Mohammed El Halabi, director of the World Vision aid organization in Gaza and the West Bank, has been imprisoned for three years in Israel, which accuses him of aiding the enemy in wartime
Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board.
Levy joined Haaretz in 1982, and spent four years as the newspaper's deputy editor. He is the author of the weekly Twilight Zone feature, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza over the last 25 years, as well as the writer of political editorials for the newspaper.
Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008; the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001; the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997; and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.
His new book, The Punishment of Gaza, has just been published by Verso Publishing House in London and New York.
Let the sailors in their white uniforms know what they do in the name of the rite of security to helpless fishermen who endanger no one and who have done no harm
Seven months after a Gaza fisherman was shot in the eyes by Israeli navy troops and lost his sight, he was finally allowed into Israel for an examination, after repeated refusals. The news was not good
Wildcat Jewish settlement outposts are springing up everywhere in the Jordan Valley and the West Bank alike, but shepherd Mahmoud Hamamdi’s home was illegal and therefore had to be demolished
Israeli voters said no to the settler camp’s pretense of (Jewish!) morality and the Torah covering all crimes. Seven Knesset seats – that’s their true strength.
Uniformity, ideological emptiness, and a lack of willingness to change: Israel is united in its desire to keep ignoring its problems
Shortly after Netanyahu announced his plan to annex the Jordan Valley, the Israeli authorities arrived at hilltop olive groves owned by Palestinians there, and destroyed them, days before the planned harvest
On the fifth anniversary of the end of Operation Protective Edge, Olfat al-Kurd, a B'Tselem field researcher in Gaza, visits five women who lost their husbands and other relatives in Israeli bombing
Long before Netanyahu's attacks on Channel 12, nearly all of Israel’s media was in service to the government
A tour of the north on the day after the exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel
Settlers have taken over dozens of springs in the West Bank, all of them on private Palestinian land, and are keeping the owners away. Rina Shnerb, a Jewish teen, was murdered last week at one of them
A visit to Upper Beit Ur, where the mother and grandmother of Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib were born, and where she married in 1998
U.S. lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib helped reveal the truth about Israel to their country and the world
The Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, also offers the only beach open to West Bank Palestinians
Some say Jerusalem police's harassment of Isawiyah's residents was inspired by a now infamous documentary series shot there; but there might be another reason