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Military and Security Forces: February 25, 2013

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Two Palestinians were injured by live fire and seven more were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets during demonstrations held near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and in Beitunia in protest over the death in prison of Arafat Jaradat. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 25th, 2013 at 11:09 am

Military and Security Forces: January 19, 2013‎

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Salah Amarin, A 15-year-old Palestinian, was critically injured by IDF fire in A’ida refugee camp near Bethlehem. The boy, a resident of nearby refugee camp Al ‘Aza, was shot in the head and transferred to hospital.

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January 19th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Diplomacy: October 14, 2011

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Last Tuesday (October 11), a plan to construct a new Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem was posted for public objections. The neighborhood would be built in Givat HaMatos, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The plan includes the construction of 2,610 housing units, a third of them intended for the expansion of the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Safafa.

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October 14th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Closed Society: September 23, 2011

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Palestinian sources report that a number of settlers from Efrat attacked Palestinians south of Bethlehem and prevented them from reaching their lands. According to a Palestinian man, settlers threatened his family at gunpoint and demanded they leave.

(Hebrew)

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September 23rd, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 31, 2011

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Israel arrested three Palestinian parliament members who belong to the Hamas in the West Bank: the The Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker, Aziz Al Dweik from Hebron, and two parliament members: Nizar Ramadan from Hebron, and Anwar Al-Zaboon from Bethlehem.

(Hebrew)

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May 31st, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Closed Society: 31 December, 2010

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Residents of the Palestinian village of Jobath a-Dib near Bethlehem have no electricity nor running water. 160 people live in this village, which is located in a C Area, under full responsibility of Israel. The village asked to be connected to the electricity grid in 1988, but their request was refused. “Since 2000 we have asked six times to be connected; each time it took them six months to reply in the negative,” said Hamza Al-Wascsh, former head of the village. (Hebrew)

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December 31st, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Military and Security Forces: 19 December, 2010

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Israeli soldiers raided a Bethlehem hospital and used weapons to demand intake records for the previous 48 hours. (English)

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December 25th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Military and Security Forces: 17 December 2010

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Members of the South African parliament who visited Ramallah last week say that they had been attacked by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration at a Palestinian village near Bethlehem. “We were attacked with tear gas and shock grenades, and pushed by the Israeli police in Ramallah.” Sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs state that it is possible that delegation members distorted the events, in order to stir up spirits in preparation for the International Anti-Imperialist Youth Festival. Additionally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed surprise about the delegation having visited Ramallah “but not finding it appropriate to hold meetings in Israel.” (Hebrew)