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Israel

2017

27

Sep

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Israel Refuses to Stop Arms Sales to Myanmar, Despite Its Campaign of Rape, Torture and Massacres Against the Rohingya

The state has not said that it will stop selling weapons to the military junta in Myanmar, despite recent reports and United Nations data on massacres the country’s military has perpetrated against the Rohingya minority, as well as systematic rape and expulsions. Responding on Monday to a petition in the High Court of Justice from […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Haaretz

05

Sep

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Israel arming Myanmar amid ongoing Rohingya crackdown

Israel has continued to sell weapons to Myanmar as thousands of Rohingya refugees flee the military’s violent crackdown in the Rakhine state. The weapons sold to Myanmar include over 100 tanks, weapons and boats used to police the country’s border, according to human rights groups and Burmese officials. Israeli arms companies such as TAR Ideal […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Middle East Eye

16

Feb

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Israel Bars Amnesty, Human Rights Watch Workers From Gaza

Both human rights organizations have been trying to obtain permission from the Civil Administration to enter Gaza since July 7. Two different reasons have been cited for the refusals: The first is that the Erez border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip is closed and no entry permits are being granted until further notice; […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Haaretz

15

Jan

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Israel Punishes Family Members for Acts of Relatives

The family apartment of Maher al-Hashlamoun, a Palestinian jailed for killing an Israeli settler in 2014, in the West Bank city of Hebron, after Israeli forces punitively destroyed it in October 2015. Israel is escalating the use of such collective punishment, following Sunday’s truck ramming attack in a settlement near Jerusalem that killed four of […]

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Country: Israel
Source: Electronİcintifada

2016

21

Nov

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Palestinian Poet Imprisoned Because Of Her Poem

Poet Dareen Tatour – a Palestinian citizen of Israel – is currently standing trial on charges of ‘support for a terrorist organisation’ and several counts of incitement to violence in connection with her poetry and social media activity. After reviewing the charge sheet and the evidence against her, PEN has concluded that Dareen Tatour has […]

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Country: Israel
Source: ENGLISH PEN