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Four Palestinian children, including 6-year old, Injured in Kufur Qaddoum protest march

Four Palestinian children, including 6-year old, Injured in Kufur Qaddoum protest march

Palestinian medical sources have reported that four residents were injured Friday, after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

The protesters, accompanied by international activists, marched through the village, demanding that Israel open the main village road that was blocked by the army 13 years ago in order to enable easy access by Israeli colonizers to the Kedumim illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands.

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Within 9 Days, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians At Military Checkpoints

Within 9 Days, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians At Military Checkpoints

Israeli forces stationed at military checkpoints have used excessive lethal force against Palestinian civilians. During the past few days, Israeli forces have killed 3 Palestinian civilians in similar circumstances which did not require the use of excessive force.

In addition, Israeli forces claimed in these 3 crimes that Palestinian civilians attempted to stab Israeli soldiers. Two of these crimes took place 42 hours apart at 2 checkpoints south of Nablus.

Investigations conducted by PCHR confirm that these crimes violate the principles of necessity and discrimination, and the use of force was excessive, especially that Israeli forces could have used less lethal force against the victims or arrested them, even if the Israeli allegations were true.

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Israeli Troops Shoot, then Abduct Palestinian Youth Near Ramallah

Israeli Troops Shoot, then Abduct Palestinian Youth Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded, on Saturday morning, a young Palestinian man near Beit ‘Aour al-Foqa town, West of the Central West Bank City of Ramallah, before abducting him; Israeli army sources claim the Palestinian stabbed a soldier, causing a mild injury.

The young Palestinian, identified as Mahmoud Nassim Jomhour, was shot near Road #443, southwest of Ramallah after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier in the hand with a sharp object. There has been no independent confirmation of the army's claim - in numerous previous incidents, Israeli military spokespeople have fabricated attacks by Palestinians to justify their shooting of the Palestinians, and these allegations are later proven to be false.

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Force-feeding bill to move to final Knesset vote

Force-feeding bill to move to final Knesset vote

The Knesset israel will vote Monday evening on a final version of a controversial bill that would allow the force-feeding of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, after the measure was given the go-ahead by the Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee.
The bill will be brought before the Knesset plenum for a second and third reading after an agreement between coalition partners Yesh Atid and Likud last week on changes to the bill smoothed the way for its passage.

Likud MK Miri Regev, who heads the committee, said after the vote that the law was balanced and measured and that the panel heard a number of caveats, a Knesset statement said.

The move to send the bill to the Knesset for final approval drew harsh criticism from opposition lawmakers on Monday morning.

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Israeli war crimes: 75 children killed in day of ‘carnage’

Israeli war crimes: 75 children killed in day of ‘carnage’

Israeli forces have been accused of carrying out war crimes during a day of “carnage” in the Gaza Strip that has been called Black Friday.

A report by Amnesty International on alleged atrocities in Rafah during last year’s conflict with Hamas claims Israeli forces killed at least 135 Palestinian civilians, including 75 children, following the capture of a soldier.

Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, was with a unit searching for tunnels between Gaza and Israel when a fight started with militants and he disappeared on 1 August 2014.

Philip Luther, director of Amnesty International’s Middle East programme, claimed that the “relentless and massive bombardment” that ensured in residential areas of Rafah was a direct response to the capture and displayed a “shocking disregard for civilian lives”.

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Unacceptable decision: Israel’s HCJ approves deportation of Nadia Abu al-Jamal and her children

Unacceptable decision: Israel’s HCJ approves deportation of Nadia Abu al-Jamal and her children

On 22 July 2015 Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) allowed the state to deport Nadia Abu al-Jamal – and effectively, her three children as well – from their home in East Jerusalem. Justices Rubinstein, Joubran and Hendel dismissed the argument that the decision should be struck down, inter alia for being vengeful measure. They also denied the possibility of rescinding the deportation on humanitarian grounds. At the request of Israeli human rights NGO HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, the state agreed to defer the deportation until after the Muslim festival of ‘Eid al-Adha which will be celebrated in early October.

The justices issued a short, two-paragraph ruling. The legal argument boils down to a single sentence, in itself a quote from a judgment handed down more than a decade ago: “This court has already ruled that under such circumstances, in the absence of a family unit ‘a foreign resident does not have a right to receive status in Israel by virtue of his children, because a minor is dependent on his parents and his parents are not dependent on him' (Justice Hayut), all based on previous judgments”.

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