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Sexual harassment cases within Israel Police rise in 2018

Complaints against sexual harassment inside the Israeli police force increased 20 per cent in 2018, Israeli public broadcaster Kan revealed yesterday. According to the reports, 110 complaints were filed to the investigation department in Israel Police compared to 89 complaints in 2017 and 65 in 2016. Investigations into half of the complaints recommended officers be disciplined while in other cases no crimes …

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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian homes in Tulkarem

The Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday morning demolished a number of Palestinian houses under construction in Khirbet Jbara, south of the West Bank city of Tulkarem. Israeli forces stormed Khirbet Jbara, imposed a curfew on the area, and started knocking down Palestinian homes owned by the Badran family. The Israeli forces claimed that the houses were being constructed without license …

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Israel razes Araqib village homes in Negev for 141st time in a row

The Israeli authorities on Wednesday morning demolished all the Palestinian homes of the Bedouin village of Araqib in the Negev desert for the 141st consecutive time at the pretext that the structures were unlicensed. Local sources said that Israeli bulldozers escorted by police forces stormed the village and embarked on removing all crude homes and tents. Dozens of Bedouin citizens, …

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2 Palestinians arrested in protests against home demolition

The Palestinian citizens of Qalansuwa in the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories on Sunday closed the main entrance to their city in protest at the stepped up home demolition policy pursued against them by Israel. Arab 48 said that the Israeli police forces deployed in large numbers around the city and arrested two protesters: Hasan Kamal and Diaa Tayeh for “disturbing …

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Israel shuts off West Bank, Gaza Strip ahead of Jewish holiday

Israeli occupation forces have announced that no crossings or checkpoints will operate from today until Saturday leaving the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip cut off. The decision comes as Israel prepares to mark the Jewish holiday of Purim tomorrow and Thursday. The closure will last from midnight tonight until late on Saturday night. Exceptions will be made for humanitarian …

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Two Israelis killed in stabbing and shooting attack in Salfit

At least two Israelis were killed and two others were seriously injured on Sunday morning after a Palestinian young man stabbed a soldier and snatched his gun near the illegal settlement of Ariel in Salfit, north of the occupied West Bank. According to the Hebrew media, one soldier and one settler were killed when a Palestinian stabbed the former at …

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A soldier and a settler were killed .. Details of the Salfit attack

The Israeli occupation announced on Sunday the killing of a soldier and a settler in two shootings and stabbing in the northern West Bank. “Palestinians took control of a settler’s car and reached a checkpoint near the settlement of Ariel, near Salfit. We stabbed a soldier, took control of his gun, then opened fire on another settler and continued the …

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PA condemns Israel’s field executions of Palestinians

Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned field executions carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda newspaper reported. The ministry called for the rights groups to document these crimes and raise them in specialised international courts, including the ICC. In a statement, the ministry noted that Israel’s field execution of Palestinians had increased, citing the execution of …

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Hamas calls on Palestinians to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque

Hamas yesterday called on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and other Palestinian territories to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque and defy the Israeli decision to close the sacred site. In a statement published on its website, Hamas urged Palestinians to uphold their inalienable right move in and out of the holy compound freely. Meanwhile, it urged the Arab and Islamic …

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Hordes of Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli settlers on Tuesday morning defiled al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem under police guard. Quds Press said, quoting the Islamic Awqaf, that 61 extremist settlers stormed the Mosque in the early morning hours through al-Maghareba Gate. The settlers performed Talmudic rituals at Bab al-Rahma prayer rea, while restrictions were tightened on Muslim worshipers. The Israeli police allowed another …

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