Israel Uses Live Fire Against Palestinian Protesters

Israel Uses Live Fire Against Palestinian Protesters:

‘On Thursday, armed only with stones and their indomitable spirit against longstanding injustice, ignited by Trump’s pronouncement for Israel, its soldiers and police used water cannons, toxic tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades, and live fire against them across the West Bank.

In response to a rocket from Gaza landing harmlessly in an open field, an Israel tank shelled the Strip. IDF warplanes terror-bombed Hamas targets, its government having nothing to do with the incident.

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Israeli authorities approve permits for 31 settler units in West Bank city of al-Khalil

Israeli authorities approve permits for 31 settler units in West Bank city of al-Khalil:

Israeli authorities have approved permits for 31 settler units in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) as the Tel Aviv regime continues to defy the international community by building more settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. 

Anat Ben Nun of Peace Now, an Israeli NGO which closely monitors settlement construction, said on Monday that an Israeli committee had approved construction permits for 31 units in the flashpoint city.

Peace Now added that a planning council meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to have over 2,000 units on the agenda. 

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Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years

Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years:

Israel has greenlighted plans for over 8,000 new homes in the West Bank, with over a third for “immediate” construction, the defense minister revealed on Sunday, making it the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the area in 25 years.

According to Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, 3,651 settlements were approved last week, Haaretz reports. The minister noted that “What we’ve approved on June 6 and 7 is the maximum that can be approved.”

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Stephen Lendman: Palestine Burns While Trump Lauds Zionist Extremism

Palestine Burns While Trump Lauds Zionist Extremism:

Palestine is a virtual open-air prison, besieged Gaza worst of all, Trump oblivious and uncaring about deplorable conditions. More on this below.

Together with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, he “reaffirmed the unbreakable bond of friendship between Israel and the United States…built on our shared love of freedom, our shared belief in human dignity, and our shared hope for…Israel to have peace.”

Fact: America and Israel deplore peace and stability, partnering in endless wars, seeking unchallenged dominance, wanting the Middle East map redrawn to their advantage, eliminating Syrian and Iranian sovereign independence, keeping Palestinians subjugated under occupation harshness.

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Israel’s ‘Justice’ Minister Pushes For Israeli Civil Law To Be Extended To West Bank

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Israeli MP Ayelet Shaked: Mothers Of All Palestinians Must Be Killed


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Israel’s justice minister pushes for Israeli law to be applied in West Bank:

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has announced she will push for a controversial plan to extend Israeli civil law to West Bank settlements – a move that critics say would be tantamount to the annexation of territories beyond the Green Line.

“Conditions need to be equal. There are basic laws that do not apply in Judea and Samaria [West Bank]. It is my goal to equalize conditions within one year, either by a GOC [General Officer Commanding] decree or through legislation,” Shaked said at a conference in Jerusalem on Sunday, as quoted by Ynet News.

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UN calls for more EU pressure on Israel over West Bank demolitions

UN calls for more EU pressure on Israel over West Bank demolitions:

The United Nations has called on the European Union to ratchet up the pressure on Israel over the regime’s continued land confiscations and demolitions of structures in the occupied West Bank.

“We have entered a new and fairly disturbing phase in terms of the confrontation between international humanitarian law and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank,” UN envoy for Palestinian territories Robert Piper said on Friday.

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Palestinian Girl, 13, Shot Dead by Israeli Guard

Palestinian Girl, 13, Shot Dead by Israeli Guard:

JERUSALEM — A 13-year-old Palestinian girl was fatally shot by an Israeli security guard at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Saturday after she ran at him with a knife, according to the Israeli police.

The girl was identified by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa as Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid, a resident of the Palestinian village of Anata. The village is about a mile from the settlement of Anatot, where the attempted stabbing and killing occurred.

Ms. Abu Eid quarreled with her family on Saturday morning and then left her home with a knife “intending to die,” the police said in a statement. She arrived at the settlement at about 8 a.m., the police said, and ran toward the civilian guard at the entrance, who opened fire.

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Palestinian eyewitness: Shot teen did not try to stab Israeli soldier

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Palestinian eyewitness: Shot teen did not try to stab Israeli soldier:

JTA (Jewish Telgraphic Agency):

A Palestinian eyewitness to the shooting of an 18-year-old female at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank said the teen was not attempting to stab soldiers.

Fawaz Abu Aisha told the Palestinian Maan news agency that Hadeel al-Hashlamon did not understand Hebrew and did not understand what the Israeli soldiers were telling her on Tuesday as she attempted to leave the main area at a Hebron checkpoint that separates the city’s Palestinian and Jewish sections.

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Israeli Soldiers Watch and Settlers Laugh as Shot Palestinian Girl Bleeds to Death

Israeli Soldiers Watch and Settlers Laugh as Shot Palestinian Girl Bleeds to Death:

United Kingdom — An 18-year-old Palestinian girl has died from wounds sustained after she was shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday morning.

The teenager is the second Palestinian to be killed in 24 hours in the occupied West Bank after 21-year-old Dia al-Talameh was killed in the village of Khursa. An Israeli army spokesperson told Al-Jazeera the 21-year-old intended to throw a molotov cocktail at a military vehicle and it detonated on himself. Palestinian security officials claim he was shot by Israeli troops.

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Israeli Soldiers Shot Hundreds of Palestinian Children with Live Ammunition: The Devastating Impact of Life After an Injury

Israeli Soldiers Shot Hundreds of Palestinian Children with Live Ammunition: The Devastating Impact of Life After an Injury (Global Research, July 27, 2015):

“Before I was shot I did not bother anyone or get angry with anybody,” says Basel Kamal Safi from Deir Ammar refugee camp, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

He was just 17 when an Israeli soldier shot him with live ammunition.

“Now I get angry because of the pain, especially when someone accidentally touches my injury,” he says in the short video below.

It is one of two videos published recently by Defense for Children International–Palestine (DCI-Palestine), highlighting the experiences of children shot by Israeli occupation forces with live ammunition.

The second video, below, features Fadel Abu Odwan, a 14-year-old in Gaza whose injury will leave him unable to have children.

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‘Get out of here!’: Israeli soldiers attack photojournalists near West Bank town (VIDEO)

‘Get out of here!’: Israeli soldiers attack photojournalists near West Bank town (VIDEO)  (RT, April 28, 2015):

A video has emerged showing Israeli forces assaulting photojournalists near the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh. Despite being clearly marked as members of the press, the soldiers push the photographers to the ground and proceed to hit them.

One of the troops also throws a stone at a journalist.

The assault begins with soldiers shouting “Get out of here!”

One of the soldiers is then seen pushing one of the photographers to the ground with his helmet. Another soldier knocks the other photographer to the ground and then picks up a stone and hurls it at him.

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500 Rabbis Urge Israel To Stop Demolition Of Palestinian Homes

A Palestinian girl walks past her familys house after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in Om Ajaj village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho
A Palestinian girl walks past her family’s house after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in Om Ajaj village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho (Reuters / Abed Omar Qusini)

500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes (RT, Feb 8, 2015):

Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes. Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) say Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance is against “international law and Jewish tradition.”

RHR’s open letter came after the Israeli PM announced the destruction of over 400 Palestinian homes in the Israel-controlled part of the West Bank, the territory known as Area C.

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Israeli Settlers ‘Set Fire’ To West Bank Mosque

Israeli settlers ‘set fire’ to West Bank mosque (RT, Nov 12, 2014):

Israeli settlers have overnight set on fire a mosque near the West Bank town of Ramallah, according to Palestinian security officials.

“The settlers set fire to the whole of the first floor of the mosque” in the village of Al-Mughayir, near the Shilo Jewish settlement, the officials said, as cited by AFP.

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​Israel Apartheid? Palestinians To Be Banned From West Bank Settlers’ Buses

​Israel Apartheid? Palestinians to be banned from West Bank settlers’ buses (RT, Oct 26, 2014):

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has decided Palestinians working in Israel should only be able to return home to West Bank via a single crossing and should not be allowed to ride the same buses as settlers.

Ya’alon issed a directive banning the workers from the buses during a meeting with settler leaders, who have long been seeking to ban Palestinians from Israel-run transportation in the West Bank, Haaretz reported on Sunday. The measure is scheduled to go into effect next month.

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Crap Cannon: Israel Sprays Putrid Liquid To Control West Bank Crowd (Video)


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Israel has given the green light for the construction of a further 300 homes in a West Bank settlement.The number of eviction incidents has risen sharply since a new Israeli government, with even stronger opposition to a 2-state solution, took office in March. And the Israeli defense force are ready to use almost anything to back their governments orders, including special anti-riot measure called ‘Skunk’.

Why Israeli Officials Are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma

Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma (Ramzy Baroud):

By Ramzy Baroud

Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Ze’ev Elkin, is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and his predominantly rightwing cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being conceited and oblivious to such notions as international or human rights, and reaffirmed his rejection of a Palestinian state.Instead, Elkin wants Israel to annex a chunk of the West Bank. There is nothing new here, as such language is now official Israeli discourse. But one statement stood out, one that many Palestinians would find bewildering and exasperating.

These days, said Elkin with a chuckle, the West Bank is “the most stable part of the Middle East”.

The bewilderment would stem from the fact that the West Bank is an occupied Palestinian territory. Its population is held at gunpoint; they have no freedom, and enjoy no rights. Their land is seized by force to make room for more settlements and illegal Jewish settlers, now numbering well passed the half million mark.

Needless to say, the West Bank should not be stable.

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Amnesty International: ‘Trigger-Happy’ Israeli Army And Police Use Reckless Force In The West Bank, Killing Dozens Of Palestinian Civilians, Incl. Children

‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank (Amnesty International, Feb 27, 2014):

Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

The report, Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank, describes mounting bloodshed and human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) as a result of the Israeli forces’ use of unnecessary, arbitrary and brutal force against Palestinians since January 2011.

In all cases examined by Amnesty International, Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers did not appear to be posing a direct and immediate threat to life. In some, there is evidence that they were victims of wilful killings, which would amount to war crimes.

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Crap Cannon: Israel Sprays Putrid Liquid To Control West Bank Crowd (RT Video)


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Israel has given the green light for the construction of a further 300 homes in a West Bank settlement.The number of eviction incidents has risen sharply since a new Israeli government, with even stronger opposition to a 2-state solution, took office in March. And the Israeli defense force are ready to use almost anything to back their governments orders, including special anti-riot measure called ‘Skunk’.

Israeli Drone Crashes in West Bank (Veterans Today)

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Israeli Drone Crashes in West Bank (Veterans Today, Oct 18, 2012):

An Israeli drone has crash landed near the Palestinian city of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.The unmanned aircraft had to make an emergency landing on Wednesday following a technical malfunction, but it eventually crash landed.

The Israeli military has ordered an investigation into the accident.

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Israeli Settlers Vandalise Army Base, Clash With Troops In West Bank

Jewish settlers vandalise Israeli army base in protest over planned evacuations of unauthorised settlement outposts


Jewish protesters gain access to Qasar al-Yahud baptism site.

Israeli settlers clash with troops in West Bank (Guardian, Dec. 13, 2011):

Israeli settlers have clashed with troops at an army base in the West Bank and along the border with Jordan in a sign of growing animosity between extremist settlers and the soldiers guarding them.

Some 50 activists broke into an army base in the West Bank on Tuesday morning and lit fires, damaged vehicles with paint and nails, and threw stones at the district commander, the Israeli military said. The officer was not hurt.

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