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Military and Security Forces: February 25, 2013

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Even though according to the Oslo accords Israel transferred to the Palestinian Authority full administrative responsibility over area A and civil administration of area B, the IDF is preventing construction and development in 4,700 dunams of these areas citing security reasons. Furthermore, seizure orders were issued for approximately 1,870 additional dunams in these areas for use in paving roads related to construction of the separation fence. (Haaretz)

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Military and Security Forces: February 15, 2013

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A B’Tselem report concludes that IDF soldiers shot and killed Samir Awad, a 16 year Palestinian youth, near the separation fence near Budrus, even though he did not pose a threat to them at any time. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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February 15th, 2013 at 9:40 am

Judiciary: October 30, 2012

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Border police officer, Omri Abu, has been acquitted, on the grounds of reasonable doubt, of the shooting death of 10 year old Ahmed Moussa, during a demonstration against the separation fence near the West Bank town of Na’alin. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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October 30th, 2012 at 11:59 am

Military and Security Forces: May 20, 2011

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A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that security forces had injured 204 Palestinians in the West Bank this week, including at least 60 children, most of them at demonstrations in memory of the Nakba Day on May 15. Four security forces men were injured as well. The clashes included mainly stone throwing by protesters, and firing live ammunition, metal bullets with rubber covering, and tear gas by Israeli troops. Most of the clashes took place in East Jerusalem, especially in the Old City and near the Qalandiya and Shuafat barriers. Also, Palestinians were injured during the weekly demonstrations against the separation fence in Bil’in and Na’alin, and against the expansion of the Halamish settlement within the village of Nabi Saleh. In Gaza, soldiers killed a 16-year-old retarded boy. During a Palestinian demonstration in Beit Lahiya, near the Erez border crossing, Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition on unarmed demonstrators, injuring 103 people, including 33 boys. In addition, several tank shells were fired within 300 meters of the demonstrators, to stop the parade.

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Military and Security Forces: 3rd January, 2011

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The military court in Ofer Camp acquitted Muhammad Khatib, one of the leaders of the Bil’in demonstrations against the separation fence, of incitement, actions on behalf of a forbidden association and obstructing a soldier. The court criticized the behavior of the investigative bodies in Khativ’s case. According to Adv. Gabi Leski, Khativ’s attorney, the accusations against him were based on illegally-extracted testimonies from minors residing in the village. (Hebrew)

Military and Security Forces: 1st January, 2011

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Jawahar Abu Rahmah, a Palestinian woman residing in Bil’in, died this morning, after being brought to a Ramallah hospital in critical condition. Abu Rahmah suffocated as a result of inhaling tear gas used by IDF forces to disperse the demonstration against the separation fence which took place yesterday. Demonstrators later said the soldiers fired large amounts of “particularly hot” tear gas. (Hebrew)

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January 1st, 2011 at 11:31 am

Military and Security Forces: 20th December, 2010

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Border Policemen shot a Palestinian, wounding him severely, near the village of Bido, which is close to the settlement Givon Ha’Hadasha. The shooting took place during a demonstration against the separation fence, and the Border Police claims the wounded Palestinian is a Hamas activist, who according to them was probably wounded by a ricochet. (Hebrew)

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December 21st, 2010 at 6:50 am