Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Israeli army

  • Innocent Palestinians punished as lethal violence flares in Hebron | September 22, 2016
    Following a spate of lethal clashes between the Israeli Army and Palestinian youths, innocent civilians are being denied the right to work, leave their home villages or retrieve the bodies of their dead children. At least 230 Palestinians and 32 Israelis have died in internecine conflict since unrest began to rumble across the West Bank in October.....
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  • Thousands March for Funeral of Mohammed Halabi | October 09, 2015
    Thousands gathered in Ramallah today for the funeral of Mohammed Halabi, 19, who was shot dead by Israeli police after killing two Israelis in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem. Dr. Mustafa Barghouti sees the latest swell in protests and violent clashes as a critical moment in the current political situation between Israel and Palestine. .....
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  • Israeli army uses Birzeit to conduct military exercise | April 17, 2015
    As an integral part of the Israeli occupation policy, house searches are not uncommon in the occupied Palestinian territories. However, the incidents that occurred the night of Wednesday 25 March were out of the ordinary. They were part of a training campaign conducted by the Israeli army throughout the month of March... .....
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  • High Court petition holds Israeli impunity to account | April 13, 2014
    Samir Awad was sixteen years old when he was killed. It was mid January last year, and after completing a science exam he had walked to the separation wall that cuts through the land of his home town of Budrus. According to the friends he was with, Israeli soldiers fired a stun grenade at the boys and shot Samir in the leg. Then, as the ... .....
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  • A week of house raids in Hebron after killing of soldier | September 27, 2013
    Tensions were especially high in Hebron after the mysterious shooting and death of an Israeli soldier on Sunday, 22 September. After the killing on Sunday night the IDF soldiers reportedly went around the neighborhoods surrounding the Abu-Arish checkpoint, close to where the soldier was killed, and rounded up all Palestinian males with an ID ... .....
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  • Israeli soldiers return Palestinian flags to activists | July 17, 2013
    Three Palestinian activists followed an Israeli soldier back to his vehicle, demanding the return of the Palestinian flags and kufiyas he had taken after pulling them over after a demonstration on July 7, 2013. Activist Jamil Barghouti was hit with a tear gas canister from close proximity during the demonstration, and the group was on their way... .....
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  • Kufr Qaddum Stands Strong | July 16, 2013
    On Thursday July 4th, the Kufr Qaddum village in the occupied Palestinian territories celebrated its two year anniversary of peaceful protests against the Israeli occupation. On Friday the weekly protest was violently suppressed by Israeli soldiers. Kufr Qaddum village held a festival to commemorate two years of peaceful resistance against....... .....
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  • Settlers attack Bedouin camp in Huwwara, Nablus district | July 10, 2013
    It was three in the morning on Saturday, July 6th when a group of some 50 settlers stormed a Bedouin village on the outskirts of Huwwara, Nablus District. Mahmoud Rahaide, father of eleven, was injured when he attempted to stop the settlers from damaging his car and tractor. The attack came in response to the alleged theft of some sheep from .....
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  • Israel Seizes Bedouin Outhouse | July 03, 2013
    The confiscation of an outhouse in the Bedouin village of Umm al Khair near Hebron last week signifies just how far Israel’s policies in the West Bank extend in preventing villagers from establishing a home. Israel’s Civil Administration, which oversees policy implementation in Area C of the West Bank, deems nearly every structure in the village......
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  • Israeli Forces Repress Nakba Commemoration in Jerusalem | May 16, 2013
    The biggest event of this year’s 65th anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for the catastrophe) took place outside of Damascus Gate in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem. Over 500 Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists gathered for the remembrance, a tribute which was marred by clashes that erupted between Palestinians and the Israeli army ... .....
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  • Israel refuses to respect Gaza ceasefire | May 02, 2013
    Reports of a settler killed near Nablus dominated media coverage of Palestine this week. But another murder committed the same day received far less international attention, perhaps because the victim was Palestinian and the assassin was the Israeli government. A precision strike by Israeli warplanes killed Haitham al-Mishal in northern Gaza... .....
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  • Kufr Qaddoum persists in struggle against occupation | April 27, 2013
    Since the start of the weekly demonstrations in Kufr Qaddoum on July 1, 2011, the village has seen more than 120 arrests. More than 100,000 shekels have been paid in fines for those arrested. Over 2,000 people have suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation. One teenager was critically injured by a tear-gas canister that hit him in the head... .....
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  • Crackdown on Aida camp‘s youth by Israeli occupation | April 01, 2013
    US President Barack Obama’s visit to the historic town of Bethlehem on Friday March 22 only lasted for 30 minutes. His short visit did not include a trip to the refugee camp Aida in Beit Jala, Bethlehem. The camp lies next to the Apartheid Wall and as a result is often invaded by Israeli soldiers.  On February 25, two young boys were shot... .....
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  • Mohammed Asfour latest victim to die at the hands of Israeli army | March 12, 2013
    Mohammed Asfour became the most recent victim in the recent clashes that have erupted across the West Bank since February 19. He died two days before celebrating his 23rd birthday, on March 7, two weeks after he was shot by the Israeli army. According to an OCHA report, during the six day period from the 19- 25 of February 440 Palestinians were... .....
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  • The Israeli army‘s use of the Ruger sniper rifle | March 04, 2013
    The Ruger 10/22 sniper rifle is back in use in the West Bank. The weapon has been outlawed under Israeli law since 2001. It was deemed “more lethal than previously thought” by the Israeli occupation Judge Advocate General Menachem Finkelstein after it killed several children in Gaza during the second Intifada.  The US-made rifle is modified by... .....
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  • Two youths shot in Aida camp on same day | March 02, 2013
    Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem witnessed two shootings on February, Monday 25. Two boys aged 12 and 16 were shot throughout the day amid clashes between the camp’s youth and Israeli forces, on the same day as the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, the prisoner who was tortured to death in Megiddo prison. Both youths have been critically injured and... .....
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  • Social media and the Israeli army | February 28, 2013
    On February 15, an Instagram photo of a Palestinian child in the crosshairs of an Israeli army sniper rifle went viral. Soon, it was revealed that the photo was posted on the Instagram account of Mor Ostrovski, a 20 year old Israeli  soldier in a sniper unit in the Golani Brigades. Once the photo was leaked, garnering public attention and... .....
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  • Muslim Odeh: arrested 14 times by Israel | February 23, 2013
    Muslim Odeh was born and raised in Silwan, a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood lying on the edge of East Jerusalem, just outside the old city. Currently, Silwan is estimated to have a population of around 56,000 inhabitants. Muslim Odeh’s story, although familiar to other Palestinian children living in Silwan who have been arrested by... .....
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  • The arrest of Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba‘aneh | February 21, 2013
    Mohammad Saba’aneh, 34 is the editorial cartoonist for Al Hayat al Jadeed, the official newspaper of the Palestinian Authority. He also works in Public Relations with the Arab American University of Amman. On Saturday February 18 he was arrested by the Israeli army in Jericho, near the Allenby Bridge while returning home from Amman. .....
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  • Profiling Israel‘s undercover Mistaarvim unit | February 18, 2013
    Little is known about the internal operations of the Israeli undercover units.  The group ‘Mistaarvim’ in Hebrew or “Musta’rabeen” in Arabic is an undercover unit whose members serve in various sections of the Israeli army. Translated from Hebrew it literally means ‘Arab pretenders.’ The Mistaarvim are an elite branch of supposed... .....
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  • Palestinians forcibly evicted from new village “al-Manatir” | February 04, 2013
    On Saturday 2 February, Palestinian activists erected a tent village on a hilltop overlooking the village of Burin, about 7km south of Nablus, in protest at Israeli plans to expand the nearby extremist settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha. It was later evicted, following ferocious clashes between the army, settlers and activists, which resulted... .....
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  • “Every village has its ups and downs” | January 28, 2013
    Burin is a village of around 2,500 inhabitants situated just south of Nablus, surrounded by the illegal Israeli settlements Yizthar and Bracha, in addition to an Israeli military base. It is one of countless Palestinian villages throughout the West Bank to be enclosed by Israeli hilltop settlements. .....
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  • Going back to Bab al-Shams | January 17, 2013
    Three days after being evicted form the newly created Bab al-Shams village, Palestinians tried to return but were violently stopped by the Israeli army. On Sunday morning, 500 Israeli security forces converged on the newly erected tent village of Bab al Shams and forcibly evicted the over 100 Palestinian activists who were staying there.... .....
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  • In photos: Bab al-Shams violently evicted | January 14, 2013
    At around 2:30 am early on Sunday morning, 500 Israeli security forces converged on the newly erected tent village of Bab al Shams and forcibly evicted the over 100 Palestinian activists who were staying there. Erected on Thursday, January 10th, Bab al Shams is located in the E1 territory which the Israeli government plans on constructing new ..... .....
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  • IDF displaces hundreds of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley | January 05, 2013
    Hundreds of Palestinians have been displaced in the northern Jordan Valley during Israeli military exercises in the area. The inhabitants from the villages of Wadi Al-Maleh, Ein Hilwah, Wadi al-Faw, al-Maita, al-Bur and several other communities in the surrounding area received temporary evacuation orders.The orders stated that they must leave..... .....
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  • The death of Mohammad Salaymah on his 17th birthday | December 25, 2012
    The death of Mohammed Salaymah on Wednesday 12th December 2012 has become yet another eye-opener to the increasing use of live ammunition within the West Bank by the occupying forces. The event occurred on the following day after Israel had announced a modification in its policy surrounding the use of live fire against Palestinians. .....
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  • IDF raids Palestinian rights organizations in Ramallah | December 12, 2012
    On 11 December 2012, the Israeli occupation army raided at dawn three Palestinian NGO offices in Ramallah, ransacking workplaces of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committee, the Palestinian NGO Network, and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights. .....
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  • Jenin refugee camp – not an easy place to grow up in | December 11, 2012
    The Jenin refugee camp was established in 1953 on 0.42 square kilometers of land leased by the Jordanian government. The inhabitants mainly come from the Carmel region of Haifa. The camp’s residents still have close relationships with relatives on the other side of the Green Line due to the short distance between Jenin and what is now called ..... .....
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  • Anniversary of Mustafa Tamimi’s murder | December 10, 2012
    On 9th December 2011, the second anniversary since the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh embarked on its popular resistance protests against the Israeli occupation in 2009, one village resident, Mustafa Tamimi, was shot in the face by a tear gas canister from a distance of less than 10 meters. One year later, Nabi Saleh is commemorating the death... .....
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  • Life under Israeli air strikes: stories from two young Palestinians in Gaza | December 03, 2012
    22 year-old Malaka Mohammed has lived her whole life in Gaza and has grown up in Sheja’eya, east of Gaza City. She is quite active and has her own blog that was regularly updated during the latest military assault on Gaza. Throughout her life she has witnessed attacks and destruction of people’s homes, people being killed and violations of human.. .....
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  • Jewish terrorism unit to protect Israelis | October 29, 2012
    Ramallah – On Wednesday October 10, the Israeli government appointed a newly formed unit with the sole responsibility of dealing with “Jewish terrorism,” countering the attacks carried out by extremist settlers.The inauguration of the new unit was attended by senior Israeli officials and held in the “Binyamin District” of the West Bank in which... .....
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  • In Photos: “Welcome to Apartheid Street” — Hebron demonstration goes awry | September 18, 2011
    Palestinian activists staged a symbolic name changing of Shuhada Street to “Apartheid Street” last week in Hebron. The action was organized by the group Youth Against Settlements to highlight conditions faced by residents of Hebron, where approximately 500 Israeli settlers occupy the town’s center under the protection of the Israeli military.... .....
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  • In Photos: tortured Palestinian boy arrested for a second time in Nabi Saleh | September 15, 2011
    Islam Tamimi received international media attention in August when the British newspaper the Independent described footage of his interrogation by the Israeli army. The report included descriptions of sleep deprivation and physical assault prior to his being forced to make statements against other villagers’ alleged involvement in protests. The .. .....
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  • 17 June 2011 Bil’in protest | June 19, 2011
    Bil’in- Rammallah : In the latest demonstration in Bil’in against the Jewish-only colonies and the Apartheid Wall that illegally annexes 60% of the village’s land, the local protesters and their international and Israeli supporters were accompanied by a group of acting students from the Freedom Theatre in Jenin. .....
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  • Nonviolent Resistence | March 15, 2010
    Non-Violence is an alternative to either armed resistance or passive acceptance of the status quo. It is both a strategy and a philosophy which rejects violence as a means to promote change, and instead aims to change power relations through assertive acts of omission (refusal to do something) or commission (actively challenging the status quo).... .....
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