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Israeli army withholding bodies of resistance fighters killed in tunnel attack

Israeli army withholding bodies of resistance fighters killed in tunnel attack

The Israeli military says it is withholding the bodies of five resistance fighters, which were recovered after Israeli fighter jets bombarded and destroyed a lifeline tunnel in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. “We are indeed in possession of those bodies … All were killed or died inside Israeli territory, not in the Gaza Strip,” Israel’s military spokesman …

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Israel to demolish homes of Palestinian ‘attackers’

Israel to demolish homes of Palestinian ‘attackers’

Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman says he seeks to expand a step further the contentious policy of demolishing the homes of those Palestinians who have been involved in purported fatal assaults against Israeli settlers, so that it could also include those Palestinians whose alleged attacks left Israelis with serious injuries. Lieberman, in a statement on Sunday, instructed the …

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Israel orders punitive demolition of four Palestinian homes in WB

Israel orders punitive demolition of four Palestinian homes in WB

Israeli authorities have issued punitive demolition orders for the homes of four Palestinian families in the West Bank over allegations that their relatives were involved in attacks on Israeli forces. On Tuesday early morning, Israeli forces raided Deir Abu Mashaal village in Ramallah, storming three homes belonging to the families of young men who were shot dead during an attack …

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UN: 50 years on, Israel occupation ruining Palestinian lives

50 years on Israel occupation ruining Palestinian lives

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has condemned Israel’s oppressive occupation and its damaging effects on Palestinians’ everyday lives, expressing concerns about the regime forces’ use of lethal force against Palestinians. In its 2016 annual report released on Wednesday, OCHA estimated that some 4.8 million Palestinians were affected by the Israeli occupation, two million of them …

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76 Palestinian hunger strikers in critical condition in Israeli jail

76 Palestinian hunger strikers in critical condition in Israeli jail

Seventy-six Palestinian hunger strikers have been hospitalized for a critical deterioration of their health conditions, as a mass hunger strike by Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails has entered its 30th day. The Arabic-language al-Aqsa satellite television network announced the news on Tuesday, adding that the inmates, who are all kept in Israel’s Ofer prison, were taken to Hadrim field hospital …

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Daughter of Palestinian prisoner: ‘It’s my right to see you’

Daughter of Palestinian prisoner: ‘It’s my right to see you’

.Safaa has been separated from her father since she was a month old 14-year-old daughter of Palestinian prisoner Abdullah Barghouthi, who was sentenced to 67 life sentences, read a letter to her father on Wednesday as part of an event at her school in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, as Barghouthi entered the third day of his hunger …

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IDF soldiers grab 8yo Palestinian boy, drag him away ‘to find stone-throwers’

IDF soldiers grab 8yo Palestinian boy, drag him away ‘to find stone-throwers’

. A Jerusalem-based human rights group has posted a video showing Israeli soldiers apparently seizing an eight-year-old Palestinian boy and “dragging him from house to house,” reportedly to receive a tip-off on stone-throwers at an nearby settlement. According to a report by the B’Tselem group, on March 19 the boy’s mother was visiting her parents’ home nearby and asked her …

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Israeli policeman kills Palestinian ‘in a struggle’

Israeli policeman kills Palestinian in a struggle

An Israeli policeman has killed a Palestinian, who had reportedly attacked him and his colleague on duty, prompting a “struggle” with them. The fatality was caused in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday, said Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri. She claimed the law enforcement agents suffered minor injuries during the incident. The attacker was identified as a 26-year-old …

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Report: Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians in February

Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians in February

A newly-released report shows Israeli forces took into custody a total of 420 Palestinians only in the month of February as Tel Aviv continued its crackdown in the occupied territories. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) said in its monthly report that 70 minors and 22 women and girls were among those detained last month, the youngest of whom …

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Israeli soldier jailed for killing injured Palestinian attacker

Israeli soldier jailed for killing injured Palestinian attacker

. Elor Azaria’s legal team to appeal 18-month sentence after trial that exposed divisions between military and rightwing nationalists An Israeli military medic who was filmed killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker last year has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Elor Azaria’s sentence was handed down by a panel of three judges sitting in a military court in Tel …

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