B'Tselem


B'Tselem

B'Tselem (] B'Tselem said that they make distinctions using the "civilians not participating in hostilities" classification. [B'Tselem Official written response to the CAMERA Organisation, Fax & Press Release, 22nd August 2007]

B'Tselem's statistics have also been criticised for allegedly defining as "civilian" Palestinians those killed while engaged in attacks on Israelis. [ [http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=3&x_outlet=12&x_article=1265 B'Tselem's Annual Casualty Figures Questioned] , CAMERA Media Analyses, January 3, 2007.] In response to B'Tselem's 2004 summary of casualties, the Independent Media Review and Analysis (IMRA), an Israeli digest, argued that "the figures reported by B'Tselem about noncombatant minors includes children shielding combatants as they prepare and launch Qassam rockets or shielding gunmen as they engage in battle against Israeli forces." This was in response to a clarification by B'Tselem that the term "did not participate in hostilities" may include bystanders. [ [http://www.ngo-monitor.org/editions/v3n05/IMRABetselemCasualtyFigures.htm IMRA Takes Issue With Betselem Casualty Figures] , NGO Monitor Analysis (Vol. 3 No. 5), 15 January 2005.]

Caroline B. Glick, deputy managing editor of "The Jerusalem Post", asserted in an editorial that B'Tselem is a radical leftist organization with a documented history of falsifying and distorting data. [ [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178708574884&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter Column one: What is Israel's problem?] , "The Jerusalem Post", May 10, 2007.]

Representative Publications

* [http://www.btselem.org/Download/200705_Gaza_Insert_eng.pdf The Gaza Strip: One Big Prison (2007)]
* [http://www.btselem.org/Download/200312_Medical_Personnel_Harmed_Eng.PDF Medical Personnel Harmed: The Delay, Abuse and Humiliation of Medical Personnel by Israeli Security Forces (2003)]
* [http://www.btselem.org/Download/200007_Thirsty_for_a_Solution_Eng.doc Thirsty for a Solution: The Water Shortage in the Occupied Territories and its Solution in the Final Status Agreement (2000)]
* [http://www.btselem.org/Download/200205_Land_Grab_Eng.pdf Land Grab: Israel's Settlement Policy in the West Bank (2002)]

References

ee also

*Hamoked
*Alternative information center
*Bimkom
*Bustan
*Meretz

External links

* [http://www.btselem.org/ B'Tselem official homepage]
* [http://www.myspace.com/btselem B'Tselem official MySpace Video Project]
* [http://www.ngo-monitor.org/archives/infofile.htm#betselem NGO Monitor's criticisms of B'Tselem]
* [http://ngo-monitor.org/article/human_rights_vs_politics_b_tselem_goes_to_washington "Human Rights vs. Politics: B´tselem Goes to Washington"]
*Interview with Jessica Montell, executive director of B'Tselem, on [http://www.docsonline.tv DocsOnline] : search keyword type Jessica Montell. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUeVyaz__MY Preview]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS9oLc14myA Interview with Jessica Montell] , executive director of B'Tselem, about side-effects of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine


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