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July 23, 2012

Israel orders demolition of 8 Palestinian villages, claims need for IDF training land

Residents of targeted villages will be moved to the West Bank town of Yatta and its environs; state claims that most of those evacuated have permanent homes in the area. continue reading ›
July 23, 2012

The Checkpoint Terror, Power, and Cruelty

One morning, when I was about four years old, I proudly announced from the back seat of my family’s car, “Mother, I want you to know that I am the first kid in my whole kindergarten to think inside my head rather than out loud.” continue reading ›
July 11, 2012

The West Bank — What About Fairness?

Nicholas D. Kristof reports on the living conditions of Bedouins who live under Israeli control in the Southern Hebron Hills in the West Bank. continue reading ›
June 28, 2012

‘I Am an Illegal Alien on My Own Land’

Sixty-three years have passed since Yizhar wrote “Khirbet Khizeh.” I wish I could say that what he described was an ugly exception and that such actions don’t happen any more. It is not, and they do. continue reading ›
June 26, 2012

Israeli policeman charged with death of Palestinian child: If you don’t act, they think you’re weak

Police officer indicted in May 2010 for causing death by negligence, and the closing arguments of his trial began last week. continue reading ›
June 14, 2012

Palestinian from Area C on a life in constant need of rebuilding

I am Nasser Nawaj’ah. I am 30 years old. My mother gave birth to me in a cave in Susya El-Kadis. You know of Susya as a Jewish settlement in the South Hebron Hills, but Susya is first of all a Palestinian village that existed before the establishment of the State of Israel. continue reading ›
June 12, 2012

IDF suspends officer filmed firing live ammunition at Palestinian protesters

The incident took place in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh; Video appears to indicate that officer's life was not in danger. continue reading ›
May 25, 2012

Why IDF soldiers stand idly by when settlers attack Palestinians

Last Saturday, a B’Tselem video camera captured an incident of settler violence that began with rocks being thrown at Palestinians near the village of Asira al-Qibliya in the outskirts of Nablus, and ended with live shots fired by the settlers and a wounded Palestinian youth. continue reading ›
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