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A Routine Founded on Violence

Israel’s control over roughly five million Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip manifests itself in different ways in their lives. They daily face organized, ongoing state violence, some of it overt, more often hidden. Since Palestinians have no political representation in the Israeli institutions that govern their lives, the potential for arbitrary use of force – physical or administrative – against them is virtually unrestricted. The result is harassment and abuse sometimes for no apparent reason, sometimes based on barely plausible security grounds.

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Life under occupation in Hebron: Israeli Border Police detain two boys on their way to school

On 13 September 2018, at around 7:30 A.M., Border Police officers detained two Palestinian boys who live in the Old City of Hebron: Q.R. (13) and ‘A.H. (8). The boys were on their way to school on a-Sahla Street. According to the officers, they had…
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Getting Off Scot-Free

Over the past twenty years, Israel has taken measures to guarantee a nearly blanket exemption from its obligation under international law to pay compensation to Palestinians harmed by its security forces. In a new report released today (Wed., 8…

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