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August 14, 2012

When war criminals walk free

Cast Lead, an operation that caused the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians, is ending on a weak note, as only three indictments have been issued. continue reading ›
August 8, 2012

Despite complaints, IDF refuses to remove Israeli settlers from Palestinian village’s lands

Settlers have already converted some 400 dunams of Susya's land from agricultural use, as part of a modus operandi that is well-known in the West Bank. continue reading ›
August 7, 2012

IDF raids Hebron-area village; residents fear impending demolition

IDF helicopters ferried masked, armed soldiers to isolated Palestinian village of Jinba, where they raided homes, photographing and mapping the site, say residents. continue reading ›
August 5, 2012

Lambs to the settlers’ slaughter, screaming and unheard

There were more than 50 reports of Israelis assaulting Palestinians in the West Bank last month. In the start of a regular series, Haaretz details one particularly violent attack continue reading ›
July 25, 2012

Education minister: Hebron school tours don’t indicate West Bank town’s final status

Some 4,000 students visit Hebron last year as part of a program instituted by the Education Ministry under Sa'ar's aegis. continue reading ›
July 24, 2012

Save Susya campaign: Over 12,000 faxes annoy Defense Ministry

The Defense Ministry and Civil Administration complained Tuesday that the thousands of faxes calling on the government to cancel the demolition of the Palestinian village are disrupting their work and threatened to get the police to stop the campaign. continue reading ›
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 ›
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