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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)

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)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Military and Security Forces: June 2‎‏‎3‎‏‎, 2012‎

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Palestinians report that a four-year-old boy, Muatazz al-Sawwaf, was killed by Israeli artillery fire in the Khan Yunis area in southern Gaza. The IDF Spokesman denied that Israel attacked the area.

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June 23rd, 2012 at 10:25 am

Military and Security Forces: April 22, 2012

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The B’Tselem organization has recorded two severe instances of direct firing of gas grenades at West Bank protesters, despite the IDF’s claims that such direct firing does not take place.

(Hebrew)

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April 22nd, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 18, 2012

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The documentary film “Rule of Law,” which examins the IDF’s judicial system in the West Bank from a critical point of view, was not approved by the IDF Spokesman unit to be screened for officials in the Military Courts unit.

(Hebrew)

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March 18th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 10, 2012

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An Israeli Air Force strike in the Gaza strip killed 15 and injured 19 Palestinian people (Hebrew), two of them critically. In one of the strikes a child was injured (Hebrew). IDF spokesman, Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai, claimed that the strikes were all accurate and innocent citizens were not hurt in any of them.

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March 10th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 30, 2011

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For the first time in six years the IDF is expected to designate a 300 dunam plot in the Gush Etzion area as an agricultural farm, which would enable settlers to maintain the area for a future expansion of the Efrat settlement.

(Hebrew)

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November 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Military and Security Forces: 22 July, 2011

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Last Saturday, IDF forces were filmed firing tear gas and throwing stun grenades towards Palestinian homes in Nabi Saleh in the middle of the night. The IDF Spokesman responded that “at the time of the described event, tires were set on fire near Nabi Saleh, and a roadblock made of stones was set on a nearby road”.

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July 22nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 11, 2011

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Former IDF Spokesperson, Avi Benayahu, filed a law suit, following publications about him as part of the ”Harpaz document” case. In a statement of defence, the defendants argued that Benayahu was one of a group which acted to thwart the democratic nomination of General Yoav Gallant to the IDF Chief of the General Staff.

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May 11th, 2011 at 10:14 am

Military and Security Forces: 26 February, 2011

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IDF Spokesperson’s blog published last night a post regarding the demonstrations in Hebron and Bill’in. The post read: “Protesters are free to participate in non-violent demonstrations, and speak their opinions, as they please. However, when violence is being used against people and property, the security forces are obligated to respond with riot control measures”. This despite the fact the IDF is forbidding demonstrations in the west bank. In Al-Ma’asara village, for instance, the soldiers disperse demonstrations using tear gas and shock granades, although the protestors don’t throw stones or vandalize property. Later on, the post, and the video in it, were removed from the blog. Both can be seen here