B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories has been documenting, researching, and publishing statistics, evidence, and reports on Israel’s human rights violations in the Occupied Territories since its founding in 1989. The organization’s name, B’tselem, means “in the image of” in Hebrew, referencing Genesis 1:27 (“And God created humankind in His image. In the image of God did He create them.”) to express the Jewish moral of protecting the human rights of all people. This independent, non-partisan, and award-winning organization finds that equality for Jews and Palestinians in the region can only be realized once the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime end.
B’Tselem’s statistics databases provide irrefutable evidence of human rights violations by Israel in the Occupied Territories. The Fatalities database shows asymmetrical deaths since the Second Intifada in September 2000: 10,160 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces, 849 Israeli civilians killed by Palestinians, and 444 Israeli security forces killed by Palestinians. Among the over ten thousand Palestinians killed were 2,213 Palestinian minors killed by Israeli security forces.