The Israeli court admits that Bassem was killed, and that it was the soldier’s fault. Despite having one officer and three soldiers called for questioning, the court claims that it had done what it could. But the court has said there is nothing it can do, because they allegedly don’t know the name of the soldier who shot Bassem, or even the name of the officer. - See more at:

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No shooter will be charged with killing Palestinian activist Bassem Abu Rahma because Israeli court lost evidence

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Ashraf T. Cassim
Han Boetes
Support events for the striking prisoners continued to grow throughout Palestine, with events, solidarity tents and protests and marches in major cities, refugee camps and villages throughout the West Bank, Gaza and occupied Palestine ’48, where several events saluted the release of longest-held woman prisoner Lena Jarbouni as well as supporting the hunger strikers.

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Support events for the striking prisoners continued to grow throughout Palestine with

Sixth day of hunger strike: Prisoners’ will remains strong despite isolation and repression

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On Friday 21st April, a demonstration held in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike was violently supressed by Israeli forces at Nabi Salih, occupied West Bank. Teargas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and live rounds were fired at demonstrators by Israeli forces who later surrounded and blockaded the village for several hours.

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On Friday 21st April a demonstration held in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

Protest in Nabi Salih in Solidarity with Palestine Political Prisoners

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Farrah Sarafa
Israeli forces stationed close to the wall did not respond but, similarly to what had happened the previous week, some soldiers were already hiding among the olive groves and in the mountains next to the village, surrounding the protesters and forcing them to run back into the village, not long after the demonstration started.

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Israeli forces stationed close to the wall did not respond but similarly

Protesters forced to retreat at peaceful demonstration in Ni’lin

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Palestinians with Israeli citizenship declared a symbolic hunger strike on Friday until 5 p.m in solidarity with hundreds of Palestinians now in their fifth day of a mass hunger strike during a demonstration in the Palestinian area of Arraba al-Battuf in northern Israel

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Palestinians with Israeli citizenship declared a symbolic hunger strike on Friday until

Palestinian leaders in Israel launch symbolic hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners

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As more Palestinians join a mass hunger strike underway in Israeli prisons on Saturday, the sixth day of the strike, Palestinian leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) have been transferred by Israeli authorities to solitary confinement, while Israeli officials have escalated punitive measures against the hunger strikers.

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As more Palestinians join a mass hunger strike underway in Israeli prisons

More Palestinians join mass hunger strike on 6th day, PFLP leaders transferred to solitary

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Until the start of this week’s hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners, Majd Ziadeh shared a cell with Marwan Barghouti in Israel’s Hadarim Prison. It has been reported that Barghouti was moved into solitary confinement; Ziadeh’s family say they do not know where Majd is now.

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Until the start of this weeks hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners Majd

When will Marwan Barghouti’s cellmate go free?

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Hundreds of Israeli settlers, escorted by armed Israeli forces, raided the Palestinian village of Kifl Haris in the central occupied West Bank Salfit district, where they performed religious rituals throughout the day and into Thursday evening.

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Hundreds of Israeli settlers escorted by armed Israeli forces raided the Palestinian

Hundreds of Israeli settlers raid Palestinian village to perform religious rituals

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Asher Bonaventura
Al-Sheikh is one of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners participating in a mass hunger strike, which entered its fourth day on Thursday. The committee has reported dozens of cases like al-Sheikh’s, saying that hundreds of prisoners had been transferred into solitary confinement, while scores were transferred in between prisons.

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AlSheikh is one of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners participating in a mass

Hunger-striking prisoners continue to be transferred, denied lawyer visits

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Ashraf T. Cassim
More than one hundred sports associations, trade unions, human rights organizations and faith based groups, representing millions of people from 28 countries across the globe, joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke the affiliation of seven clubs based...
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More than one hundred sports associations trade unions human rights organizations and

FIFA Urged by Organizations Representing Millions to Expel Israeli Clubs in Settlements

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Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces, with at least one Palestinian being detained, across the occupied West Bank on Friday, as Palestinians from several districts staged solidarity protests with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, who entered the fifth day of the mass “Freedom and Dignity” strike on Friday.

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Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces with at least one Palestinian

Clashes erupt across West Bank as thousands protest in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners

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New B'Tselem בצלם report: In 2016, Israeli security forces killed 101 Palestinians, including 31 minors. Seventy-five of the casualties (74%) were killed in incidents in which they assaulted, attempted to assault, or allegedly attempted to assault Israeli security forces and civilians. Seventeen more Palestinians (17%) were killed during clashes with the security forces, in demonstrations, and...
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New BTselem בצלם report In 2016 Israeli security forces killed 101 Palestinians

From trigger-happy to shoot-to-kill: Israeli security forces killed 101 Palestinians, incl. 31 minors in 2016

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Israeli forces detained at least 11 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank between Thursday night and dawn on Friday, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

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Israeli forces detained at least 11 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank

Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians across occupied West Bank

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Pauline Hudson
Um al-Khair has been issued another set of demolition orders for their community in the West Bank of Palestine. In my friend @tariq.hathaleen small community, seven houses all together are under threat by the Israeli Civil Administration. 38 people, 20 of which are children, will be homeless as a result of the demolitions.

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Um alKhair has been issued another set of demolition orders for their

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Several Israeli army bulldozers raided lands near the al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, while Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinians fishermen in northern Gaza.

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Several Israeli army bulldozers raided lands near the alBureij refugee camp in

Israeli forces raze lands in Gaza, open fire on Palestinian fishing boats

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Stephan Giger
The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee has approved the construction of 212 new settlement units in Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramat Shlomo settlements in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

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The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee has approved the construction of 212

Israel approves construction of 212 new settlement units in Jerusalem

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Shirley Moore
Journal: Tucked within the antiquated corridors of the municipality of Bethlehem, there lies Aida Camp, established 1950. The densely populated cement structures, thinly outlined by narrow passageways, are a living summation of the occupation of Palestine itself.

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Journal Tucked within the antiquated corridors of the municipality of Bethlehem there

The ‘Beautiful Resistance’ of Aida Camp – “People cannot tolerate injustice for eternity”

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In the face of overpopulation and occupation, camp resident Dr. Abdelfattah knows the emotional pipeline that Aida’s youth faces, “Aida is a hotspot because it is so near the border. They want us to be silent on every level. They target the young to be collaborators. The high unemployment rates lead to despair. And when children feel despair, they feel unsafe. At that point, the best thing...
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In the face of overpopulation and occupation camp resident Dr Abdelfattah knows

The ‘Beautiful Resistance’ of Aida Camp – “People cannot tolerate injustice for eternity”

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 Palestinian children from the occupied West Bank are in fact routinely imprisoned by the Israeli military. At the end of February 2016, there were 440 Palestinian children in the Israeli prison system, including 104 between the ages of 12 and 15. Since 2012, Israel has held about 200 Palestinian children in custody each month.

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Palestinian children from the occupied West Bank are in fact routinely

Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children

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Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem today [April 13th] ordered the demolition of the Abdullah Al-Sanawi Mosque in Silwan, under the pretext that it was built without the impossible to obtain building permit.

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Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem today April 13th ordered the demolition of

Israel to demolish Jerusalem mosque

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