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Military and Security Forces: February 15, 2013

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During Operation Pillar of Cloud, classified IDF plans and maps were left exposed for all to see, outside the guard position at an IDF base in the Gaza Division. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 15th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Media: January 31, 2013‎

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The Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index ranked Israel 112 out of 179 countries, 20 spots lower than last year, due largely to Operation Pillar of Defense in November of 2012, when the Israel Defense Forces intentionally attacked journalists and buildings where media connected to Hamas had premises.

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January 31st, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Closed Society: November 26, 2012

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During operation Pillar of Cloud, dozens of complaints were sent to the Second Authority for Television and Radio, which regulates commercial broadcasts, about interviews with Palestinians and a show of empathy with them.  Out of 170 complaints received, 48 dealt with interviews with Palestinians, mainly the interview with MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al), in which he attacked Channel 2′s military analyst, Roni Daniel.

(Hebrew – Globes)

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November 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

Political: November 24, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) announced that he will ask Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open an investigation of MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), following her decision during operation Pillar of Cloud to observe a moment of silence for the “martyrs” killed by the IDF.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 21, 2012

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More than a hundred reserve soldiers signed a petition calling for cutting off the Gaza Strip of electric power and other utilities.  The petition wording is  ”We call on the Israeli Government to cut off electricity, water and any other critical resource to the Gaza Strip in order to create deterrence ahead of a decision about a ground invasion.”

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 21st, 2012 at 11:42 am

Military and Security Forces: November 21, 2012

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Of 102 Palestinians killed during operation “Pillar of Cloud” (as of 19.11), 40 were civilians. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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November 21st, 2012 at 11:30 am

Military and Security Forces: November 19, 2012

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An entire family, including 4 children and 5 women, was killed as a result of an IDF bombardment in the northern Gaza Strip.  In total 12 people were killed in the attack.  In Rafah a paramedic was killed while treating wounded.

(Hebrew – Physicians for Human Rights)

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November 19th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 18, 2012

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Gaza Emergency Services spokesperson, Adham Abu-Salmia, said that an 18 month old infant was killed in an IAF attack on the Al-Burayj refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip.  Two of the infant’s brothers, aged 4 and 5, were critically injured in the attack.  It was earlier reported that a child was killed in an IAF attack on the Jbalia refugee camp.  Medical sources in the strip said that since the beginning of IDF operation “Pillar of Cloud” 50 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, of which 14 were children. (Maan)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 18th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Closed Society: November 18, 2012

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Rabbi Yaakov Yosef referred to operation “Pillar of Cloud” in Gaza and said that “our soldiers could learn a lesson in fighting from Assad in Syria.  The army needs to learn from the Syrians how to slaughter and crush the enemy.” (Electronicintifada.net)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 18th, 2012 at 11:56 am

Military and Security Forces: November 17, 2012‎

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By November 17th, 17 civilians were killed in Gaza by the IDF, including 6 children, 2 women and 4 elderly people. 381 out of the total 394 people wounded were civilians.

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November 17th, 2012 at 3:11 pm