B’Tselem – The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories


B’Tselem was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists and Knesset members. It endeavours to document and educate the Israeli public and policy makers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories.

B’Tselem acts primarily to change Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories and ensure that the Israeli government, which rules the Occupied Territories, protects the human rights of residents there and complies with its obligations under international law.

B’Tselem reports have a reputation for accuracy.   The reliability of the information it publishes is ensured by conducting its own fieldwork and research and also by cross-checking with relevant documents, official government sources and information from Israeli, Palestinian and other human rights organisations.