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Israeli army officer suspended over alleged assault on journalists

By Naomi Firsht, September 27, 2015

The Israeli army has suspended the officer in charge during an incident filmed on video in which two journalists were seemingly assaulted by IDF soldiers in the West Bank.

Soldiers appeared to assault two Agence France Presse journalists, steal their equipment and destroy it.

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We don't ask 'Can we go?' - The IDF's top medic on coping with disaster

By Josh Jackman, September 12, 2015

The first earthquake hit Nepal on the morning of April 25. At a magnitude of 7.8, thousands were killed and tens of thousands injured.

It was just past 9am, Israeli time. At 11pm, Dr Hagit Padova was told she would be flying to Kathmandu the next morning as the senior physician on the Israeli Defence Force's emergency medical crew.

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IDF reveals national defense strategy in unprecedented document release

By Jessica Weinstein, August 14, 2015

The IDF has released a document detailing the army’s national security strategy.

In an unprecedented move, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot released the document to the public, setting out the army’s goals and the methods they intend to pursue.

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Palestinian baby burned to death in arson attack

By JC Reporter, July 31, 2015

A one-and-a-half year-old baby was burned to death and three of his family members were seriously hurt late last night after their house was firebombed by settlers in the village of Douma, near Nablus.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack as a “horrific, heinous” crime that is “a terror attack in every respect.”

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Ex-IDF chief questioned

By Sandy Rashty, July 30, 2015

Israel's former head of military intelligence was questioned by UK immigration officers when he landed at Heathrow airport.

Amos Yadlin, a director of the Institute for National Security Studies, said he was detained for 10 minutes.

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Amnesty claims Rafah bombardment to save IDF soldier was ‘war crime’

By Marcus Dysch, July 29, 2015

Israel committed war crimes with the “relentless and massive bombardment” of residential areas of Gaza that followed the capture of an Israeli soldier a year ago, a new Amnesty International report has claimed.

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IDF girl who fought Daesh returns to Israel

By Shira Rubin, July 16, 2015

A 31-year-old native of Canada who spent nine months fighting alongside a Kurdish militia against Daesh returned to Israel on Sunday.

"I think we as Jews, we say 'never again' for the Shoah, and I take it to mean not just for Jewish people, but for anyone, for any human being, especially a helpless woman or child in Syria or Iraq," Gill Rosenberg told Army Radio.

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IDF probes colonel over killing

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 16, 2015

A number of senior IDF field commanders are being investigated over incidents that occurred during last summer's conflict in Gaza, and a colonel was questioned this week over a shooting in the West Bank in which a 17-year-old Palestinian was killed.

Colonel Yisrael Shomer, the commander of the Binyamin Brigade, currently stationed in the West Bank immediately north of Jerusalem, was attacked by

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‘Israel uses the Holocaust to justify murdering Palestinians’, Gerald Kaufman tells Parliament

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

A veteran Labour MP has claimed that Israel uses the Holocaust to “justify” killing Palestinians.

Gerald Kaufman, the father of the House of Commons, made the claim in Parliament on Wednesday.

Sir Gerald, Manchester Gorton MP, said: “The Israelis use the Holocaust, they use the murder of six million Jews to justify their murder of thousands upon thousands of Palestinians.”

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Two Israelis held captive in Gaza by Hamas

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

Two Israeli civilians are being held in Gaza by Hamas, according to a statement released by Israeli authorities.

The men have been identified as Ethiopian-born Avraham Mengistu and an unnamed Israeli-Arab from the Bedouin town of Hura.
Hamas have reportedly refused to comment on both cases.

Both Israeli men are said to suffer from mental health issues.

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