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Military and Security Forces: June 16, 2011

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Two Palestinians were injured yesterday by live ammunition of IDF soldiers in a demonstration against the expansion of a settlement on the land of the Palestinian villages Nia’lin and Dir Kadis in the West Bank. The first, 24 years old, was injured in his hip and shoulder. The other, 22 years old, got wounded in his thigh. Mohammed Amira, a member of the Popular Committee of Nia’lin, was beaten by soldiers and arrested for incitement.

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Political: 21 November, 2010

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A report by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) criticizes Israel for  for not adopting a national children’s rights strategy or program and states that Israel does not enforce child-protection laws. The report also criticizes Israel for maintaining that the UN convention on the Rights of the Child does not apply in the West Bank. (Hebrew, English)

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November 21st, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Political: 18 November, 2010

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Defense Minister Ehud Barak promised Shas Chairman Eli Yishai that he would authorize the publication of dozens of construction tenders in the West Bank after the coming construction freeze in the Occupied Territories. He did this with the intention of persuading Shas to abstain in the vote about the renewal of construction freeze. (Hebrew)

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November 18th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Closed Society: 14 November, 2010

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At a meeting of the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu [our land of Israel] movement with representatives of Noar Hagvaot [hilltop youths], a decision was taken to start a campaign against the Shas party, because it has decided to abstain in a vote about the construction freeze in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Meeting participants said that the Shas leaders were “engaged in acts of treason” and that “there is a duty to protest against them.” Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolfa said at the meeting that “we’ve got to remind the Shas people and the ones responsible for handing over territories that there are laws and there are judges, and that they will pay for this crime.” (Hebrew)

Military and Security Forces: 12 November, 2010

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The Israeli army expelled two foreign, left-wing activists from Bir Zeyt, claiming that they had not asked for a residence pass. The order under which they were expelled, last updated in 1970, states that people who do not reside in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are only permitted to apply for a 48-hour residence pass. The Israeli army also uses the order to expel Palestinians who moved to the West Bank from the Gaza Strip, but admits that it has not issued a single residence permit for the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 1970, and that it does not expel settlers for violation of the order.  (Hebrew)