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June 1, 2013

IDF soldiers to West Bank children: ‘We are the army, be careful if we see you’

The message reads: “We are the army. Be careful if we see you, we’re going to catch you or come to your house.” continue reading ›
April 28, 2013

Israel gives up white phosphorus, because ‘it doesn’t photograph well’

A certain air of nostalgia dominated Maariv’s headline last Thursday: “Due to criticism in the world, IDF parts ways with white phosphorus” continue reading ›
April 27, 2013

WATCH: IDF soldier screams at Israeli activists: ‘You are worse than the Arabs’

Israeli Ta’ayush activists who were accompanying Palestinian shepherds in the southern West Bank village Umm al Amad on Saturday were confronted by a soldier who lost his cool, to say the least. continue reading ›
April 19, 2013

Breaking the Silence in This American Life

This week, Israeli soldiers take snapshots of Palestinian boys, one house at a time, in the middle of the night. This and other stories where getting the picture gives you the upper hand. continue reading ›
April 10, 2013

In Hebron, no arrests (of Jews) on Saturdays

A Palestinian is attacked by a famous settler. Police detain the Palestinian, but not the settler – because it’s already Shabbat. continue reading ›
April 9, 2013

Israeli border policeman convicted of robbing Palestinian store in West Bank

Saeed Malashe is accused of swiping chewing gum, cola and cigarettes from a convenience store, holding up his weapon and intimidating the checkout clerk so he could leave without paying. continue reading ›
April 2, 2013

Settlers arrested in connection with near-fatal shooting of Palestinian man in Qusra

Police make rare arrests in connection to settler violence against Palestinians. But the circumstances surrounding the shooting were unique, and likely played no small role in pushing police to investigate seriously. continue reading ›
March 23, 2013

A ‘no-strategy’ strategy: The Gatekeepers and soldier testimonies

Do not be misled by the paranoid helplessness of the six powerful men in Dror Moreh’s film – the end goal of Israel’s military rule is the complete demise of the dream of Palestinian independence. continue reading ›
March 16, 2013

Waiting for Obama: Hebron youth take cue from U.S. civil rights movement

But this is Hebron, and the dramatic horror is very much real. In front of us is a small landing at the top of a hill overlooking the old city, with the Cave of the Patriarchs in plain view. On the landing, a Palestinian youth guide is taking children on two-minute horse rides, one at a time. Watching the horse and its successive little riders are the kids whose turn is coming up, a group of settler girls in the same age group, and five soldiers in full combat gear. continue reading ›
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