Palestinian territories

Video: Israeli soldiers cheer as explosives flatten mosque in Gaza


A video has emerged online showing Israeli soldiers cheering as explosives destroy a mosque allegedly linked to an underground tunnel network in Khuzaa, in the Gaza strip - a reaction the Israel Defence Force says the soldiers are perfectly entitled to. Read more…
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Air raids on Gaza: "There are no warning sirens or shelters here"


The Israeli army launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday. Named 'Operation Protective Edge', the Israeli Defence Forces say it is a counter-terrorism operation against Hamas and other militants. But unarmed civilians seem to be the ones suffering the consequences. Our Observer in Gaza told us about the panic sweeping across the region...
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Israeli police beat up handcuffed protester in East Jerusalem


Videos have emerged showing a handcuffed and limp protester being beaten up by two Israeli police officers in an alley. The scene, shot from two different angles by people filming from their windows, took place Thursday evening in Shuafat, a neighbourhood in East Jerusalem that’s been under high tension since the murder of a Palestinian teenager. Read more...
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Videos appear to show Israeli soldiers shoot live bullets at protesters

 
Two young Palestinian protesters were killed and two more were wounded during clashes with the Israeli soldiers on May 15 in Beituna, a town near Ramallah. While the Israeli army denied having used lethal weapons, surveillance videos have emerged showing the protesters shot by what appears to be live bullets. Read more...

Photographer captures 'bizarre reality' of life in Palestinian Territories

 
Taking a ride on a motorcycle, going for a picnic, taking a dip in a pool… These simple pleasures could take place almost anywhere. However, photographer Tanya Habjouqa captured these moments in the ever-tense Palestinian territories. Though she brings positive moments to the foreground, the specter of the political situation looms large in her series “Occupied Pleasures”. Read more…
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Video: Israeli soldiers accused of 'collusion' in settler violence

 
Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank are being accused of complicity in an attack by settlers on a Palestinian village. In a video posted online, soldiers appear to stand idly by while masked settlers throw stones at the homes below. Read more...

Activist films Israeli forces shooting her with rubber bullet

 
An Israeli human rights activist has released a video showing the moment she was shot in the leg at close range by Israeli forces, while she was documenting a protest in the West Bank. According to her, this type of incident is quite common. Read more…
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Anger at video of Israeli soldiers detaining 5-year-old rock thrower

 
Incidents of Palestinian teenagers being arrested for throwing rocks are common in Hebron, where tensions with Israeli settlers are perpetually high. However, videos recently filmed by activists show the detention of an exceptionally young child – just five years old. Read more…
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