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Two Palestinian women to be tried this week for non-violent demonstration

B’Tselem: Suspicion Military legal system being used to suppress legitimate non-violent protest Tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 July 2013, the military court at Ofer Israeli military base will hold its first ses
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Spike in number of Palestinian civilians killed near Gaza perimeter fence

Amneh Qdeih, 57, a resident of the town of Khuza'ah, was killed on Friday, 28 February 2014. She died of a gunshot wound to her abdomen fired at her when she approached Gaza's perimeter fence. Her rel
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Video: Officer fires tear gas canister at B'Tselem videographer, causing injures.

Update : On 10.12.13 the MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that an MPIU investigation of the incident has been launched. Direct aiming of tear gas canisters continues to put lives at risk, despite military'
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Investigate death, injuries from live firing during Land Day demonstrations in Gaza

Update: On 13 May 2013 the MAG Corps informed B’Tselem that it would not launch an investigation into the circumstances of the killing of the demonstrator Mahmoud Muhammad Yihya Zaqut, explaining as f
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Bassem Abu Rahmeh’s mother asks High Court of Justice to end procrastination in investigation of son’s death

The Bil’in resident whose story was featured in the film Five Broken Cameras was killed in April 2009, but the investigation into his death has still not been completed The mother of a resident of the
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ACRI and B'Tselem: Stop Firing Rubber Bullets at Protestors in the West Bank

The army must end its use of rubber bullets as a means to disperse demonstrations in the occupied territories, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and B'Tselem have demanded in a letter
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The full list of Israel’s crowd control weapons revealed in a new report

The full list of Israel’s crowd control weapons revealed in a new report Crowd control weapons are supposed to be non-lethal, enabling authorities to enforce the law without endangering human life. Ho
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Concern that the military permits lethal firing on stone throwers

The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem has written urgently to the IDF OC Central Command, the Commander of military forces in Judea and Samaria, and the legal advisor for Judea and Samaria, demandin
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New documentation of the assault on protesters in the Jordan Valley refutes the officer and soldiers' claims

A new film that was obtained by B'Tselem shows the minutes that preceded the violent incident in which the Former Jordan Valley Brigade deputy commander assaulted international and Palestinian protest