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Settlers and Settlements: January 13, 2013

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Settlers from Yitzhar assaulted Palestinians from the village of Urif and uprooted olive trees on the outskirts of the village, taking advantage of the harsh weather conditions which hampered the access of security forces to the area.  A similar incident occurred near the outpost Esh Kodesh, whose residents assaulted the Palestinian residents of Qusra. (

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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January 13th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Political: January 27, 2012

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The United Nations has called on Israel to immediately halt the demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank, after a dramatic increase in such demolitions was reported in the last year.  In 2011 Israeli security forces demolished 622 homes in the West Bank, housing over 1,100 people, over half of them children.  According to Maxwell Gaylard, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territories, ”The current policy and practice of demolitions cause extensive human suffering and should end.”

Closed Society: January 6, 2012

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During a discussion at the Knesset’s Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee on law enforcement in the occupied territories, Commander Haim Rahamim, head of the investigations and intelligence wing of the Judea and Samaria Police District in the West Bank, said that 228 incidents of attacks against security forces by right-wing activists were recorded in the past year in the West Bank – not including verbal threats – and that dozens of mosques were torched.  65 indictments were served against right-wing activists for assault and vandalism, and 10 people were arrested for mosque torching, but they were released without an indictment beings served.  According to Rahamim, the police “has a problem with gathering evidence due to the locations where the crimes are committed.”


Closed Society, July 7, 2011

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Nazareth Magistrate’s Court sentenced eight months in prison on Nasser Shaer (37), a resident of Majdal Shams, who was convicted of assaulting a public servant and disorderly conduct. Shaer, who threw stones at security forces during Naksa day, was also sentenced to 18 months on probation and a fine of 2,500 NIS.

(Hebrew )

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July 7th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Military and Security Forces: 4 January, 2011

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In its review of 2010 the GSS (Shabak) defines the activism by left-wingers in Sheikh Jarrah, Ni’lin, Bil’in, and Nabi Salah as “activity against the Israel security forces.” (Hebrew)

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January 4th, 2011 at 7:23 am