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Top Trump Aide: He’d Back Israeli Annexations in West Bank News Roundup
Times of Israel

Top Trump Aide: He’d Back Israeli Annexations in West Bank

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would support an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank and would likely back a complete annexation if Israel deems it necessary, a top aide to the candidate told Haaretz in an interview published Thursday.

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Palestinian Woman Shot Dead After Her Car Hits Vehicle, 2 Israelis Lightly Injured News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Woman Shot Dead After Her Car Hits Vehicle, 2 Israelis Lightly Injured

A Palestinian woman was shot and killed Friday afternoon after her car crashed into a stationary vehicle, lightly injuring two Israelis in the Hebron district of the southern occupied West Bank. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that after a Palestinian woman allegedly carried out a car-ramming attack near the entrance of the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba in the eastern outskirts of Hebron, Israeli forces responded by firing towards the "assailant," killing her.

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Father of Palestinian Boy Killed by IDF Troops Urges Israel to ‘Recovers Its Sanity’ News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Father of Palestinian Boy Killed by IDF Troops Urges Israel to ‘Recovers Its Sanity’

“I lost something great. I lost the first experience of joy I had after leaving the prison of occupation,” said Rafat Badran, at the funeral Thursday of his 15-year-old son. Mahmoud Rafat Badran was killed by Israeli soldiers early Tuesday morning on Route 443, returning from a night out at a water park in the West Bank village of Beit Sira.

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Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World News Roundup
Elizabeth Kucinich, The Hill

Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World

This month, U.S. congressmen, including Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), were refused entry into the Gaza Strip at the Erez crossing while on a fact-finding mission in Israel-Palestine. Israeli authorities, without elaboration, claimed that their application had not met the criteria necessary to enter.

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Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is a Clear Violation of the First Amendment Op-Eds & Analysis
Dima Khalidi, The Nation

Andrew Cuomo’s BDS Blacklist Is a Clear Violation of the First Amendment

overnors have significant authority in issuing executive orders, and in many situations, they do so to circumvent legislative roadblocks. But executive orders cannot wish away the Constitution. This, however, is precisely what New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tried to do when he signed Executive Order 157 on June 5.

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Students In California Might Face Criminal Investigation for Protesting Film on Israeli Army News Roundup
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept

Students In California Might Face Criminal Investigation for Protesting Film on Israeli Army

Last month, a group of students at University of California at Irvine gathered to protest a screening of the film “Beneath the Helmet,” a documentary about the lives of recruits in the Israeli Defense Forces. Upset about the screening of a film they viewed as propaganda for a foreign military, the students were also protesting the presence of several IDF representatives who here holding a panel discussion at the screening.

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20 Congress Members Send Obama Letter Requesting Protection of Palestinian Children… News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

20 Congress Members Send Obama Letter Requesting Protection of Palestinian Children…

Twenty Congress members have called on President Obama to take action to protect the rights of Palestinian children. The lawmakers sent the president a letter on June 20, urging him to appoint a “special envoy for Palestinian youth” in order to monitor the Israeli government’s violation of Palestinian children’s human rights.

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Israeli Officer Who Killed Palestinian Teen Faces Likely Punishment News Roundup
Amos Harel, Haaretz

Israeli Officer Who Killed Palestinian Teen Faces Likely Punishment

The Israeli army’s Central Command was continuing its investigation on Wednesday of the killing of 15-year-old Mahmoud Rafat Badran, who was shot by soldiers on the Jerusalem-Modiin road (Route 443) early Tuesday morning. The investigation showed that the Palestinian teenager was shot when the soldiers opened fire from a range of a few dozen meters at a Palestinian car that the troops’ commander mistakenly thought was carrying those who had earlier thrown large stones and firebombs at Israeli cars traveling on the road.

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Number of Palestinian Refugees in Occupied Territories Has Increased by 1 Million in the Past Decade News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Number of Palestinian Refugees in Occupied Territories Has Increased by 1 Million in the Past Decade

In the last decade the number of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza has increased by one million, according to a survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in advance of World Refugee Day. Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations now number 5.6 million people, an increase from 5.3 million the year before.

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