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Military repeatedly blocks access road to 'Azzun, collectively punishing thousands of residents

Blocked access road from 'Azzun to road 55.Photo: 'Abd al-Karim Sa'adi,B'Tselem, 16.6.13 The village of 'Azzun, population approximately 10,000, is located east of the city of Qalqiliya and between th
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Military forces some 80 residents of Ibziq, half of them minors, to spend two nights away from home because of military training

Today, 20 November 2016, Civil Administration officials arrived at the community of Ibziq, north of Tubas, and told 14 families who live near the Separation Barrier and number 78 people, including 42
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Israel’s security forces punish residents of the village of Kobar for an attack perpetrated by a Kobar resident, July-August 2017

Nearly three weeks after the stabbing attack in Halamish, the military continues to impose collective punishment on the residents of Kubar, the village where the assailant lived. Very early this morni
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Authorities continue to harass al-Hadidiyah community

Update: On 10 December 2015 Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) issued an interim injunction in the petition filed by families from al-Hadidiyah. The injunction orders authorities not to demolish the
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Israeli security forces punish town of Silwad, near Ramallah, for car-ramming attack by local resident

On 6 April 2017, Malek Hamed – a resident of the Palestinian town of Silwad – carried out a car-ramming attack at a hitchhiking station at the intersection near the settlement of Ofra, Ramallah Distri
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Israeli navy vessel fires at Gaza fishermen, killing one as his boat fled

At about 8:30 A.M. on Monday, 15 May 2017, soldiers from an Israeli navy vessel shot and killed Muhammad Baker, 25, a married father of two froma-Shati Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip. The soldiers ope
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Ill youth from Gaza, who for 16 days was denied entry to Israel to receive treatment, dies in East Jerusalem hospital, January 2011

On 4 December 2010, Mahmoud a-Najar, 15, from Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, was diagnosed as having leukemia. Physicians at a-Shifaa Hospital, in Gaza City, referred him to Augusta Victoria
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Collective punishment continues in downtown Hebron: Neighborhoods and shops closed, frequent checkpoint inspections

The city center of Hebron used to be the commercial hub for the entire southern part of the West Bank. However, over the years, Israeli governments have allowed the establishment of several small sett
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Israel bars thousands of Palestinians from traveling abroad; many other don’t even bother to make the attempt

Soldiers near the entrance to Allenby Bridge Crossing. Photo by Ronen Zvulun, Reuters, 10 March 2014 Israel controls all West Bank entrance and exit points, so any departure from the West Bank require
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Soldiers who shot 16-year-old in the back charged with “reckless and negligent act”; COs who ordered the stakeout will not be held accountable

Update: On 30 December 2015, the Central District Attorney’s Office indicted the two soldiers who fired on charges of “a reckless and negligent act using a firearm”. Their trial began on 22 September