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Kafr Qadum: Soldiers plaster notices with photos of four minors, incl. witness below, to deter demonstrating and throwing stones

Raed Shteiwi, 14 I’m 14 and half years old. I’m in the ninth grade in the Kafr Qadum high-school. I’m the eldest son in my family and I have three siblings. We live at the western end of the village,
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Military Police to investigate killing of Bil'in demonstrator from firing of tear-gas canister 15 months ago

Three videos prove the canister was fired directly at Bassem Abu-Rahmeh, but the army ordered the investigation only after threat of High Court petition The Judge Advocate General (JAG), Maj.-Gen. Avi
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New position paper of B'Tselem on right to demonstrate in the Occupied Territories

In recent years, Palestinian, Israeli, and foreign activists have regularly demonstrated against the Separation Barrier in the West Bank. In the past several months, the army has changed its attitude
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Border police officer who shot a Palestinian boy charged with negligent manslaughter

Update : On 30 October 2012, the court acquitted Border Police officer Omri Abu of negligent homicide, while convicting him of negligent use of arms. In addition, the judge asserted that the policeman
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The human rights community in Israel condemns the extreme silencing of protest in Israel

In recent weeks, the police has made dozens of false arrests of demonstrators in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Among those arrested were Executive Directors of two leading Israeli
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Judge Advocate General to B'Tselem: 0.22-caliber bullets are not crowd-control measures

The army does not classify 0.22 inch caliber bullets as a means to disperse demonstrators or quell disturbances, the Israeli Military's Judge Advocate General, Brig. Gen. Avichai Mandelblit, informed
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Petition demands to change the indictment filed against the officer and soldier filmed in Ni'lin: Severe abuse of handcuffed detainee is not "unbecoming conduct"

Petition demands to change the indictment filed against the officer and soldier filmed in Ni'lin: Severe abuse of handcuffed detainee is not "unbecoming conduct" This morning, Ashraf Abu Rahma, who wa
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B'Tselem: Prosecute soldier who fired 'rubber' bullet at Palestinian detainee, Investigate the involvement of an officer in the event and suspected cover-up

Today, B'Tselem is publishing a video clip documenting a soldier firing a rubber coated steel bullet, from extremely close range, at a cuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee. The shooting took pl
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B'Tselem: Investigate Excessive Force in 'Amona Demolitions

B'Tselem wrote to Israel 's Attorney General, Menachem Mazuz, asking him to order an investigation into the excessive force used by the Israel Police during the dismantling of the permanent houses in
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“I heard him load his gun and felt it touch my head. I was sure he was going to kill me”: Killing and abuse at a-Nabi Saleh demonstration

An Israeli sniper shot and killed Sabaa ‘Obeid, a 22-year-old Palestinian who posed no threat, at the weekly demonstration at a-Nabi Saleh. Later, soldiers detained 19-year-old Baraa Kan’an and abused