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Military and Security Forces: April 4, 2013

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Shin Bet documents show that illegal interrogation methods are still being used against Palestinian prisoners even though they were banned by a 1999 High Court decision. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 4th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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 18, 2013

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The Civil Administration has decided not to issue a work permit to a Palestinian because one of his relatives told an administration officer that the man is “known in the village as someone who is not sane.”

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 18th, 2013 at 10:56 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)

Settlers and Settlements: March 13, 2013

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Settlers from the outpost Ramat Migron assaulted Palestinians who were cultivating land located in the outpost. According to non-profit “Honenu”, police officers who were called to the scene arrested and assaulted a pregnant settler from the outpost. (Arutz 7)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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March 13th, 2013 at 10:43 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)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 9th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Settlers and Settlements: March 8, 2013

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Jews threw stones at Palestinian vehicles near the village of Turmus Ayya in the West Bank. (Alternative News)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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March 8th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Political: March 7, 2013

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The Director-General of the Ministry of Transportation, Uzi Yizhaki, said that his ministry intends to expand the number of bus lines which are intended for the transport of Palestinians, adding two routes to the two already in place, one to the South Hebron Hills and one to Sha’ar Efraim.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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March 7th, 2013 at 3:38 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)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)