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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

Military and Security Forces: 18 March, 2011

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According to the Monthly Humanitarian Monitor, by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the number of Palestinian minors arrested by the Israeli Security Forces has increased. The report claims that this trend is especially noticeable in villages where demonstrations against the Separation Wall have been taken place.

Military and Security Forces: 4th November, 2010

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Three children – aged 5, 11 and 12 – from the Talmon settlement in the West Bank were detained (Hebrew) by an IDF officer, and were called for an inquiry in a police station, under suspicion of stealing olives from a Palestinian orchard. According to their father, one of the soldiers joked and told them to raise their hands in the air. According to the father, “The children did not think it was funny and were very scared”.

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November 5th, 2010 at 11:47 am

Military and Security Forces: 29 October, 2010

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The Israeli military delayed the entry into Israel of Palestinian children from Umm Al-Heir in South Hebron (Hebrew). The children were supposed to take part in the Children and Youth Film Festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. In protests, the group left the check-point. According to the Liaison For Government Actions in the [Occupied Palestinian] Territories, the delay took no longer than ten minutes.

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October 29th, 2010 at 12:04 am

Political: 1 September 2010

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Minister of Interior Eli Yishai (Shas) stated that Israel lost the Second Lebanon War because it has moved away from God. He said, “what do you think? that you can have success without divine assistance? Without the Torah of Israel? Without the students of that Torah?” Yishai further said that the parents of the migrant laborers’ children “abuse them”: “it is scary to go into South Tel Aviv. The police is afraid of them.”

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September 1st, 2010 at 11:44 pm