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'Escalation' is when Palestinians lose self-restraint

Haaretz, 02.03.2015

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4. Here’s a case of non-escalation: Armed Israelis raided the Deheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank last Tuesday night. They killed a young Palestinian (because those insolent Palestinians resisted the intrusion into their homes). In a raid the previous evening on the Aida refugee camp, an armed Israeli force wounded five young Palestinians with live ammunition. They too had the nerve to resist the raid and a kidnapping attempt.

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Torture of Palestinian detainees by Shin Bet investigators rises sharply

Haaretz, 07.03.15

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Hatib’s questioning very quickly turned into torture, what the Ofer Military Court judges call “required by necessity,” “exceptional questioning,” or “special means.” Under torture, Hatib admitted to serving as a lookout for Kawasme and his accomplice, Amar Abu-Aisha, on the night of the abduction. This was a lie; the investigation showed that there was no lookout. The Shin Bet and the military prosecution did not believe Hatib, as can be seen by the indictment he was served, in which there is no mention of involvement in the abduction. He stands accused of firing a rifle in the air in 2006 and later taking part in a large number of Hamas rallies and protests.

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Israel's Hebron handiwork: Its most heinous endeavor since 1948

Haaretz, 25.02.2015

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The visit is necessary in order to understand this all-Israeli creation: Active and conscious assistance of Labor governments, and conscious support, indifference and the emotional and intellectual laziness of elites and ordinary people, have implemented the most extremist settlement-oriented-messianic-right-wing master plan since 1948.

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The world has broken its promises about rebuilding Gaza – and the children will suffer

The Guardian, 21 February 2015

Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph: Belal Hasna
Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph: Belal Hasna

Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.

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Settler body had no issue with anti-Semitic motifs in anti-left video

Haaretz, Feb. 18, 2015

The Jew, in an image from an animated video released by the Samaria Residents Council
The Jew, in an image from an animated video released by the Samaria Residents Council

 

The Samaria Residents Council receives roughly 1.2 million shekels ($300,00) per year from the Samaria Regional Council, which constitutes 90 percent of its budget. After the cartoon was published, the Samaria Regional Council stated that it did not agree with the content of the clip. Before it was released, however, the cartoon was presented to the heads of the regional council, who had no issues with the anti-Semitic motifs.

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