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Military and Security Forces: May 1, 2013‎

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A Palestinian fisherman sustained serious injury when Israeli gunboats stationed close to the the Gaza Strip, opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats.

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May 1st, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 29, 2013

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A sergeant in an IDF armor regiment forced soldiers in basic training to crawl, in the middle of the night, through a field  in which they had defecated. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Military and Security Forces: April 11, 2013

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz placed a flag on the grave of Lt. Col. (res.) Shlomo (Mony) Nitzani instead of on the grave of the last soldier to have died in the serve, Yevgeny Tolotzki, because his Jewishness is in doubt. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 11th, 2013 at 8:31 am

Military and Security Forces: April 11, 2013

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The IDF will not permit entry to Israel to 109 Palestinians who planned on participating in the annual Combatants for Peace Memorial Day ceremony. (+972)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 11th, 2013 at 8:15 am

Military and Security Forces: April 9, 2013

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Three soldiers from the Shimshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade who were stationed at an IDF post in Hebron began to taunt and curse Palestinian residents. One of the soldiers even exposed his rear end to them.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 9th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Military and Security Forces: April 4, 2013

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Shin Bet documents show that illegal interrogation methods are still being used against Palestinian prisoners even though they were banned by a 1999 High Court decision. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 4th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 20, 2013

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IDF forces arrested more than 20 Palestinian minors in Hebron, at least 14 of whom are younger than 12, which is the legal age of criminal responsibility. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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March 20th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 19, 2013

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A soldier serving in the Golani Brigade posted a status to his facebook page expressing joy at the deaths of 14 Palestinian pilgrims in a car accident. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 19th, 2013 at 11:41 am

Military and Security Forces: March 18, 2013

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An IDF soldier was convicted of negligent homicide in the death of Uday Darwish, a 21-year-old Palestinian laborer who was shot in January near the separation fence in the South Hebron Hills while trying to enter Israel illegally through a gap in the fence. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 18th, 2013 at 11:01 am

Military and Security Forces: March 18, 2013

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The Civil Administration has decided not to issue a work permit to a Palestinian because one of his relatives told an administration officer that the man is “known in the village as someone who is not sane.”

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 18th, 2013 at 10:56 am