Tagged: Weapons

Gaza Officials: 70 Hurt as Israel Ordnance Explodes
Ma'an News Agency

Gaza Officials: 70 Hurt as Israel Ordnance Explodes

Dozens of Palestinians were injured in a large explosion in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, witnesses and medics said. Medical sources said at least 70 Palestinians were injured. Fifteen of those were taken to al-Shifa hospital for treatment as a result of the explosion.

on May 14, 2015
How the Israeli army obfuscates its use of live fire against Palestinians
+972 Magazine

How the Israeli army obfuscates its use of live fire against Palestinians

Let’s be clear: the Israeli military uses many kinds of weapons to kill and maim Palestinians in the West Bank. Many of them are “less-lethal” weapons intended to disperse crowds at demonstrations. Sometimes the people shot are among those throwing stones or Molotov cocktails. Sometimes they’re not. Every once in a while they’re journalists or human rights observers.

on April 13, 2015
Sixty percent of global drone exports come from Israel — new data
Rania Khalek, The Electronic Intifada

Sixty percent of global drone exports come from Israel — new data

Israel has supplied 60.7 percent of the world’s drones since 1985, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. As a result, Israel is the single greatest source of drone proliferation in the world. In second place is the United States, which accounts for 23.9 percent of global drone exports, followed by Canada at 6.4 percent, France at 1.6 percent, Austria at 1.4 percent, Italy at 1.1 percent, Germany at 1 percent and China at 0.9 percent.

on March 24, 2015
Israeli-owned drone manufacturer shut down by pro-Palestine protesters
The Independent

Israeli-owned drone manufacturer shut down by pro-Palestine protesters

A British defence firm owned by Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems was shut down today after four pro-Palestinian protesters occupied the roof of a factory in Kent, and another chained themselves to the fence outside. The occupation began at 5am this morning, when a group of protesters managed to scale the fence and get onto the roof of the building in Broadstairs.

on February 17, 2015
Gaza teen seriously injured as Israeli ordnance explodes
Ma'an News Agency

Gaza teen seriously injured as Israeli ordnance explodes

A Palestinian teenager in Gaza was injured on Friday after an Israeli ordnance exploded near Rafah, a health ministry official said. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of the Ministry of Health, told Ma'an that the unidentified 14-year-old had surgery to amputate the fingers on his right hand following the explosion.

on December 5, 2014
UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms
Alexandra Olson, The Associated Press

UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

on December 2, 2014
Palestinian killed by Israeli missile leftover explosion while herding his sheep
Palestine News Network

Palestinian killed by Israeli missile leftover explosion while herding his sheep

Ahmed Abu Al-Sheikh (44) on Sunday died of his wounds after the explosion of an Israeli military leftover missile in the Jordan Valleys, in Bardala village near Tubas, Jordan Valleys. Police Public Relations and Media department in a statement said that Ahmed was herding his sheep when a suspicious object exploded, which turned out to be a leftover missile by Israeli military.

on November 24, 2014
Israel Eases Gun Control for Civilians, Imposes Blockades and Curfews in Arab Neighborhoods
International Middle East Media Center

Israel Eases Gun Control for Civilians, Imposes Blockades and Curfews in Arab Neighborhoods

Israeli public security minister, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, has approved to ease the rules for private bearing of arms for Israeli citizens, under a pretext of defense against 'terror attacks', according to Haaretz. Meanwhile, curfews and blockades have been imposed in a number of Arab neighborhoods in the Jerusalem area.

on November 20, 2014
Palestinian injured as Israeli ordnance explodes in Gaza
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian injured as Israeli ordnance explodes in Gaza

A Palestinian man in Gaza was injured on Wednesday after Israeli ordnance exploded in Khan Younis, medics said. The man, identified only as M.A and said to be in his 20s, was taken to a hospital in the Khuzaa neighborhood with moderate injuries. Witnesses said he was removing rubble from a building destroyed during Israel's summer military offensive when the explosion occurred.

on November 12, 2014
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