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Military and Security Forces: March 4, 2013

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Soubhiya Abu Rahma, the mother of Bassem Abu Rahma, a 30-year-old Palestinian man killed after being hit by a tear gas canister while demonstrating against the separation fence in Bil’in in 2009, filed an appeal on Sunday with Israel’s High Court of Justice requesting a decision on whether to indict the soldiers involved in her son’s death. Four years have passed since the death of Bassem Abu Rahma, and more than two and a half years since a MPCID investigation was opened. (Haaretz)

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Military and Security Forces: December 5, 2012

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The investigation into the killing of Mustafa Tamimi, resident of the West Bank village of a-Nabi Saleh, who was fatally injured in the head by a tear gas canister, is still not completed, even though a year has already passed. (B’Tselem)

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December 5th, 2012 at 9:39 am

Military and Security Forces: April 27, 2012‎

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Palestinians report that during a protest in Kadum village on the west bank Wasim Braham, 19 years old, was hit in the head by a gas canister. Braham was transferred to hospital with a head injury and internal bleeding.

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April 27th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 31, 2012‎

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During a “Land Day” protest in Gaza, 20 year old Mahmoud Zakut was shot to death by IDF soldiers. Zakut was shot near the Erez crossing in the north of the Gaza strip. According to Palestinian sources, 80 protesters were injured in clashes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including Palestinian Parliament Member Mustafa Barghouti, who was struck in the head by a gas canister. In Rachel Crossing near Bethlehem 3 Palestinians were injured, one of them moderately injured when a piece of shrapnel from a gas canister hit his eye. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, 340 people were injured in protests across the West Bank.

Military and Security Forces: March 16, 2012

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Soldiers fired a rubber coated bullet at an Israeli protester in the village of Nabi Saleh, hitting her in the head.  A Palestinian man was also hit by a rubber coated bullet, and another Palestinian was hurt by a tear gas canister. (Haaretz)

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March 16th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 3, 2012

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A French national was injured following a direct hit by a gas canister shell during a demonstration in Nabi Saleh.  The IDF spokesperson claimed that the female protester was hit by a stone thrown by Palestinians, but a video of the incident proves otherwise.  The protester was evacuated to a hospital in Ramallah suffering heavy bleeding, but her injury is not considered serious.

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February 3rd, 2012 at 11:06 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

Military and Security Forces: December 11, 2011

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IDF soldiers fired tear gas at Palestinians in the village of Nabi Saleh following the funeral of Mustafa Tamimi who was killed on Friday by a direct hit to the head from a tear gas canister during a demonstration in the village.

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December 11th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Police: 28th November, 2010

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The SHAY (Shomron ve’Yehuda) district of the police recommended not to indict two Border Guardsmen who wounded Emily Hanukovich in the eye. Hanukovich, a leftist protester, was hit six months ago by a gas canister fired to her face by a Border Guardsmen, According to her family, the canister was shot directly at her, contrary to regulations. Adv. Michael Sfard, representing the family, claims that the police interrogators were negligent; he says witnesses, among them a team of Haaretz newspaper who photographed the event, were not questioned. Sfard said further that “The SHAY district is the Border Guard’s waste disposal facility. Every death or injury investigation ends with the fragrance of lack of guilt. This case proves the negligence borders on coverup. Anyone who thinks there no need to interrogate objective witnesses, who said that the Border Guardsmen fired directly, obstructs justice and admits he has no intention of finding out the truth”. (Hebrew)

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November 28th, 2010 at 4:26 pm