Posts Tagged ‘Israeli Defense Forces’


17 May, 2011

West Bank

Over 200 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces

This week, Israeli forces injured 204 Palestinians, including at least 60 children, the majority of them in demonstrations commemorating the 63rd anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 Nakba (the catastrophe). Four members of Israeli forces were also injured during the week. Thus far in 2011, 666 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, compared to 628 in the equivalent period of 2010. (more…)

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By: Jon Donnison

March 24, 2011

In a smoke-filled and cardamom coffee-infused cafe in Gaza City all the talk is of this week’s violence.

“Why is Palestinian blood cheaper than Israeli blood?” asks Wael Abu Awema, a 40-year-old father of five.

There have been Israeli attacks on Gaza every day this week. At least 10 Palestinians have been killed, including at least four civilians, two of them children. More than 30 Palestinians have been injured. (more…)

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By Al Jazeera

At least 11 people have been injured in an Israeli air strike at an airport in southern Gaza, Palestinian medical officials and witnesses said.

The strike targeted Gaza’s defunct international airport, located near the town of Rafah, late on Friday, witnesses said. (more…)

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GAZA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Seventeen Palestinians were wounded Saturday when Israeli forces opened fire at mourners in northeastern Gaza City, medical sources said.

The sources said the Israeli forces, on the security fence between Gaza and Israel, targeted hundreds of mourners who were heading to a cemetery near the fence to bury three Islamic Jihad fighters killed in an earlier Israeli raid.


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Follow International Law to Avoid Past Failings

(Jerusalem, August 2, 2009) – The Israel Defense Forces have reportedly decided to improve the warnings given to civilians before attacks, but still need to ensure that the warnings are effective and do not allow attacks otherwise prohibited under international law, Human Rights Watch said today.

In a letter to the Israeli military’s Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, Human Rights Watch welcomed the reported announcement that the military will issue new procedures to improve its early warnings to civilians during armed conflict, saying that improved procedures could save lives but reiterating concerns over past practice. (more…)

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