Archive for June 23rd, 2012
Palestinian activist Sagar Abu Maria (42 years old) from Beit Omar reports that he was injured by soldiers who arrested him at a peaceful protest, beat him, dragged him over rocky ground and then charged him with assaulting the soldiers.
Palestinians report that a four-year-old boy, Muatazz al-Sawwaf, was killed by Israeli artillery fire in the Khan Yunis area in southern Gaza. The IDF Spokesman denied that Israel attacked the area.
“The outposts committee” which examined the legal status of Israel in the occupied territories found that legally, Israel’s presence in those territories is not an occupation. Committee members, including former Judge Edmond Levy, District Court Judge Techia Shapira and jurist Dr. Alan Baker recommend to adopt a new legal infrastructure regarding Israel’s status in Judea and Samaria. The committee claims that since previous to the Israeli occupation Jordan controlled the area without being the sovereign state there, the Israeli presence cannot now be defined as occupation in the legal sense of the word.