'It's Like George Floyd. We Have Our Knee on the Palestinians' Necks'

B’Tselem director-general Hagai El-Ad tells Haaretz why organizations like his have become the last form of Israeli resistance to the occupation, and how he copes with being branded a traitor

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B'Tselem Director General Hagai El-Ad.
B'Tselem Director General Hagai El-Ad.Credit: Emil Salman
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Smoke rising from Rafah as Israeli airstrikes hit the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, in 2014.Credit: Ahmed Ebu Saud / Anadolu Agency
Hagai El-Al leaning against the West Bank separation barrier in Shoafat, 2017.Credit: Emil Salman
Hagai El-Al, July 2020.Credit: Emil Salman
Palestinian men looking on as an Israeli airstrike hits a house in Gaza City, August 23, 2014. Credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP
Palestinian labourers lining up to enter Israel through the Mitar checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 28, 2020.Credit: AFP