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Press Releases

April 17, 2016

The silencing attempts continue

Over the past six months we have found ourselves the targets of incessant attacks and harassment, through phone calls, e-mails, and messages threatening both us and our families. That you already know. What you probably don't know is that behind the scenes, our website has received unprecedented cyber attacks in size and scope. continue reading ›
April 13, 2016

Position Paper – The impact of relations between the Settlers and IDF soldiers in the West Bank

mongst other topics, the testimonies shed light on the extremely close relations and strategic partnership between the IDF and the settlers. The testimonies demonstrate the way in which settlers take part in - alongside and in coordination with security forces - the enforcement of control over Palestinians. continue reading ›
April 13, 2016

Letter to the Chief of General Staff of the IDF

As the IDF Chief of General Staff you are responsible for the well being of IDF soldiers. As the individual entrusted to ensure the army’s appropriate ethical functioning and the security of the State of Israel, we request that you do not close your eyes in the face of the disturbing reality painted by both the occurrence in Hebron and the hundreds of testimonies that we have gathered for over 10 years. continue reading ›
June 23, 2015

Breaking the Silence response to the UN report on Operation Protective Edge

Our commitment as an organization is both to the combatants who were sent to Gaza, and to the public that is entitled to receive an honest depiction of the IDF’s policies on the ground. As such, we have never passed our materials onto an investigative body, including the UN investigative committee that released its report on “Protective Edge” this week. continue reading ›
March 12, 2014

The Supreme Court Ruled: Establishing a New Settlement in Hebron is a Political Decision

Close to seven hundred IDF soldiers and border policemen secure the extremist settlements in Hebron today. As soldiers who served in the city, we know that the establishment of a new settlement there will require more troops dedicated to the blocking of roads, the closing of shops, and the development of a "sense of being pursued" among the local Palestinian inhabitants. continue reading ›
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