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Subcontracting Repression in the West Bank and Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Sabrien Amrov & Alaa Tartir, The New York Times

Subcontracting Repression in the West Bank and Gaza

Jerusalem is aflame with what the Israeli writer Uri Avnery has called an “intifada of individuals,” as outbreaks of deadly violence have followed what began with Palestinian protests over fears of encroachment by Jewish extremists on the site in the Old City known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.

about 2 days ago
Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘contrary to international law,’ UN experts warn News Roundup
United Nations News Centre

Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘contrary to international law,’ UN experts warn

The Israeli Government’s use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that the practice – which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory – is a violation of human rights law.

about 3 days ago
Israeli bus hits Palestinians in Jenin, 1 dead News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli bus hits Palestinians in Jenin, 1 dead

An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinian at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, killing one person and injuring another, Palestinian security sources said Tuesday. Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that Noor Hassan Naim Salim, 22, and Alaa Kayid Salim, 20, from Nablus were injured after being ran over by an Israeli bus.

about 3 days ago
Israeli Officials Mock US criticism of “Jewish State” Bill, while PA warns of growing racist laws News Roundup
Palestine News Network

Israeli Officials Mock US criticism of “Jewish State” Bill, while PA warns of growing racist laws

Israeli officials today mocked the U.S. concerns about the "Jewish State" Bill that was issued by the Israeli government on Sunday, which Israeli cabinet is set to vote and approve on Wednesday 26 November 2014. The controversial Jewish Nation bill proposed by PM Netanyahu was opposed by 7 ministers and approved by 15. Nataneyahu is also set to issue a new law that eliminates the Arab members of Knesset (Israeli parliament), who support Palestinian resistance, and nationality withdrawal from Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied lands, if they get involved in resistance actions.

about 3 days ago
Settlers Assault, Beat Jerusalemite Palestinian News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Settlers Assault, Beat Jerusalemite Palestinian

Israeli settlers on Tuesday assaulted and beat up a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, causing him injuries in the neck and the back, according to local sources. Islam Mazen Ebeid, 25, was in West Jerusalem when six Israeli settlers approached him and severely beat him up, causing him bruises in his neck and back, his father said. Ebeid was transferred to hospital for medical treatment.

about 3 days ago
NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency/AFP

NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy

Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis. The alleged practice of killing suspects without trying to arrest them has caused concern after a series of deadly Palestinian attacks also resulted in the perpetrators' deaths -- and not always at the scene.

about 3 days ago
Israeli driver ‘hits Palestinian teen’ in Jerusalem, flees scene News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli driver ‘hits Palestinian teen’ in Jerusalem, flees scene

A Palestinian teenager sustained injuries late Monday when an Israeli ran into him with his car and fled the scene, the teen's father said. Khamis Ahmad al-Kiswani told Ma'an that his son Khalil was standing in the Romena neighborhood in West Jerusalem when an Israeli vehicle approached him and "deliberately" ran over his foot. The driver then fled the scene, al-Kiswani said.

about 3 days ago
Israeli forces ‘detain 10-year-old Palestinian boy’ in Silwan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces ‘detain 10-year-old Palestinian boy’ in Silwan

Israeli forces detained a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in the Silwan neighborhood on Monday evening, a local information center said. Majdi Abbasi of the Wadi Hilweh information center told Ma'an that Israeli forces in the Ein al-Luza area of the neighborhood detained 10-year-old Rashid Abu Sarah, took off his shirt, blindfolded him, and took him away in a military jeep.

about 3 days ago
Israeli forces raid Palestinian football association HQ News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces raid Palestinian football association HQ

Israeli forces on Monday morning raided the headquarters of the Palestinian Football association in al-Ram near Jerusalem. A statement from the PFA said three Israeli military jeeps raided the headquarters at 9:20 a.m. on Monday and apprehended the IDs of several of its employees, prevented them from entering it, and interrogated them.

about 3 days ago