Israeli military’s new chief rabbi implied soldiers can rape in war

The man chosen as the Israeli military’s new chief rabbi has previously implied that soldiers would be permitted to rape women in war. Karim was at the center of a media controversy in Israel in 2012, when it was revealed that, in 2003, he suggested on a religious website that soldiers were permitted to commit …

Israel approves 250 new homes’ construction in the occupied West Bank

Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved construction of new Jewish settlement units in the West Bank while “retroactively” approving 178 housing units that have already been built in the occupied territory, Israeli media reported. The Israeli-civil administration’s supreme committee approved 250 new homes in the Jewish-only Elkana settlement in the occupied West Bank. An additional 50 …

Israeli government shuts another Palestinian radio station for allegedly ‘promoting violence’

Israeli authorities have shut down a Palestinian radio station in the Israeli-occupied West Bank over “incitement” to violence, the army said Wednesday, the latest in a series of such raids. The overnight operation in Dura near Hebron led to five arrests, according to the Israeli army. Palestinian police confirmed the detentions and said one of …

Former Israel Defense Forces spokesperson purposely claimed that Jordan’s first Olympic champion is actually from Israel

After Palestinian Ahmed Abu Ghosh won Jordan’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in Rio on Friday for the men’s 68-kg Taekwondo event, claims that the athlete’s roots in the Jerusalem area are “Israeli,” and that his family “relocated” or “moved” to Jordan decades ago have followed. “Fun fact: The family of Jordan’s first-ever gold medalist Ahmad …

Israeli forces flatten 10 more Palestinian houses in West Bank

Israeli forces destroyed two Palestinian houses in the town of Beit Jala, located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Tuesday, Ma’an reported. Earlier in the day, Israeli bulldozers, escorted by a large number of soldiers, rolled into the town of Sa’ir, located eight kilometers (five miles) northeast of al-Khalil (Hebron), and demolished …

Israeli council leader sued for saying Arabs should be barred from Jewish swimming pools

Interviewed on Kol Chai radio station in July 28, Moti Dotan, the leader of Lower Galilee Council, said “I don’t hate Arabs, but I don’t want them at my pools. I don’t go to their pools, either.” He said he was not being being racist but said his views were a result of “cultural differences” …

Ban-Ki Moon calls Netanyahu’s ethnic cleansing remarks ‘unacceptable, ‘outrageous’

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has criticised Israel’s prime minister for saying Palestinians want the “ethnic cleansing” of Jews in the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu’s use of the term in a video attacking opponents of Jewish settlement construction on occupied territory was “outrageous”, he said. Mr Ban stressed that settlements were illegal under international law. …

US pledges record $38bn military aid to apartheid Israeli regime over next 10 years

The US will give the Israeli military $38bn over the next decade in what Washington described as the biggest package of military assistance in its history. The agreement is expected to give Israel as much as $3.8 billion a year over 10 years, more aid than the United States has ever provided to any country. …

A young Palestinian man, was shot and killed by Israeli police in North West of Jerusalem after he was out shopping for groceries

A young Palestinian man, was shot and killed by Israeli police in Shufat Refugee Camp, North West of Jerusalem, at 4 am Monday, after he was out shopping for groceries, Maan News reports. Mustafa Nimir, 27, was – according to his mother – had been buying baby clothes and food for the family, was killed …

Soldier kills Palestinian teen who posed no threat by firing flare bomb at him across Israel-Gaza fence

On 9 September 2016, at 7:10 PM, a soldier fired a flare bomb from very short range at 15-year-old Palestinian ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Dabagh during a protest held near the Gaza perimeter fence, east of al-Bureij Refugee Camp. A-Dabagh, a resident of the camp, was killed. The flare bomb hit a-Dabagh above the eye, fractured his …

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