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Closed Society: March 5, 2013

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A report published by a committee headed by Prof. Arnon Sofer and which was submitted to Minister of Interior Eli Yishai (Shas) concludes that the solution to the “infiltrator” question is a policy of ignoring the UN’s position in regards to the security situation in their countries of origin, transferring them to detention facilities in the south, and formulation of a strict policy in regards to NGOs trying to assist the asylum seekers. (Ynetnews)

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March 5th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Closed Society: March 5, 2013

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Minister of Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), admits that more than 2,000 North Sudanese were returned to their country “voluntarily” when faced with the choice of a prolonged detention, in violation of the UN’s position that such a return is forbidden since Sudan threatens to punish citizens who were in Israel. (Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2013 at 10:06 am

Closed Society: February 25, 2013

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ representative in Israel slammed Israel’s so-called voluntary return of Eritreans to their life-threatening home country under threat of detention, saying there was nothing voluntary about it. (Haaretz)

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February 25th, 2013 at 10:56 am

Settlers and Settlements: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report found that settlers have taken over about 30 Palestinian fountains in the West Bank, turned some of them into tourist attractions and are limiting Palestinian access to them.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:18 am

Military and Security Forces: 6 May, 2011

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In its Protection of Civilians weekly report, The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) indicates [PDF] that Israeli security forces injured 52 Palestinians in the past week, 20 of them children and youth. Most of the incidents occurred in East Jerusalem. Since the beginning of 2011, 5 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces on the West Bank, and 427 have been injured. In the equivalent period of 2010, 6 were killed and 601 injured.

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May 6th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Closed Society: 6 May, 2011

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In its Protection of Civilians weekly report, The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) records [PDF] 9 incidents of Palestinians being assaulted by settlers in the past week. The incidents took place in Qaryut, Silwan, Burin, Hizma, Beit Hanina, the Qalqilya and Nablus governorates.

 

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May 6th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Military and Security Forces: 25 March, 2011

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According to a report (PDF) of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the IDF imposed a curfew on the Palestinian village of Awarta for five days following the attack in Itamar. During the curfew, the residents were not allowed to leave to buy food or medicine. During the curfew settlers formed an outpost on 15 dunams [15,000 m²] of privately owned land of the village’s. The report also indicates that during recent weeks, Israeli forces have injured 65 Palestinians, of them 25 children. Many of the injuries (28, of them 16 children) took place in the neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem, during clashes between local residents and Israel Police.

 

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March 25th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Political: 11th November, 2010

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John Ging, the UN’s chief of operations in Gaza, said that only a few of the Strip’s residents felt any relief in the Gaza siege. According to Ging, “The ‘easing’, as it was called, is nothing more than a political easing of the pressure on Israel and Egypt”. The spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, Yigal Palmor, said that the UN ignores Hamas’ overtaking of the Strip. According to Palmor, “Why are there problems with export, and sometimes import, of goods to Gaza? Why is the border closed? Because a terror organization took over the Strip.” (Hebrew)

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November 12th, 2010 at 9:36 am