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Twitter account of imprisoned Ahed Tamimi deleted

Without explanation, the Twitter account belonging to imprisoned Palestinian teenage girl Ahed Tamimi was deleted. Tamimi was arrested and imprisoned by the Israeli military. Another account has been created, calling for Twitter to reinstate Tamimi’s original account. While it is unclear if Twitter itself deleted the account, Manal Tamimi, a[…]

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UN says Gaza crisis is ‘internal Palestinian dispute’ on 10th year of Israeli blockade

After the Israel decided to drastically cut electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip at the request at the Palestinian Authority (PA), UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory Robert Piper characterized the ever-worsening crisis in Gaza as “an international Palestinians dispute” — as Israel’s military blockade on the coastal[…]

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Israeli forces drag 8-year-old Palestinian boy

A video published on Thursday by Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem showed Israeli forces earlier this week in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron dragging an eight-year-old Palestinian boy, wearing only socks on his feet, through a neighborhood in the city in order to identify other children who[…]

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Israeli rights group vows to fight against settlements

An Israeli human rights group has vowed to continue its battle against Israel’s settlements built on occupied lands sought by the Palestinians, rejecting a harsh rebuke by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader accused B’tselem of joining a “chorus of slander” against Israel, after the rights group urged the[…]

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B’Tselem ends work with Israeli army

After 25 years of accountability work in the occupied West Bank, Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem announced on Wednesday its decision to discontinue their strategy of holding Israeli forces accountable for their crimes against Palestinians through internal military mechanisms. Representatives of the organization, which focuses on collecting information and documenting Israeli[…]

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Israel violated rules of war: B’Tselem

A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday. The B’Tselem group called strikes on homes “one of[…]

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