Tagged: Casualties

Anti-gay Rabbi Who Heads pre-IDF Academy Blasts Attempts to Prevent Civilian Deaths News Roundup
Gili Cohen and Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Anti-gay Rabbi Who Heads pre-IDF Academy Blasts Attempts to Prevent Civilian Deaths

Rabbi Yig'al Levinstein, the head of an IDF pre-conscription academy who called homosexual people "perverts", slammed the army's efforts to avoid harming civilian noncombatants. In videotaped remarks that surfaced on Sunday, Levinstein, one of religious Zionism's leading clergymen and head of the academy in the West Bank settlement of Eli...

on July 18, 2016
Gaza’s Schools Remain in Ruins Two Years After War Op-Eds & Analysis
Isra Namey, Al Jazeera

Gaza’s Schools Remain in Ruins Two Years After War

Gaza Strip - Farah Qanoua's first day at school after the 2014 Israeli war on Gaza was a day she will not forget. On July 23, 2014, 11-year-old Farah saw on the news that Shujayea's primary school, where she attended classes, had been hit by Israeli missiles. Still, what she observed on that first day back was beyond her expectations…

on July 6, 2016
Palestinian Confirmed Killed as Istanbul Attack Death Toll Climbs News Roundup
Dov Lieber, The Times of Israel

Palestinian Confirmed Killed as Istanbul Attack Death Toll Climbs

One Palestinian was killed and at least seven other Palestinians were injured during a bloody attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, officials confirmed Wednesay, as the death toll rose to 41, with more than 230 wounded at the airport’s busy international terminal Tuesday night.

on June 29, 2016
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.

on June 24, 2016
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.

on June 24, 2016
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.

on June 22, 2016
Israel Army ‘Mistakenly’ Kills Palestinian Teen News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Israel Army ‘Mistakenly’ Kills Palestinian Teen

Israeli troops have mistakenly killed a Palestinian boy while responding with gunfire to stones being thrown at Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said. An earlier statement from the military had identified the boy as an assailant. The mayor of his village identified the victim as 15-year-old Mahmoud Badran.

on June 21, 2016
Labour Friend of Palestine Jo Cox Slain News Roundup
Asa Winstanley, The Electronic Intifada

Labour Friend of Palestine Jo Cox Slain

Jo Cox, a Labour Party member of the UK Parliament, was slain on Thursday in what police said was likely the work of a lone gunman. She was fatally injured as she left a meeting with her local constituents. Some eyewitnesses are reported as saying the killer lay in wait for her. Shortly after the attack, a suspect was arrested and weapons were recovered, police said at a press conference.

on June 16, 2016
Palestinian Killed by Israeli Soldier Posed No Danger, Commander Testifies News Roundup
James Glanz, The New York Times

Palestinian Killed by Israeli Soldier Posed No Danger, Commander Testifies

The commander of an Israeli soldier who fatally shot an already-wounded Palestinian attacker in Hebron testified in court on Thursday that the Palestinian had posed no danger to anyone in the moments before he was killed, and that “there was no justification for firing.”

on June 16, 2016
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