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Internal Security: November 29, 2012

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An indictment has been served against former Border Guards officers Liel Shamir and Ran HaLevi, who are charged with aggravated assault and abuse of power.  They are charged with assaulting a Palestinian, Tysear Gamal, a resident of Hebron, after he honked his car horn at a checkpoint.  When Gamal told the officers he has kidney problems,  the two hit him even harder, specifically in the kidney area. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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November 29th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

‎ Settlers and Settlements: November 2, 2012‎

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All houses in the small Palestinian village of Arab ar Ramadin are under demolition orders. The village is located in Area C, on the Israeli side of the separation wall. Village inhabitants are separated from their lands and other Palestinian villages in the vicinity. Since no shops, employment opportunities or medical services are available in the village in the village, inhabitants are forced to pass Israeli military checkpoints several times every day.

(Hebrew)

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November 2nd, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 24, 2012

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A Palestinian man protesting near the Qalandiya military checkpoint was killed by IDF fire. The man, Tala’at Ramia from A-Ram, was shot in his chest during the protest, and died later from his wounds. The IDF Spokesperson Unit said that the Palestinian fired fireworks at the soldiers, who felt endangered by it, and responded by opening fire.

(Hebrew)

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February 24th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Closed Society: February 5, 2012

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A security guard from the private security firm “Modi’in Ezrachi” is suspected of detaining a young woman from the village of Ras Hamis in East Jerusalem in a checkpoint near her village, in order to get her telephone number.  The young woman complained to the police that the security guard detained her for 20 minutes, despite her constant pleading, releasing her only after he had verified that she had given him her real number.

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February 5th, 2012 at 6:24 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: 29 October, 2010

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The Israeli military delayed the entry into Israel of Palestinian children from Umm Al-Heir in South Hebron (Hebrew). The children were supposed to take part in the Children and Youth Film Festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. In protests, the group left the check-point. According to the Liaison For Government Actions in the [Occupied Palestinian] Territories, the delay took no longer than ten minutes.

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October 29th, 2010 at 12:04 am