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Testimony: Police severely beat Malak Abu Gharbiya on Tel Aviv beach, June 2009B`tselem - " He kneed me in the stomach and punched me hard in the chest. I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I fell onto the car and my head and back hit it. I told him, “Calm down and don’t hit me. You [plural] have the ID.” I asked the other police officers to help me. A few of them tried to stand between me and Moshe, to get him to leave me alone. Moshe hit me hard on the head with a black club, and I started to bleed. I felt dazed. "17/7/2009
Military`s attack on "Breaking the Silence" is groundless, given its refusal to investigate events in Operation Cast Lead B`Tselem - Press Release - In total, the letters sent by B’Tselem related to events in which 70 Palestinian civilians were killed, more than half of them minors. Among them were two letters that detailed grave suspicions that the military had used Palestinian civilians as human shields in ‘Ezbet ‘Abd Rabo in north-eastern Gaza, in violation of international humanitarian law and of an explicit ruling by the Israeli High Court of Justice. To date, the only response B’Tselem has received is confirmation that some of the letters have been received. 16/7/2009
Update Report: On the Israeli military’s continued use of Palestinian civilians, including minors, as human shields 31/7/2009
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A new PCATI report - Shackling as a Form of Torture and Abusebased on 547 cases of arrest by soldiers and dozens of interrogations by the GSS in the past year as well as additional cases from previous years. The report reveals that various security agencies in Israel, chief among them the IDF and the GSS, shackle detainees in painful and humiliating manners that in a number of instances rise to the level of torture in violation of domestic law.24/7/2009
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian TerritoryNo. 28/2009, 09 - 15 July 2009Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - Israeli Forces Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Continue to Impose a Total Siege on the Gaza Strip 16/7/2009
West Bank Barrier Route ProjectionsOCHA - The excerpts include: · Latest West Bank Barrier route projections with map and facts and figures; · The humanitarian impact of the Barrier on Bethlehem and East Jerusalem; · The impact on Salfit and Qalqilya of the projected route around Ariel/Qedumim settlements; and, · Maps of the four official routes to date. 9/7/2009
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Study: Tel Aviv University part and parcel of the Israeli occupation SOAS Palestine Society - Electronic Intifada - The briefing paper presented irrefutable evidence of TAU`s deep investment in the facilitation and prosecution (at both the material and conceptual level) of what amount to war crimes. Along with many other examples of expansive institutional culpability, it identified the leading role played by TAU in developing an explicit military doctrine of "disproportionality" calling for the targeting of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians and civilian infrastructures. 30/7/2009
Portraits of SurvivalAsim Rafiqui - The Virginia Quarterly Review - "Gaza, after all, has been consistently and extensively photographed for decades. There are dozens of talented and professional Palestinian photographers who work with scores of agencies, bringing the experience of the region to the world. In addition, some of the most talented international photojournalists have made Gaza the focus of their work. This is the challenge of coming to Gaza: how to shed new light on one of the world’s most thoroughly photographed human tragedies?"27/7/2009
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Everything is ready; just signAlex Fishman - Yediot Aharonot - If the Americans are ready to push a final-status agreement forward, and it appears that they are, then the plan revealed here for the first time will soon become reality. During recent months senior Israelis and Palestinians drafted a detailed security annex which resolves the relations between the state and the state-to-be.26/7/2009
PCHR Condemns Injury of 61 Persons in attack on Wedding Party in Khan YunisPCHR - According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at around 23:45 on Tuesday, 21 July 2009, a large explosion occurred beneath a stage in the wedding party of Mahmoud Dahlan, 25. 61 civilians were wounded; 42 were transferred to Nasser Hospital, the other 19 were transferred to the European Hospital, Gaza.23/7/2009
Israel’s Religious Right and the Question of Settlements - Middle East Report N°89 International Crisis Group - Middle East Report N°89 - Benjamin Netanyahu is in a bind. Israel is facing arguably unprecedented pressure to halt all settlement activity, led by a new and surprisingly determined U.S. administration. But the prime minister also heads a distinctly right-wing coalition and faces intense domestic pressure from settlers and their allies. However important, what will emerge from current discussions between Washington and Jerusalem will only be step one in a long process designed to achieve a settlement freeze, settlement evacuation and a genuine peace agreement with the Palestinians. Understanding how Israel might deal with these challenges requires understanding a key yet often ignored constituency – its growing and increasingly powerful religious right. 23/7/2009
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Israeli Organizations Present Goldstone Team with Grave Report on Gaza 1/7/2009
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Amnesty accuses Israel of Gaza war crimesAmy Teibel - The Independent - The pattern of Israeli attacks and the high number of civilian casualties `showed elements of reckless conduct, disregard for civilian lives and property and a consistent failure to distinguish between military targets and civilians and civilian objects,` Amnesty International charged. 2/7/2009
Israeli Doctors Colluding In TortureJonathan Cook - Countercurrents - Israel’s watchdog body on medical ethics has failed to investigate evidence that doctors working in detention facilities are turning a blind eye to cases of torture, according to Israeli human rights groups. The Israeli Medical Association (IMA) has ignored repeated requests to examine such evidence, the rights groups say, even though it has been presented with examples of Israeli doctors who have broken their legal and ethical duty towards Palestinians in their care. 2/7/2009
Foul Play: Neglect of wastewater treatment in the West BankB`Tselem - Publication - Wastewater in the West Bank � from the settlements, from parts of Jerusalem, and from Palestinian communities � amounts to 91 million cubic meters [mcm] a year. Most of it is not treated, despite the sanitary and environmental danger inherent to wastewater flowing freely. Prolonged neglect of this issue has caused severe hazards in the West Bank and is liable to pollute the Mountain Aquifer, the most important and highest-quality water source for both Israelis and Palestinians. 2/7/2009
Privately run checkpoint stops Palestinians with `too much food` Amira Hass - Haaretz - The company stops Palestinian workers from passing through the checkpoint with the following items: Large bottles of frozen water, large bottles of soft drinks, home-cooked food, coffee, tea and the spice zaatar. The security company also dictates the quantity of items allowed: Five pitas, one container of hummus and canned tuna, one small bottle or can of beverage, one or two slices of cheese, a few spoonfuls of sugar, and 5 to 10 olives. Workers are also not allowed to carry cooking utensils and work tools. 2/7/2009
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