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Watch | Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Palestinian Kids Walking to School

    Watch | Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Palestinian Kids Walking to School

Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem has published a video that shows Israeli occupation forces detaining two young Palestinian children in the West Bank city of Hebron. According to the NGO, on 13 September at around 7:30am Israeli Border Police officers detained two Palestinian boys who live in the Old City of Hebron: 13-year-old Q.R. and…

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Israeli NGO: Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Conducting “Joint Assaults” on Palestinian Village

    Israeli NGO: Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Conducting “Joint Assaults” on Palestinian Village

TEL AVIV — Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has provided evidence showing Israeli soldiers joining settlers in a series of attacks targeting the Palestinian village of ‘Urif, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. The village, home to around 3,600 Palestinians, has been a target of extremist settlers for years given its close proximity to…

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Proposed Israeli Law Would Open 60% of Palestinian West Bank to Annexation

    Proposed Israeli Law Would Open 60% of Palestinian West Bank to Annexation

TEL AVIV — Amid warnings from the United Nations that Israel is soon to formally annex Palestine’s West Bank, a proposed law set to be decided by Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation would allow Israeli Jewish citizens to purchase land in the occupied territory, paving the way for its eventual incorporation into Israeli territory. Introduced…

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Israel Assaults Palestinians Ahead of the Demolition of West Bank Bedouin Village

    Israel Assaults Palestinians Ahead of the Demolition of West Bank Bedouin Village

KHAN AL-AHMAR, PALESTINE — Israel has been preparing to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank. Activists and area residents have responded by boarding up buildings and blocking bulldozers set to demolish the village. On the left, a photo at the wonderful school in Khan al-Ahmar during my recent visit…

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Israel Preparing for Complete Annexation of the West Bank, UN Warns

  Israel Preparing for Complete Annexation of the West Bank, UN Warns

Just prior to a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this week, a UN legal expert has declared that Israel is moving closer to formal annexation of the West Bank. “After years of creeping Israeli de facto annexation of the large swathes of the West Bank through settlement expansion, the creation of…

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Israel Forces Just Killed 21-Year-Old Izz Al-Din Tamimi, Relative of Ahed

  Israel Forces Just Killed 21-Year-Old Izz Al-Din Tamimi, Relative of Ahed

Twenty-one-year old Izz Al-Din Tamimi was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh today. Anti-settlement activist from Nabi Saleh, Bilal Tamimi, said that Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinian medical teams from reaching the youth to help him before he was taken away by the soldiers, according to WAFA. An…

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Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

  Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a video on Tuesday that shows an Israeli soldier celebrating and shouting “that son of a bitch” after shooting an unarmed Palestinian protester with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the town of Madama in Palestine’s West Bank. The video, taken on April 13, also shows…

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The US is Paving the Way to Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank

  The US is Paving the Way to Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank

Last week, during an address to students in New York, Israel’s education minister Naftali Bennett publicly disavowed even the notion of a Palestinian state. “We are done with that,” he said. “They have a Palestinian state in Gaza.” Later in Washington, Bennett, who heads Israel’s settler movement, said Israel would manage the fallout from annexing…

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