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Judiciary: March 6, 2013‎

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On the basis of the conclusions of the Turkel committee, the High Court of Justice asked the State of Israel to consider its decision not to open a criminal investigation into the circumstances of the death of Jawaher Abu Rahmah in Bil’in.

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March 6th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 20, 2011

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A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that security forces had injured 204 Palestinians in the West Bank this week, including at least 60 children, most of them at demonstrations in memory of the Nakba Day on May 15. Four security forces men were injured as well. The clashes included mainly stone throwing by protesters, and firing live ammunition, metal bullets with rubber covering, and tear gas by Israeli troops. Most of the clashes took place in East Jerusalem, especially in the Old City and near the Qalandiya and Shuafat barriers. Also, Palestinians were injured during the weekly demonstrations against the separation fence in Bil’in and Na’alin, and against the expansion of the Halamish settlement within the village of Nabi Saleh. In Gaza, soldiers killed a 16-year-old retarded boy. During a Palestinian demonstration in Beit Lahiya, near the Erez border crossing, Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition on unarmed demonstrators, injuring 103 people, including 33 boys. In addition, several tank shells were fired within 300 meters of the demonstrators, to stop the parade.

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Military and Security Forces: May 11, 2011

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Military judge Maj. Sharon Keinan ordered to extend the detention of a 15 year old Palestinian of Bil’in by five more days, because hearings were not held at the Ofer base military court, during Memorial Day and Independence Day. The boy is suspected of throwing stones. At the beginning of the hearing the boy claimed that the soldiers assaulted him when he was arrested; “They kicked me, attacked me. There was a lot of blood. My head is also bruised. A military medic treated me.”

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May 11th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Military and Security Forces: 26 February, 2011

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IDF Spokesperson’s blog published last night a post regarding the demonstrations in Hebron and Bill’in. The post read: “Protesters are free to participate in non-violent demonstrations, and speak their opinions, as they please. However, when violence is being used against people and property, the security forces are obligated to respond with riot control measures”. This despite the fact the IDF is forbidding demonstrations in the west bank. In Al-Ma’asara village, for instance, the soldiers disperse demonstrations using tear gas and shock granades, although the protestors don’t throw stones or vandalize property. Later on, the post, and the video in it, were removed from the blog. Both can be seen here

Military and Security Forces: 27 August 2010

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An Israeli demonstrator was seriously wounded and an American lightly wounded from rubber bullets in a demonstration against the separation wall, at Al Massara village. Another demonstrator was lightly wounded by a rubber bullet at a demonstration against the separation wall in Bill’in. Demonstrators say that the military and the police detained press photographers and medics wearing Red Crescent uniforms. Additionally, they claim that a Palestinian and an Israeli photographer and five medics were detained on their way to the demonstration.

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August 27th, 2010 at 10:11 pm