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Military and Security Forces: January 19, 2013‎

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Salah Amarin, A 15-year-old Palestinian, was critically injured by IDF fire in A’ida refugee camp near Bethlehem. The boy, a resident of nearby refugee camp Al ‘Aza, was shot in the head and transferred to hospital.

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January 19th, 2013 at 10:24 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

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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Amnesty International’s annual report criticized Israel regarding a number of issues concerning military and security forces. According to the report:
  • 33 Palestinians, including 8 children, were killed on the West Bank by IDF gunfire during 2010. 15 people, including 4 children, were killed in the vicinity of the border fence around the Gaza Strip.
  • 264 Palestinians were subject to administrative detention orders during 2010, some of them remaining in detention for over two years. 680 Palestinian detainees were denied family visits, some of them for as long as three years.
  • In some of the cases, Palestinian detainees were not given the possibility to meet with an attorney.
  • A number of detainees reported being tortured while detained in Israel. One, a 15-year-old youth, said he was interrogated for six days and tortured with electric shocks.

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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Murad [Milad] Ayyash, a 17[16]-year-old Palestinian youth was injured critically from Israeli security forces’ gunfire during demonstrations in [Silwan,] East Jerusalem today (Friday). Three more Palestinians sustained light injuries from non-lethal bullets fired at them.

(Hebrew source)

[Square brackets above indicate translator's corrections/additions based on information from Wadi Hilveh Information Center; the youth's name was revealed there only after his death.]

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:09 pm