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  • Commander admits: Undercover Israeli officers threw stones at soldiers in Bil'in

    Seven years after the incident took place, an officer in the elite 'Metzada' unit of the Israel Prison Service admits that his subordinates threw stones at soldiers in Bil'in - as part of their mission. At the time, almost nobody believed what the activists had said. The village of Bil'in was organizing one of its first mass demonstrations against the fence built on its lands, in the very early days of the local popular struggle. Organizers made a special point of making sure that no stones would be thrown at the soldiers at any point of this specific demonstration, in April…

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  • WATCH: Channel 2 reveals killing, abuse, of Palestinian prisoners

    This is really hard to watch: A search in prisoners cells and tents in Ktziot, a huge prison for Palestinians near the Egyptian border, ended up with the guards shooting prisoners in their quarters, killing one and injuring others. The whole operation was unnecessary, intended to promote self-confidence and to "boost morale" among the guards. As can be see near the end of the video, some guards are clearly enjoying themselves (not everyone - others are trying to prevent the situation from getting out of hands). (For English subtitles, press arrow, then "CC" on the lower-right corner of the player)…

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