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Israeli bulldozers `level Palestinian land, uproot trees` near SalfitMa`an News Agency - "Local researcher Khalid Maali said that an Israeli court had approved confiscation of 3,000 dunams (750 acres) of private Palestinian land, but that the bulldozers had leveled an area of more than 10,000 dunams (2,500 acres). A spokesperson for Israel`s civil administration said in an email to Ma`an that `works are currently taking place at the site for the agricultural development of the region with the state`s approval`" [ry]30/6/2014
Army Carries Out an Extensive Invasion Into HebronSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "On Monday at dawn, dozens of Israeli military vehicles continued the extensive military operations, and home invasions, into the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and violently searched dozens of homes, kidnapping one Palestinian. Another Palestinian was kidnapped near Ramallah" [ry]30/6/2014
Palestinian cartoonist sketches inspiration Patrick Strickland - AlJazeera - Despite political and financial hurdles, Mohammad Sabaaneh hopes cartooning will be therapeutic for Palestinian youth [ry]30/6/2014
`I don`t want my kids to experience a third intifada`Leanne Gale--The kidnapping of three Israeli teens started a chain of events that has affected people of all stripes, Jewish and Palestinian, and in different places. A reflective diary of the kidnappings, as they touch others. dn29/6/2014
Israel demolishes mosque walls in Jerusalem`s Shufat campMa`an News Agency - "Israeli soldiers escorted a bulldozer from Jerusalem`s municipality to the camp and destroyed the foundation of the mosque.Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It has demolished at least 27,000 Palestinian homes and structures since occupying the West Bank in 1967, according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions." ca 27/6/2014
The Israeli government has adopted an official policy of harming the innocentB`Tselem - Press Release - Years ago, the army concluded that punitive home demolitions are not an effective measure to deter attacks against Israelis, and there are even indications that they achieve the opposite effect. It seems therefore that the motives are reaping revenge and politically capitalizing on the current public mood in Israel, in light of the abduction. This draconian measure was not utilized for almost ten years, except for one case in 2009.-rh26/6/2014
Israeli raids in West Bank fanning flames of hateDaoud Kuttab - Il-Monitor - Article 33 of the Geneva Convention (IV) specifically bans “collective punishment” by an occupying power to the people under its occupation, precisely because such punishment is aimed at “intimidating and terrorizing” innocent persons. The same article also considers revenge and pillage crimes of war.-rh 25/6/2014
Israeli forces rearrest hunger striker Samer IssawiPatrick Strickland - Electronic Intifada - In addition to Samer Issawi, an estimated 52 former prisoners released during the October 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner swap agreement have been rearrested, according to Gavan Kelly, an advocacy officer for Addameer Prisoner Support Network.-rh25/6/2014
Israel can’t force-feed occupation to those who hunger for freedomJonathan Cook - Mondoweiss - Belligerent occupations – especially ones where no hope or end is in sight – engender evermore creative and costly forms of resistance, as the hunger strike demonstrates. A physical act of resistance can be temporarily foiled. But the spirit behind it cannot be so easily subdued.-rh25/6/2014
Palestinian officials fear `regional crisis` with Israel over kidnappingsAdnan Abu Amer - Al-Monitor - The Palestinian security official told Al-Monitor, “A hotline will be established between the Jordanian, Palestinian and Egyptian intelligence services to track the repercussions of the kidnapping, study its effects and prevent the transfer of the abducted outside the West Bank. There are fears of a regional crisis with Israel, especially since the city of Hebron is located south in the West Bank, and the distance separating it from Gaza and Sinai does not exceed 50 kilometers [31 miles].”-rh 25/6/2014
15-year-old boy shot dead as Israeli forces raid West BankMa`an News - Mohammad Dudeen, 15, was killed by a single live bullet after dozens of Israeli soldiers descended on his home village of Dura, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, overnight. The soldiers raided the village as part of a weeklong crackdown on civilians in the West Bank in response to the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers on June 12.-rh25/6/2014
Army to demolish stores near JeninSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Israeli soldiers invaded Barta’a village, south of Jenin, and handed military demolition orders for ten stores. Soldiers also conducted searches of various village homes, causing damage. This is the latest of several military incursions in the past two months, with demolition orders issued for a total of 21 homes and industrial structures. ak 24/6/2014
Hamas chief says unaware who snatched Israeli teensAFP/Ma`an - Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal has denied having information about three Israeli teenagers thought to have been kidnapped in the West Bank"Frankly, we do not have information about what happened" but added that "If the missing Israelis turn out to have been captured, their kidnapping would be "a logical and natural reaction to the violations of occupation forces".Mashaal also slammed security coordination between the Palestinian Authority and Israel as a "disaster," a week after President Mahmoud Abbas pledged to maintain such coordination.ak 24/6/2014
When Israeli soldiers `provoke and react,` Palestinians dieRyan Rodrick Beiler - +972 - Despite Netanyahu’s claims of ‘self-defense,’ testimony by Israeli soldiers suggests that mounting Palestinian casualties are the result of intentionally provocative tactics [ry]23/6/2014
Ramallah raid on RT’s office: Why the IDF story doesn`t add upRT - “In the early hours of Saturday, the IDF raided the Palmedia broadcast service provider`s building in the West Bank city of Ramallah, breaking down doors, destroying equipment and confiscating records. The materials and archives of RT`s Arabic service were seized. When asked for an explanation, IDF officials said the raid was not directly targeting RT, but ‘the lessor of the offices’ Palmedia, which ’cooperates with Hamas’” [ry]23/6/2014
Two Palestinians killed during clashes with IDF, nine arrested overnightYoav Zitun--While search for missing teens continues, 2 Palestinians killed, 11 wounded during clashes in Ramallah, Nablus; Forces arrest 9 Palestinians, raid 5 charity organizations. dn22/6/2014
The Christian Family Refusing to Give Up its Bethlehem Hill FarmDaniel Silas Adamson--A Palestinian Christian family that preaches non-violence from a farm in the West Bank is battling to hold on to land it has owned for 98 years. Now surrounded by Israeli settlements, the family is a living example of the idea of peaceful resistance. dn 22/6/2014
Palestinian Thinker Raja Shehadeh: The Real Eruption is ComingAla Qandil--Sitting on a leather armchair that oversizes his fragile build, in his Ramallah law office, located on one of the main streets of this bustling city, Raja Shehadeh speaks softly and calmly about turbulent decades of life under the occupation.dn22/6/2014
Brother`s Keeper Yoav Zitun--IDF forces arrested ten Palestinians overnight Friday in the West Bank, in addition to raiding some 15 charities related to Hamas and presumed to be fronts for terrorist activities, as Israeli forces continue to search for the three kidnapped Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel. [The name of the pogrom that Israel is performing on Palestinians is as ugly as are the acts. dn]21/6/2014
Is Israel trying to force a third intifada?Samer Badawi--Israeli incursions in the West Bank are the largest since the Second Intifada, while airstrikes over Gaza continue for a fifth consecutive night. “The ‘party’ tonight is lasting longer than usual,” says my friend from Gaza. He recently married, and he and his wife moved to the top floor of an apartment building with panoramic views of Gaza City. dn 21/6/2014
Ten Injured By Army Fire Near RamallahSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "The soldiers surrounded Ash-Sheikh Tower, in al-Biereh, and invaded the Noon Center for Islamic Studies, before ransacking it and confiscating several computers.The Invasion led to clashes with the invading soldiers, and the army fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, at local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them." ca 21/6/2014
Death comes to downtown RamallahAllison Deger - Mondoweiss "The deaths of the two Palestinian youths killed a few weeks ago outside Ofer prison during a Nakba Day demonstration have proved harder for Ramallah than any other West Bank killing over the past few years. When Nadim Nuwara, 17, and Mohammed Salame, 16, were shot by Israeli forces with live-fire, it sent Ramallah into a gloom. Sometimes killings are a spark for a sea-change, or political stumbling blocks. Yet this time the city and everyone in it that witnessed the deaths wept as if they were biting into a sour fate. These killings were emotional setbacks." ca21/6/2014
UNESCO group votes to protect ancient Palestinian terraces from Israel’s wallSamia Ayyash and Phil Weiss - Mondoweiss "We have just learned of a major victory for Palestine: the village of Battir south of Jerusalem, renowned for 2000-year-old terraced plots and ancient olive trees, has been named a World Heritage Site in Danger by a UNESCO committee meeting today in Qatar. The status is a blow to Israeli plans to divide the occupied village with the separation wall. We are informed that the Palestinian delegation was “hugely emotional” following the vote." ca21/6/2014
West Bank Palestinians pirating Israeli satellite to watch World Cup Haaretz - "Palestinians have been lining up to get dish antennas, which are pointed at the Amos satellite that hosts the Israeli channels that are airing the games, complete with Hebrew commentary." ca20/6/2014
In wake of kidnapping: Cabinet to approve additional funding for settlementsBarak Ravid - Haaretz "Under the heading "Special Aid to Local Authorities in Judea and Samaria," the draft states that the Finance Ministry will allocate the 5 million shekels to the Interior Ministry in the first stage." ca20/6/2014
Palestinian leader defends cooperation with IsraelASSOCIATED PRESS - The Washington Post -The Palestinian president on Wednesday defended his policy of security cooperation with Israel in a politically risky speech to senior Arab officials, even as Israeli forces escalated their most extensive West Bank crackdown in years in response to the apparent abduction of three Israeli teenagers.-rh 19/6/2014
Night raids and summonses - UpdateMilitary Court Watch - Since the introduction of a pilot scheme to issue written summonses in lieu of night-time arrests, MCW has documented 22 cases in which 2 children were issued with summonses. In 7 out of the 22 cases the children were arrested at night. In neither case were the summonses in writing. This evidence should be viewed in the wider context in which one village close to Ramallah and adjacent to an Israeli settlement, experienced 16 night raids in May, or one raid every second night.-rh19/6/2014
UFree Network slams Israeli hysterical arrest campaigns in West BankUFree Network - UFree Network has slammed in a statement issued on Sunday the unprecedented upsurge Israeli raid and arrest campaigns carried out during the last two days throughout West Bank. Palestinian former ministers, Members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (MPLC), university lecturers and students together with civilian women and children have been targeted during the Israeli fierce arrest campaign.-rh 18/6/2014
Just Another Thursday? Yes, Just Another Thursday (12.6.2014)The Villages Group - With minimal facilities, on a voluntary basis, and not without arguing among themselves on contents (as every living breathing society with problems from within, even without the occupation from without), they manage to hold an exciting summer camp for children. How precious are moments of joy in poverty`s dwellings.-rh 18/6/2014
Israel collectively punishes Palestinians for kidnappingDaoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - The travel ban on Hebronites is only one of many acts of collective punishment. Workers from Hebron with valid permits to work in Israel were banned entry into Israel and a huge dragnet took place throughout the occupied territories, arresting mostly known Hamas figures. Israel killed a 19-year-old Palestinian at the Jalazone refugee camp outside Ramallah during the arrest sweep. Abdel Aziz Dweik, speaker of the suspended Palestinian Legislative Council, is among those detained by Israel. Also among those arrested are former ministers, parliamentarians and former prisoners pardoned as part of a prisoner swap that included the exchange of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.-rh 18/6/2014
Missing Settlers Become Weapons in a War on UnityRamzy Baroud - The Palestine Chronicle - Since PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced a transitional government as a first step towards reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, Netanyahu along with other Israeli officials have been working hard to thwart its mission. Netanyahu is insisting that the unity government must be dissolved and the unity pact with Hamas dismissed if he is ever to return to the negotiations table.-rh 18/6/2014
The Israeli crackdown on the West Bank as seen from the Qalandiya checkpointRaff Piccolo - Mondoweiss - Office workers, labourers, students and the elderly often pass through Qalandiya checkpoint near East Jerusalem on a daily basis. They are often placed far away from the violence of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Yet that distance has become notoriously smaller as they are often made the subject of punishment for a crime in which they had no involvement or knowledge.-rh18/6/2014
Gaza farmers grow watermelon on former Israeli settlementsRami Almeghari - The Electronic Intifada - "“If the situation improves and the Israeli siege is lifted, we would be then able to export watermelon."” id 18/6/2014
Israel To “Worsen” Living Conditions Of Hamas DetaineesIMEMC - "Haaretz, has reported that Israeli ministers held an urgent meeting, and decided to worsen the conditions of imprisoned Hamas members, held in various Israeli prisons." id18/6/2014
Ahrar: "197 Palestinians Kidnapped In The West Bank”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Al-Khuffash said the 197 kidnapped Palestinians, including women, children, seven legislators and two ministers, are all former political prisoners, and that the number is based documented arrests of detainees who were moved to different prisons and detention centers." - id 18/6/2014
Palestinians cynical as Israel mobilizes #BringBackOurBoys campaignAlex Shams - Ma`an News Agency - “As the search for the three teenagers drags on with no end in sight, an entire population is being held hostage to the whims of the military as the Israeli public demands blood. For Palestinians, besieged for the last seven years in Gaza and now Hebron as well, there is a fear that the lockdown could potentially mean a renewal of violence and increased restrictions” [ry]16/6/2014
Palestinian Killed By Army Fire Near RamallahSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rounds of live ammunition during the invasion, and during ensuing clashes" [ry]16/6/2014
Palestinian boy, 7, dies of injuries from Israeli air strikeReuters - Ynet - Ali Abdel-Latif al-Awoor was riding motorcycle with uncle, was wounded in a June 11 strike; uncle Mohammed al-Woor killed on the spot [ry]16/6/2014
Israeli Naval Boats Open Fire on Gaza Palestinian Fishermen WAFA--According to WAFA reporter, gunfire was heard in the northwest of Gaza; it transpired that Israeli naval boats opened fire on Palestinian fishermen and their boats offshore al-Sudaniya, located to the northwest of Gaza, causing extensive damage to the boats but no injuries were reported. dn15/6/2014
Israeli doctors who force-feed Palestinian prisoners risk trial abroadRonny Linder-Ganz - Haaretz "Doctors who force-feed hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, even if protected by Israeli law, could be successfully prosecuted abroad, the Israel Medical Association chairman told Haaretz on Wednesday." ca13/6/2014
Take Action: Free hunger striking Palestinian land defender Abdul-Razeq Faraj!VIDEO - "Abdul-Razeq Farraj is the administrative and financial director of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, the Palestinian land defense organization that supports Palestinian farmers and fishers to resist and remain steadfast on their land and sea, operating in the West Bank and Gaza. He is now on hunger strike, hospitalized, and imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention." ca13/6/2014
Autopsy concludes Nakba Day victim killed by Israeli bulletsMa`an News Agency - "The killing of Nadim Nuwara, who was 15 at the time of his death, has been a source of controversy, as Palestinian medical sources and eyewitnesses have said that Israeli soldiers shot him while Israeli security sources have disputed the claim, despite the existence of a video footage showing the incident from a number of angles." ca 13/6/2014
Peaceful Nonreconciliation NowDani Dayan - NYT "But despair is not an acceptable policy. There are practical issues that can and should be solved. First and foremost, Palestinians deserve drastic and immediate improvements in their everyday lives. Obviously, this is not their main aspiration, but, unlike others, it is feasible right now." ca13/6/2014
Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silencePeter Beaumont - The Guardian - "What we wanted to show by reading for 10 hours is that the things described in the testimonies we have collected are not exceptional, rather they are unexceptional," says Yehuda Shaul, one of the founders of the group and a former soldier himself.-rh 12/6/2014
Politicians, media mostly ignore Palestinian hunger strikeDaoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - A courageous Palestinian hunger strike is nearing its 50th day, yet it has barely made a dent on the local, regional or international scene. Palestinian administrative detainees — those being held without charge or trial — are with their stomachs fighting an unjust practice carried out by a country that claims to be a democracy, but no one is paying attention.-rh12/6/2014
UFree Network condemns the local and international negative position towards administrative detainees hunger strikeUFree - Palestinian official position did not live up to hunger strikers` demands despite the large Palestinian popular support. However, Israeli prison administration still refuses to negotiate with the strikers despite their significant health deterioration where they are continuously subjected to force-feeding for fear of international criticism.-rh12/6/2014
Children in the Palestinian Authority juvenile justice systemJessica Purkiss - Defence for Children International - The types of violations recounted by Ahmad are normally associated with arrest at the hands of the Israeli military, which enforces military law throughout the occupied West Bank. In this case, however, it was the PA that was responsible for his ill-treatment.-rh 12/6/2014
Israeli hospital doctors say they will force-feed shackled Palestinian hunger strikersMaureen Clare Murphy - Electronic Intifada - The hunger strike — the longest in Palestinian history, according to Addameer — was launched on 24 April by 120 Palestinians arbitrarily held by Israel without charge or trial, a widely condemned practice known as administrative detention. According to Reuters, the number of prisoners participating in the hunger strike has risen to approximately three hundred.-rh 12/6/2014
Bill allowing force-feeding of hunger striking prisoners passes first reading in Knesset BEN HARTMAN - J-Post - "MKs on the Left bashed the bill as inhumane and politically motivated." - id 11/6/2014
WATCH: Palestinian short film tackles emotional impact of conscriptionSamer Badawi - +972 - "The recruiter tries to entice him with an offer of land and an opportunity that “can open a million doors.” - id "11/6/2014
Half of Gaza Beaches Unfit for SwimmingChris Carlson - IMEMC - "The main cause of the contamination is the lack of quality sewage treatment." - id 11/6/2014
Israel building farm on Palestinian landAmira Hass--The farm is part of a intensive project to connect Israel proper to the West Bank settlement of Ariel. dn7/6/2014
PCHR Gives Testimony Before UN Regarding Rights of Arabs in oPtPCHR-Gaza - "In the end, the international community was called for taking measures to confront the continued Israeli challenge of the international will and international law. It was also emphasized that the Committee was denied access to the oPt to listen to the testimonies as Israel refused to allow it to enter the oPt. Moreover, the outgoing UN Special Rapporteur, Richard Folk, was as well denied access to the oPt. The international community was also demanded to intervene to end the occupation and lift the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip." ca6/6/2014
New testimonies from Palestinian children tortured by Israeli authoritiesBen Norton - Mondoweiss "Yesterday, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah), released a press release titled “Adalah to Attorney General: Shocking testimonies from Palestinian children who were tortured during arrest and interrogation.” The byline of the release serves as a chilling introduction to a recent investigation’s horrific findings:" ca6/6/2014
Palestinian prisoner’s hunger strike in Israel reaches its 41th dayPhysicians for Human Rights - Press release - Despite objections of Medical professionals and in violations of medical ethics, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, has instructed to expedite a legislation that will enable force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners currently undergoing hunger strike as protest against their administrative detention Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-IL) calls on the government to release all administrative detainees, and urges the Israeli medical community to denounce and fight the force-feeding bill.-rh 5/6/2014
MADE IN ISRAEL: AGRICULTURAL EXPORT FROM OCCUPIED TERRITORIES APR 2014Who Profits - The Israeli Occupation Industry - The report concerns the major Israeli agricultural export companies presently operating in occupied territories and demonstrates the severe implications of an Israeli-only agriculture in occupied Palestinian and Syrian lands.-rh 4/6/2014
Eight shebab [youths] kidnapped in Asira al-QibliyaInternational Solidarity Movement - At around 2 am on Sunday night, five Israeli military jeeps, three large military vehicles, and some 30 soldiers on foot arrived in the village of Asira al-Qibliya (south of Nablus). In total silence, they started entering Palestinian houses without knocking on their doors first. That night the Israeli army raided 10 houses, ransacking them with the excuse of ‘searching for guns’. They didn’t find any.-rh4/6/2014
Body Of Slain Palestinian Handed To His FamilySaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Eyewitnesses said the soldiers left Odeh bleeding onto the ground, and refused to allow Palestinian medics from giving him the urgently needed medical attention." - id 4/6/2014
A lawyer for every laborerAmira Hass--The industry of legal representation for Palestinians provides solutions for a few, while for many it creates hope that solutions can be found. Even when solutions are found, the achievement is a mirage. dn1/6/2014
Palestinian killed, Israeli soldier wounded south of NablusMa`an/Y-Net - An incident at the Zaatara/Tapuach Checkpoint, south of Nablus, ended with a Palestinian killed and an Israeli Border Policeman lightly wounded. According to Israeli sources, it was "the terrorist" who shot at the Israeli soldiers and was then killed by them. The family of 30-year old Alaa Muhammad Awad Audah denies that he had opened fire, saying he had come to the junction in order to get a shipment of mobile phones for his store. The truth will probably never come out. ak 3/6/2014
Eyes Wide Open | Photo Blog - The Id’eis community in the Jordan Valley: “In just a few hours, the place was in ruins, I swear, like a war zone”B’Tselem - "On the morning of 21 May 2014, five Civil Administration bulldozers accompanied by a considerable force of military and Border Police personnel arrived at the Palestinian community of Id’eis in the Jordan Valley. With half an hour’s notice, they demolished the homes of 10 out of 23 families and their livestock pens. The community has lived at this location since 1982" [ry]2/6/2014
Israel slams `terrorist` Palestine unity dealAlJazeera - Netanyahu urges world to shun Fatah-Hamas government, calling Hamas a "terrorist" group bent on Israel`s destruction [ry]2/6/2014
After indicting Hamas, Netanyahu declares war on all PalestiniansSamer Badawi - +972 - "Reports surfaced yesterday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering “expelling” Hamas leaders from the West Bank," - id 18/6/2014
Palestinian kidnapped by Israeli forces in AwartaISM - " of a series of raids and closures carried out by Israeli forces, following the disappearance of three Israeli settler youth close to al-Khalil (Hebron)." - id18/6/2014
Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian near SalfitMa`an - Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian man in the Salfit district in the northern West Bank. Palestinian security sources said that 25-year-old Hamada Suf was shot in the foot by Israeli forces near a main road next to the village of Haris. An Israeli police spokesman confirmed the incident, saying that Palestinians were throwing stones at buses near the settlement of Ariel. ak 17/6/2014
Three Hebron families expelled from homes made into military positions IMEMC - Hebron resident Saleh al-‘Oweiwy said the army kicked out three families, including his own and the family of his brother, and informed them that soldiers will be sleeping in their homes, which areturned intomilitaty positions and lookoput posts. The families were explled from their home under gunpoint, soldiers threatening to use force and even to shoot them if they do not leave. The army also occupied ‘Ayesh as-Sayyed School, west of Hebron city, and making of it a military base. ak 17/6/2014
Israel aims to break Hamas in hunt for missing youthsMa’an - Thousands of troops engaged in the search for the youths turned their attention during the night to Nablus and surrounding area, arresting 41 Palestinians. So far, some 200 Palestinians were arrested, most of them Hamas members. The Israeli security cabinet decided to expand moves against Hamas in order to smash its political and social infrastructure in the West Bank. The aim is to drive a wedge between Hamas and the PA, and break up the recently achieved reconciliation, as well as reduce Hamas’ electoral chances if elections are indeed held in six months’ time. ak 17/6/2014
Seven Palestinians Kidnapped In Hebron, Disabled Child InjuredSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Rateb Jabour, spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, stated that the soldiers also assaulted six members of the ash-Shawaheen and Reb’ey families, including a 13-year-old disabled child." - id 25/6/2014
The return of punitive home demolitionsMichael Omer-Man - +972 - "The decision to renew the policy of punitive home demolitions is in line with a number of other un-democratic and otherwise problematic measures the Israeli government is implementing, or considering, in response to the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers 12 days ago." - id 25/6/2014
Pressure on Firing Zone 918 residents continuesChristian Peacemaker Teams - ISM - "Expulsion of the villagers is a violation of international law, which forbids forced transfer of the indigenous population of an occupied territory unless the occupying power is safeguarding them from an immediate danger." - id 25/6/2014
Over 500 detained in Israeli operation to find teensMa`an - According to the Palestinian Prisoners` Society, Israeli forces involved in the ongoing crackdown have detained, as of Monday evening, 529 Palestinians - 179 from the Hebron district, 87 from the Nablus district, 75 from Bethlehem, 52 from Jenin, 49 from Ramallah, 36 from East Jerusalem, 23 from Tulkarem, 13 from Qalqiliya, seven from Tubas, seven from Salfit, and one from Jericho. ak 24/6/2014
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