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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.

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April 22nd, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 20, 2012‎

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A new video documents Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner using his rifle to hit at least four protesters, who did not attack him previously. The movie, shot by Palestinian TV, disproves Eisner’s claims that protesters attacked him and broke his fingers.

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April 20th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 16, 2012

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Border Police officers unleashed a dog at Ahmad Shattawi, a protester in the village of Kadum.  The dog bit Shattawi’s arm for several minutes and lightly injured him.  Another demonstrator, Murrad Shattawi, asked to speak to one of the officers so that he would assist in releasing the dog’s grip on Ahmad’s arm, but the officers pepper-sprayed and arrested him.  The IDF spokesperson stated that the demonstrators rolled burning tires and hurled stones at the security forces, and the arrested Palestinian assaulted them. (Haaretz)

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March 16th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 21, 2011

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Human rights organization B’Tselem has documented several cases in December in which IDF soldiers fired tear gas canisters directly at protesters in Nabi Saleh.

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December 21st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 16, 2011

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At least 13 cases of firing gas canisters directly aimed at Palestinian protesters and left-wing activists have been documented since the death of Bassam Abu-Rahme in Bil’in, despite the IDF having promised to refine the procedures for the firing of tear gas canisters.  Investigations of these cases usually end without any operative decisions. Some of the cases are not investigated at all.

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December 16th, 2011 at 11:33 pm