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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 ›
March 15, 2013

Is This Where the Third Intifada Will Start?

"But armies, by their nature, have one default response to opposition: force. One soldier who served in Nabi Saleh testified to the Israeli veterans’ group Breaking the Silence about preparing for Friday protests. “It’s like some kind of game,” he said. continue reading ›
January 28, 2013

Palestinian deaths raise concern over Israeli army use of live fire

At least five young unarmed people shot by soldiers despite rules permitting live fire only in extreme circumstances continue reading ›
January 27, 2013

A grenade here, a grenade there – so they’ll learn

Dor Sandak is an activist with “Breaking the Silence” writes: "A 21-year-old Palestinian student was killed by Israeli army fire last week. I suppose that just like myself back then, today too, soldiers shoot because that is what their sergeant ordered them to do: to teach a lesson, to remain in charge." continue reading ›
January 24, 2013

The real rules of engagement in the West Bank

Avner Gvaryahu, a social worker and activist with Breaking the Silence, writes about rules of engagement in the Palestinian territories. continue reading ›
January 19, 2013

IDF evicts Palestinians from their land, arrests 15, including mother with baby

The Israeli army arrested 10 Palestinians and five Israelis in the South Hebron Hills today (Saturday) while they were trying to reach Palestinian-owned land next to the illegal outpost called Mitzpeh Yair, in the southern West Bank. continue reading ›
January 16, 2013

Legal expert to High Court: Israel could be tried in Hague if it evicts West Bank villagers

Petition relates to area in the South Hebron Hills that was declared a live-fire zone in the early 1980s, and which Defense Minister Barak decided in July 2012 requires the eviction of 8 of 12 Palestinian villages. continue reading ›
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