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Israel hides documents about crimes against Palestinians during Nakba

Teams from Israel’s Defence Ministry started a decade ago to remove and hide documents from the Israeli archives related to crimes against Palestinians during the Nakba of 1948, Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed yesterday. In a long report, Haaretz said that in addition to removing documents related to Israel’s nuclear plant and external relations, the Defence Ministry team has been systematically hiding hundreds of documents …

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Israeli forces beat, injure Palestinian worker

Israeli forces on Saturday assaulted a Palestinian young man in his workplace in the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories. Local sources said that Dawood Gharbiya, a resident of Jenin, suffered bruises and fractures after being attacked by Israeli soldiers. They added that the Israeli forces detained Gharbiya under the pretext that he did not have a work permit and violently beat …

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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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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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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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Israelis ‘undergo Jewish DNA test before being allowed to marry’

Israel’s rabbinate “has been performing genetic testing on Israelis from the former Soviet Union, to check if they are ‘genetically Jewish’ as a condition for marriage registration”, according to Ynet. The new site reported that “at least 20 couples have come forward after having been asked to undergo the procedure in the past year.” “Although the existence of such tests was …

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Netanyahu: Israel ‘not a state of all its citizens’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel is home only for the Jewish people, ignoring Arab citizens who make up 20 per cent of its population. On Twitter, he wrote: “Israel is not a state of all its citizens… According to the basic nationality law we passed, Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people – and …

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