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Military and Security Forces: April 29, 2013

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A sergeant in an IDF armor regiment forced soldiers in basic training to crawl, in the middle of the night, through a field  in which they had defecated. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Military and Security Forces: April 11, 2013

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz placed a flag on the grave of Lt. Col. (res.) Shlomo (Mony) Nitzani instead of on the grave of the last soldier to have died in the serve, Yevgeny Tolotzki, because his Jewishness is in doubt. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 11th, 2013 at 8:31 am

Military and Security Forces: April 11, 2013

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The IDF will not permit entry to Israel to 109 Palestinians who planned on participating in the annual Combatants for Peace Memorial Day ceremony. (+972)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 11th, 2013 at 8:15 am

Military and Security Forces: April 9, 2013

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Three soldiers from the Shimshon Battalion of the Kfir Brigade who were stationed at an IDF post in Hebron began to taunt and curse Palestinian residents. One of the soldiers even exposed his rear end to them.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 9th, 2013 at 9:23 am

Education: April 4, 2013

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The principal of Ironi H high school in Tel-Aviv, Yehoram Levi, told his students that “a youth that refuses to be drafted to the IDF  for reasons of conscience or religion does not deserve to be a citizen of this country and get its services.”

(Hebrew – mynet)

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April 4th, 2013 at 9:35 am

Military and Security Forces: March 20, 2013

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IDF forces arrested more than 20 Palestinian minors in Hebron, at least 14 of whom are younger than 12, which is the legal age of criminal responsibility. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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March 20th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 19, 2013

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A soldier serving in the Golani Brigade posted a status to his facebook page expressing joy at the deaths of 14 Palestinian pilgrims in a car accident. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 19th, 2013 at 11:41 am

Military and Security Forces: March 18, 2013

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An IDF soldier was convicted of negligent homicide in the death of Uday Darwish, a 21-year-old Palestinian laborer who was shot in January near the separation fence in the South Hebron Hills while trying to enter Israel illegally through a gap in the fence. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 18th, 2013 at 11:01 am

Military and Security Forces: March 17, 2013

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IDF spokesperson, Brigadier-General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai, wrote to the Foreign Ministry to complain about a new propaganda video clip starring successful model Bar Rafaeli, as she did not serve in the IDF. According to Mordechai, it is “a message of leniency and turning a blind eye to draft dodging.”

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 17th, 2013 at 9:53 am

Military and Security Forces: March 15, 2013

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Hamza Haloub, an 18 year old Palestinian man, was was shot and seriously injured by an IDF force. Palestinians report that Haloub was injured in the abdomen by live ammunition fired by soldiers on patrol in west Tulkarem, near the Jashouri factories. An Israeli army spokeswoman said soldiers fired at two Palestinians hurling firebombs at security forces in the area, according to standard operating procedures. (Maan News Agency)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)