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Military and Security Forces: March 7, 2013‎

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Muhammad Asfour, 23, dies of of his injuries after being hit by a rubber coated steel bullet in his head during a protest in Aboud village.

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March 7th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 15, 2013

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According to Palestinian witnesses, IDF soldiers used tear-gas grenades and rubber-coated bullets to disperse Palestinian protesters near Ofer prison, which is situated at Qalandiya Checkpoint. Dozens of Palestinians were treated by medics, mostly for tear-gas inhalation, though there are reports of at least one serious injury, apparently from a rubber-coated bullet hit to the head. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 15th, 2013 at 9:50 am

Military and Security Forces: February 2, 2013

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According to Palestinians from Burin in the West Bank, IDF soldiers entered the village, fired rubber coated bullets and tear gas and even live ammunition at residents. Palestinians on the scene claim settlers uprooted 100 olive trees and Palestinian medics reported that a 16-year old was wounded in his leg and 20 people suffered tear gas inhalation. There are also reports that a mosque was set alight as a result of tear gas and that it has since been put out. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 am

Military and Security Forces: November 8, 2012

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According to an activist’s facebook post, soldier fired live ammunition at a group of stone throwing youths during the weekly demonstration in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.  Later in the day the soldiers fired gas grenades and rubber coated bullets into houses in the village, injuring 4 of the residents.  A young girl was injured by a bullet, and a boy sustained cuts to his face.

(Hebrew – Facebook)

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November 8th, 2012 at 11:53 pm