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Military and Security Forces: February 9, 2013

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During the eviction of a Palestinian outpost in Burin, an IDF force stormed the village. The soldiers tried to expel journalists from the village, claiming that it was declared a closed military zone, though they did not present a warrant to back their claim. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 9th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 14, 2012

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Two Reuters photo-journalists were beaten by IDF soldiers while covering clasheds between IDF forces and Palestinians in Hebron.  The soldiers forced the journalists to strip and get on their knees in the middle of the street.  According to the journalists, they were beaten and teargas granades were thrown at them.  They further claim that the soldiers accused them of belonging to human rights organization “B’Tselem”. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

שני צלמי עיתונות מטעם רויטרס הוכו על ידי חיילי צה”ל בשעה שסיקרו עימותים בין כוחות צה”ל לפלסטינים בחברון. החיילים הורו לצלמים לפשוט את בגדיהם ולכרוע על ברכיהם במרכז העיר. לטענתם, הם היכו אותם והשליכו לעברם רימוני גז. הצלמים טוענים כי החיילים האשימו אותם כי הם משתייכים לארגון “בצלם” (וואלה!).

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December 14th, 2012 at 9:23 am

Military and Security Forces: December 28, 2011

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Five months after photo journalist Mati Milstein filed a complaint about soldiers firing tear gas directly at journalists during a demonstration in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, IDF spokesperson to the international press, has issued a response to the complaint.  According to Leibovich, “journalists who enter areas in which there is consistent violent and illegal disorder such as at Nabi Saleh – the responsibility is theirs, as is accepted in other areas of conflict around the world.”  Leibovich further claimed that there was no news value to the coverage of the Nabi Saleh demonstrations.