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Settlers and Settlements: April 30, 2013

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Five students from Jerusalem Yeshiva “Merkaz HaRav” assaulted two police detectives and sprayed them with tear gas while they were walking by the Yeshiva and talking among themselves in Arabic. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 30th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Closed Society: April 9, 2013

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During Passover Jews sprayed teargas at two Arab women on the Tiberias boardwalk.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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April 9th, 2013 at 9:27 am

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Military and Security Forces: February 15, 2013

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According to Palestinian witnesses, IDF soldiers used tear-gas grenades and rubber-coated bullets to disperse Palestinian protesters near Ofer prison, which is situated at Qalandiya Checkpoint. Dozens of Palestinians were treated by medics, mostly for tear-gas inhalation, though there are reports of at least one serious injury, apparently from a rubber-coated bullet hit to the head. (Haaretz)

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February 15th, 2013 at 9:50 am

Settlers and Settlements: February 12, 2013

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Palestinian labourers working in the setttlement of Ma’aleh Levona were expelled from it by a group of 40 teen-aged girls who assaulted them with stones and tear gas.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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February 12th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Settlers and Settlements: February 12, 2013‎

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A group of 40 teenage girls chased away Palestinian workers from Ma’ale Levona settlement using tear gas and throwing stones and sand.

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February 12th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Closed Society: February 7, 2013

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An 18 year old Jewish man was arrested by police in Jerusalem on suspicion that he and a friend assaulted Arab taxi drivers with tear gas.

(Hebrew- Haaretz)

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February 7th, 2013 at 11:36 am

Military and Security Forces: February 2, 2013

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According to Palestinians from Burin in the West Bank, IDF soldiers entered the village, fired rubber coated bullets and tear gas and even live ammunition at residents. Palestinians on the scene claim settlers uprooted 100 olive trees and Palestinian medics reported that a 16-year old was wounded in his leg and 20 people suffered tear gas inhalation. There are also reports that a mosque was set alight as a result of tear gas and that it has since been put out. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 am

Internal Security: November 12, 2012

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A post in the “Physicians for Human Rights” facebook group says that a large police force entered the “Beer Kha’il” elementary school in the Bedouin village of Beer Hadaj, fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and arrested students.  A senior physician at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva said that a bus filled with at least 20 children arrived at the hospital’s children’s intensive care unit, where they were treated for tear gas inhalation.  According to reports by the “Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality”, those injured during the incident include a pregnant woman, a child with a broken arm, and another with an eye injury.  13 people were arrested during the raid, including several children. (+972mag.com)

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Closed Society: May 25, 2012

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Police charged a 40 year-old man together with seven teens ages 15-17 and four minors under 14  with attacking asylum seekers. The suspects would show up at public parks with batons, iron bars and tear gas and assault African asylum seekers sitting or walking alone.

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May 25th, 2012 at 9:29 am

Military and Security Forces: December 28, 2011

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Five months after photo journalist Mati Milstein filed a complaint about soldiers firing tear gas directly at journalists during a demonstration in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, IDF spokesperson to the international press, has issued a response to the complaint.  According to Leibovich, “journalists who enter areas in which there is consistent violent and illegal disorder such as at Nabi Saleh – the responsibility is theirs, as is accepted in other areas of conflict around the world.”  Leibovich further claimed that there was no news value to the coverage of the Nabi Saleh demonstrations.

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