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News Roundup: Israeli State Violence Against Palestinian Children in the West Bank, Fall-Winter 2012

Over the fall of 2012, Israeli security forces committed acts of violence against a number of Palestinian children in the West Bank. This post reviews some of the best-documented of these incidents. On 12 December 2012, a 19 year-old Israeli … Continue reading

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News Roundup: Media Responses to Breaking the Silence Report on Soldiers’ Abuse of Palestinian Children

In August 2012, the Israeli veterans organization Breaking the Silence released a booklet of former soldiers’ testimonies describing incidents of army abuse of Palestinian children. In response, many alternative and mainstream media outlets published articles about the topic. This post … Continue reading

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“Where’s the Shame?”: Op-Ed on Security Forces’ Mistreatment of Children at OpenZion

In an op-ed on Peter Beinart’s OpenZion blog, Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now reflects on B’tselem’s release of a disturbing video of two Israeli border police officers grabbing, dragging, and kicking a nine year old Palestinian boy in … Continue reading

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News Update: Closing Arguments in Trial of Israeli Policeman in Shooting Death of Palestinian Child Stone-Thrower

The leftist Israeli newspaper Ha-Aretz reported this week on the trial of Omri Abu, an Israeli border policeman who fatally shot a young Palestinian boy named Ahmad Musa during a demonstration in the West Bank town of Ni’lin in 2008. According … Continue reading

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