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Israeli Commander Kills Palestinian Teenager Near Ramallah News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Commander Kills Palestinian Teenager Near Ramallah

2015 - A senior Israeli commander shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank Friday after he threw stones at his patrol, medics and Israeli officials said. Muhammad Hani al-Kasbah,17, was killed by two bullets after allegedly throwing stones at an Israeli military vehicle close to the Qalandiya checkpoint, south of Ramallah, medics told Ma'an.

Watch: Police Violently Arrest Palestinian Pretzel Vendor for Not Having License News Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Watch: Police Violently Arrest Palestinian Pretzel Vendor for Not Having License

2015 - Zaki Sabah, a pretzel-seller in Jerusalem's Old City who was sentenced in the past to ten years in prison for unpaid fines he collected for operating without a license, was violently arrested on Thursday after a confrontation with police and city inspectors.

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus

2015 - A group of Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar settlement in southern Nablus threw rocks at Palestinian vehicles at the Yitzhar road junction in the occupied West Bank Friday. Several vehicles were smashed including a vehicle belonging to the director of appeals prosecution in the West Bank, Thaer Khalil.

Senior Israeli Officer Shoots Dead Palestinian Stone-thrower in West Bank News Roundup
Gili Cohen & Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Senior Israeli Officer Shoots Dead Palestinian Stone-thrower in West Bank

2015 - A senior Israel Defense Forces officer shot dead a Palestinian stone-thrower near the West Bank village of Al-Ram Friday morning. According to the IDF, several Palestinians were throwing stones at an IDF vehicle from the Binyamin infantry brigade heading toward the Qalandiyah checkpoint, damaging the windshield. The brigade commander exited the jeep and opened fire at the Palestinians throwing stones.

U.N. Calls on Israel, Palestinians to Prosecute Gaza War Crimes News Roundup
Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

U.N. Calls on Israel, Palestinians to Prosecute Gaza War Crimes

2015 - The United Nations called on Israel and the Palestinians on Friday to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation. The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, presented by Muslim states, by a vote of 41 to one, with five abstentions. Israel's closest ally, the United States, was the only country to vote against.

In Photos: Israel Imposes Ramadan Restrictions at Bethlehem Checkpoint News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

In Photos: Israel Imposes Ramadan Restrictions at Bethlehem Checkpoint

2015 - Israeli forces deployed heavily at the 300 Checkpoint in Bethlehem on Friday as restrictions announced during the week were imposed on Palestinian worshipers. A Ma'an reporter said Israeli forces prevented men under 50 and women under 30 from entering Jerusalem, while children under 12 and girls under 16 were allowed to enter.

Palestinian Youths Face Arrests Without Warning News Roundup
Jen Marlowe, Al Jazeera America

Palestinian Youths Face Arrests Without Warning

2015 - Yazan Al-Jundi, a slender 16-year-old Palestinian from the Old City of Jerusalem, loves taking selfies, chatting on Facebook and playing soccer. Though in many ways a typical teenager, Al-Jundi is also especially vigilant for his age: Last year, he was arrested three times by Israeli security forces.

One Year Since Gaza: Why There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Precision Strike’ News Roundup
Natasha Roth, +972 Magazine

One Year Since Gaza: Why There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Precision Strike’

2015 - When you read about an airstrike on Gaza by the Israeli Air Force, you invariably hear it being described as a “precision strike.” You might also occasionally read about “pinpoint” strikes, or hear references to the IAF’s ability to hit “pixel-sized” targets.

Why I Painted a Rainbow Flag on Israel’s Apartheid Wall Op-Eds & Analysis
Khaled Jarrar, The Electronic Intifada

Why I Painted a Rainbow Flag on Israel’s Apartheid Wall

2015 - Earlier this week, I painted a section of the Israeli apartheid wall near Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank with the colors of the rainbow flag. Later that night, some people from the community painted it over.