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from 'The Jewish News'

The UK Jewish community is right to be outraged. But the rise of the Jewish supremacist far-right has been years in the making

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"As one generation of young Israeli soldiers after the next is sent to uphold a system of violent military rule over the Palestinian population and to actively deprive it of basic rights, it’s not surprising that so many of my fellow Israeli citizens have come to internalise the idea that Palestinians on either side of the Green Line simply aren’t equal to us."

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from 'Times of Israel'

The faceless mass: On being at the forefront of the IDF's bureaucratic violence

05 09 22

Hundreds of people came to see me at the reception window every day. Multiply that by weeks, months – and yet, I can’t remember a single face. They were a foreign mass – faceless, indistinguishable – whereas I, belying the euphemistic pretenses of the term “Civil Administration,” was part of a mechanism of military control.

from 'Haaretz'
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from 'Haaretz'

Report: Israel's Civil Administration Eases Permits for Palestinians in Exchange for Intel

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Former Israeli soldiers told an anti-occupation NGO that the Civil Administration fosters give-and-take relationships with certain Palestinians, dubbed 'interlocutors'

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Israeli Vets Say Denying Palestinians Permits Used to Suppress Hunger Strikes

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Soldiers who served in the Civil Administration also told left-wing human rights monitor Breaking the Silence that West Bank settlers are directly involved in shaping its policy

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from 'The Guardian'

‘The power we had was astonishing’: ex-soldiers on Israel’s government in the occupied territories

04 08 22

Newly published military testimonies highlight the bureaucratic power of Cogat’s ‘permit regime’ over Palestinians

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‘We must fix this for the settlers, soldiers and the Palestinians’

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Breaking The Silence attracts increasing numbers of diaspora Jews onto its 'occupation tour' in West Bank cities like Hebron. Jewish News joined one.

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from 'i24NEWS'

NGO: Israeli soldiers arbitrarily deny entry permits for West Bank Palestinians

02 08 22

Israeli soldiers serving in the Civil Administration in the West Bank would arbitrarily deny Palestinians permits to enter Israel, according to a Monday report by an NGO that cited former troops.

from 'Haaretz'
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from 'Haaretz'

Opinion: Vanguard in Humiliating Palestinians

02 08 22

The humiliation factor... can be read within as well as between the lines of the booklet: in the broken Arabic spoken by the soldiers in the reception windows for Palestinians, the contemptuous treatment even of those as old as their grandfathers and grandmothers, in allocating water to settlers at the expense of a Palestinian community, in the wholesale revocation of movement permits. Humiliation of the other is an inseparable part of the bureaucratic violence.

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They wanted to find some Palestinian and kill him

We were called traitors, [told] that we’re Nazis, that we hate Jews and...

Number: 4383

Rank: First Sergeant

Unit: Nahal, 932nd Battalion

Area: Hebron

The settlers always wanted us to move the Palestinians as far away as possible

The settlers always wanted, there was this unwritten law, that the Palestinians...

Number: 4325

Rank: First Sergeant

Unit: Nahal, 50th Battalion

Area: Nablus area

You come with force and grab someone, and you pin him to the wall, so of course he hates you

The random checks had an operational rationale that actually sent a message...

Number: 4317

Rank: Captain

Area: Hebron

Around every such settlement there’s a circle, a radius of one kilometer

when you suddenly look at it, even zooming out, at the whole Samaria area,...

Number: 4323

Rank: First Sergeant

Unit: Nahal, 50th Battalion

Area: Nablus area