)

  Mounting Crisis in Hebron (Human Rights Watch) (April 11, 2001)

  Who are Hamas? (BBC) (March 28, 2001)

   Developing a Human Rights Agenda for Peace (Amnesty International) (March 22, 2001)

  Gaza's lost generation (BBC) (March 14, 2001)

  Teen killed in West Bank refugee camp (CNN) (February 27, 2001)

  Hardship of the Blockade (BBC) (March 12, 2001)

  Right of Return: Palestinian's Dream? (BBC) (February 7, 2001)

  Impunity for Killers of Palestinians (Amnesty International) (January 24, 2001)

  Israeli child-killer escapes jail (BBC) (January 22, 2001)

  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on her visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel, Egypt and Jordan (November 8-16, 2000)

  The ICRC in Israel, in the Occupied Territories and the Autonomous Territories (Updated November 7, 2000)

  Israeli Occupation forces lay mines around blockades separating Palestinian Districts (Defence for Children International/ Palestine Section) (November 24, 2000)

  Israel and the Occupied Territories: Mass Arrests and Police Brutality (Amnesty International) (November 10, 2000)

  Israel/OT: Mass arrests in Jerusalem and northern Israel often followed by police beatings (Amnesty International) (November 10, 2000)

  Research Shows Israeli Pattern of Excessive Force Palestinian Authority Also Fails in Duty to Protect Civilians (Human Rights Watch) (October 17, 2000)

  Investigation into Unlawful use of Force in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Northern Israel - October 4 through October 11 (Human Rights Watch) (October 2000)

  Palestinian children moved by boy's killing (Reuters) (October 09, 2000)

  Israel clashes claim third child victim (The Times) (October 02, 2000)

  Killings of Lebanese civilians by Israeli forces in south Lebanon must be investigated (Amnesty International) (June 5, 2000)

  Israel admits torture (BBC) (February 9, 2000)

  Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee (UNHCHR)

  Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture (UNHCHR)

  US Department of State Report on Human Rights on Israel (US Government)

  US Department of State Report on Human Rights on the Occupied Territories (US Government)

  An Israeli-Kurdish conflict?

  Palestinian Refugees and the Middle East Peace Process (Elia Zureik)

  A Revaluation of the Border Industrial Estates Concept (Gershon Baskin Ph.D. and Zakaria al Qaq, Ph.D.)

  The Peace Process and Political Violence (Khalil Shikaki)

  Land: The Core of the Conflict (Ziad Abu-Zayyad)

  Islamic Mediation Techniques for Middle East Conflicts (George E. Irani)

  Role Reversal Over Partition: 1948 AND 1998 (Naomi Weinberger)

  Protocol Between Israel and the Palestinian Authority  Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron-Jan 15, 1997

  The Land of Israel and the State of Israel (Prof. Uriel Simone)

  A Weekend in Gaza (Hava Kretzmer)

  Promoting Joint Thinking in International Conflicts: An Israeli-Palestinian Continuing Workshop (Constructive Conflict Management: An Answer to Critical Social Problems?) (Nadim N. Rouhana and Herbert C. Kelman)

  Sexual Harassment in the Name of the Law:  Violence and Degradation During Searches of Palestinian Homes in Hebron (The B'Tselem Publications)

  Beatings, Maltreatment and Degradation of Palestinians  By Israeli Police Officers During June - July 1996 (The B'Tselem Publications)

  Without Limits:  Human Rights Under Closure (The B'Tselem Publications)

  DEATH FORETOLD Firing of "Rubber" Bullets to Disperse Demonstrations in the Occupied Territories (The B'Tselem Publications)

  Human Rights Watch Annual Report on Israel and Occupies Territories

  Amnesty International Annual Report (1999) (Amnesty International)

  Palestinian Authority: Prolonged Political Detention, Torture and Unfair Trials (Amnesty International)

  Unlawful Killings During Operation "Grapes of Wrath" (Amnesty International)

  State of the World Report (The Carter Centre)


 One Day of War: The BBC programme One Day of War follows individual fighters in 16 of these wars, over the same 24 hour period.

 Crossing the Lines: Ruth Framson in Gaza and West Bank.

 Defence for Children International - Palestine

 The campaign to Protect the Rights of Palestinian Children

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