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Economy and Society: March 20, 2013

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The High Court of Justice this week rejected the petition of Yolanda Gloten, a home health aide who demanded overtime pay, ruling that current Israeli labor laws do not apply to live-in caregivers. (Haaretz)

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March 20th, 2013 at 11:56 am

Military and Security Forces: March 9, 2013

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Commander of Central Command, Gen. Nitzan Alon, ordered on the weekend to dismantle the fences surrounding the settlements Ofra and Adam. The fences were erected without authorization and in violation of the law, and deny Palestinians access to their lands. The IDF had committed to the High Court of Justice to dismantle the fences until the end of 2012 and construct alternative ones. Three months after the deadline, Gen. Alon decided to dismantle the fences even though the alternate fences have yet to be erected. (Haaretz)

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March 9th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

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: March 5, 2013

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IDF forces confiscated a goat and two kids from a Palestinian herder, Kamel Mahamrah, in the South Hebron Hills. In addition, Mahamreh’s donkey has also disappeared. An IDF spokesperson has stated that the herder entered “a closed firing zone in an attempt to steal ammunition”, even though the fate of the area is still under dispute in the High Court of Justice, and even though the herder himself was not arrested or interrogated. (Haaretz via nofiringzone918.org)

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Military and Security Forces: March 4, 2013

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Soubhiya Abu Rahma, the mother of Bassem Abu Rahma, a 30-year-old Palestinian man killed after being hit by a tear gas canister while demonstrating against the separation fence in Bil’in in 2009, filed an appeal on Sunday with Israel’s High Court of Justice requesting a decision on whether to indict the soldiers involved in her son’s death. Four years have passed since the death of Bassem Abu Rahma, and more than two and a half years since a MPCID investigation was opened. (Haaretz)

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Military and Security Forces: February 7, 2013‎

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The IDF had pledged to the high court of justice to remove fences by the end of 2012built illegally around the settlements of Adam and Ofra in the northern West Bank, which closed off access by Palestinian farmers to their land. So far, no work has begun on site.

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February 7th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 28, 2013

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For the past week the IDF has been conducting training exercises in the South Hebron Hills, in an area declared as “Firing Zone 918″ which is near the Palestinian villages of a-Tabban, Mirkez and Jinba, and in violation of a High Court of Justice order that also forbids the villagers’ eviction from their homes. (Haaretz)

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January 28th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 27, 2013

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The Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli police in the West Bank will continue trying to convince the High Court of Justice on Monday that the routine of fear in which two elderly farmers live due to attacks by settlers is reasonable and proportionate. (Haaretz)

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January 27th, 2013 at 11:10 am

Settlers and Settlements: November 9, 2012‎

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Last Monday, the civil administration was about to demolish a school, a hot house, five residential tents, five residential buildings and two solar systems located in Fakhit and Jinba villages in south Hebron, despite a court order forbidding the demolition. At the final moment lawyers from the Rabbis for Human Rights organization managed to inform the civil administration of the court order and prevent the demolition.

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November 9th, 2012 at 11:07 am

Political: July ‎‏7‏‎, 2012‎

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While the law for regulating Bedouin communities in the  Negev is still in the process of preparation by Minister Benny Begin (Likud) and Knesset committees, and will probably be presented only at the end of the summer due to pending High Court of Justice pleas, the government is already preparing to implement it. A month ago the border committee of the Ministry of the Interior discussed the new borders of Bedouin communities in preparation for the new regulation – authorising some communities, and removing residents of others to approved towns. The EU has issued an unprecedented resolution calling on Israel to withdraw the Bedoin regulation plan, called the Prawer plan.

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July 7th, 2012 at 4:32 pm