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Five Palestinians rounded up by Israel in West Bank raids, one in Jerusalem

The Israeli army detained five Palestinians in overnight end early morning raids in the West Bank and another in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said today. Two of the detainees were from the Nablus district, including one who had served 10 years behind Israeli bars for resisting the occupation. Two others were from the Jericho area and one form …

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Palestinian killed in hit-and-run by Jewish settler

A Palestinian citizen died on Tuesday morning after a Jewish settler driving at a high speed deliberately ran him over on a road near Kafr Laqif village, east of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank. According to local sources, a citizen called Hasan Burhom died after he was hit intentionally by a settler’s car on a road near the village, …

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Israeli high court rejects appeal against release of settler complicit in killing Palestinian woman

The Israeli High Court rejected today the state attorney’s appeal against the decision to release a Jewish settler complicit in the stoning-to-death of Palestinian woman Aisha al-Rabi in October, and rather sent him to house arrest under electronic supervision. In January, the court released four out of the five settlers complicit in the murder of Rabi, citing lack of sufficient …

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Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians from the West Bank

Israeli forces detained last night and early this morning 13 Palestinians from several areas in the occupied West Bank, according to a statement released today by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Soldiers detained four Palestinians from the Bethlehem district, four others from the Hebron district, four more from the Ramallah district and one from Jenin area.

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Palestinians injured in IOF raid on Jenin

Two Palestinians were injured by gunfire and dozens others choked on tear gas fired by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) who stormed Jenin refugee camp on Monday morning. Local sources told the PIC reporter that the IOF in the early morning hours deployed on Jenin streets and searched a number of Palestinian homes. The IOF arrested three Palestinian citizens from …

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IOF raids homes, kidnaps Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Monday arrested 12 Palestinian citizens during home raids in different West Bank areas. The Israeli occupation army claimed in a statement that its forces arrested 12 Palestinians wanted for being involved in attacks on Israeli soldiers and settlers. Local sources reported that 12 Palestinians were arrested during campaigns targeting Qalqilya, Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem, …

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IOF attacks citizens in Jaba town

Dozens of Palestinian citizens at dawn Saturday suffered from their exposure to tear gas during clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Jaba town, south of Jenin. Local sources told a reporter for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that the clashes happened mainly in al-Fawwara area in the town, where the IOF intensively fired tear gas grenades at angry …

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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 detain 16 Palestinians from the West Bank, including minors

Israeli occupation forces Thursday detained 16 Palestinians, including minors, from several areas in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It said soldiers detained a 15-year-old minor from Hizma, northeast of Jerusalem, in addition to four young Palestinians from Nablus in the north of the West Bank. Soldiers also detained two people from Jenin and one …

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