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Military and Security Forces: February 26, 2013

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Israel’s security establishment decided to close the Kerem Shalom crossing and restrict movement through the Erez crossing in response to a rocket which was fired towards southern Israel from Gaza. (Gisha)

(Hebrew – Gisha)

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February 26th, 2013 at 11:22 am

Military and Security Forces: February 8, 2013

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Four Israeli citizens are being denied the right to visit Israel, see their families and update their documents at the Interior Ministry just because they happen to live in the Gaza Strip, even though the authorities do not deny that the women are citizens. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 21, 2012

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Palestinians have reported that five Palestinian farmers were injured by IDF fire east of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip.  According to an army source, the five were shot at for participating in a gathering of tens of Palestinians in the north of the strip, near the border fence, and for not responding to requests to step back.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 21st, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 25, 2012

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Palestinians claim that the IDF shot and wounded three farmers near the Gaza security fence. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 25th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Political: November 24, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) announced that he will ask Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open an investigation of MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), following her decision during operation Pillar of Cloud to observe a moment of silence for the “martyrs” killed by the IDF.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 23, 2012

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A Palestinian was killed and 10 injured from IDF fire near the Gaza border fence east of Khan Yunis.  Anwar Qudaih was shot in the head after approaching the border fence, an area declared by the IDF as a security buffer zone off-limits to civilians.  His relative said that Qudaih tried to place a Hamas flag on the fence, and that the soldiers fired three shots in the air before shooting and killing him. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 23rd, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 19, 2012

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An entire family, including 4 children and 5 women, was killed as a result of an IDF bombardment in the northern Gaza Strip.  In total 12 people were killed in the attack.  In Rafah a paramedic was killed while treating wounded.

(Hebrew – Physicians for Human Rights)

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November 19th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 18, 2012

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Gaza Emergency Services spokesperson, Adham Abu-Salmia, said that an 18 month old infant was killed in an IAF attack on the Al-Burayj refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip.  Two of the infant’s brothers, aged 4 and 5, were critically injured in the attack.  It was earlier reported that a child was killed in an IAF attack on the Jbalia refugee camp.  Medical sources in the strip said that since the beginning of IDF operation “Pillar of Cloud” 50 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, of which 14 were children. (Maan)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 18th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Closed Society: November 18, 2012

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Rabbi Yaakov Yosef referred to operation “Pillar of Cloud” in Gaza and said that “our soldiers could learn a lesson in fighting from Assad in Syria.  The army needs to learn from the Syrians how to slaughter and crush the enemy.” (Electronicintifada.net)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 18th, 2012 at 11:56 am

Military and Security Forces: November 17, 2012‎

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By November 17th, 17 civilians were killed in Gaza by the IDF, including 6 children, 2 women and 4 elderly people. 381 out of the total 394 people wounded were civilians.

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November 17th, 2012 at 3:11 pm