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Economy and Society: November 17,2011‎

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The 2010 poverty report shows that despite a slight decline in the number of poor, a third of Israeli children live under the poverty line. In addition, half of the poor families are working families, and their situation is worse off than in previous reports.

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November 17th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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Amnesty International’s annual report criticized Israel regarding a number of issues concerning military and security forces. According to the report:
  • 33 Palestinians, including 8 children, were killed on the West Bank by IDF gunfire during 2010. 15 people, including 4 children, were killed in the vicinity of the border fence around the Gaza Strip.
  • 264 Palestinians were subject to administrative detention orders during 2010, some of them remaining in detention for over two years. 680 Palestinian detainees were denied family visits, some of them for as long as three years.
  • In some of the cases, Palestinian detainees were not given the possibility to meet with an attorney.
  • A number of detainees reported being tortured while detained in Israel. One, a 15-year-old youth, said he was interrogated for six days and tortured with electric shocks.

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:17 pm