Adalah joined with PCHR and Al Haq in a petition to the Supreme Court demanding the opening of criminal investigations into the civilian deaths and property damage which resulted from two military operations in Gaza – “Operation Rainbow” and “Operation Days of Penitence” (May and October 2004).
Among other sources, the petition relies on "reports written by…Prof. John Dugard, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied by Israel in 1967, Amnesty International, The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Human Rights Watch." NGO Monitor has noted the lack of credibility in HRW’s supposed "research" into these incidents (See "HRW´s Report on Gaza: Lacking Credibility" and "NGO Monitor letter to US State Department") and this is yet another example of Adalah’s abuse of the legal system to pursue its radical political agenda. (See "High Court to weigh probe on alleged IDF war crimes in Gaza," Yuval Yoaz, Haaretz April 15, 2007)
In contrast, and according to its remit to promote the "rights of the Arab monitory [in Israel]," Adalah also participated in a symposium on Arab poverty on March 28, 2007 at the Van Leer Institute.