ISCI is a cross-disciplinary research centre working to further our understanding of state crime: organisational deviance violating human rights

Israel and Palestine


The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza which commenced in 1967, constitutes one of the most persistent and contentious examples of state violence. Human rights organisations continue to express concern regarding the policies and practices of the occupation, including the regular use of arbitrary arrest and detention, extrajudicial assassinations, torture, the use of human shields, punitive home demolitions, blockades and large-scale incursion operations. These Israeli policies and practices cause harm and instil fear throughout the Palestinian population and affect almost every facet of their everyday existence.