Jessica Montell is Executive Director of B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. B’Tselem works to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Topics covered include the use of firearms, allegations of beatings and abuse and rocket attacks on Israeli civilians by Palestinians. Their data is frequently cited by international media, including during the recent Operation Pillar of Defense. Montell joined B’Tselem in 1995 having previously worked for other Israeli human rights organisations.
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