|Israeli Occupation's Brutal Routine: Nightly Raids, Boys Cuffed for Hours and Seized Jewelry|
[Haaretz: 2 November 2017] - There's never a dull night in the village of Beit Ummar, where the Israeli army is a regular visitor. It’s the last street at the southern edge of the West Bank town of Beit Ummar, between Bethlehem and Hebron. The settlement of Karmei Tzur looms on the hill across the way. A street like any other: one- and two-story homes, potholes, no sidewalk. On this long road, which doesn’t even have a name and where grace does not abound, hardly a night goes by without a raid by the Israel Defense Forces. The troops swoop in four or five times a week, usually in the dead of night.
|Dutch MPs call for halt to service dog exports to Israel|
[NRC: 27 October 2015] - MPs from a number of opposition parties in the Netherlands have asked the cabinet to stop selling dogs to the Israeli army. the NRC reported that dogs sent to the Israeli army are used against Palestinians.
|UN eyes keeping Israel off armed violations list - sources |
[Reuters: 28 May 2015] - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is leaning toward not including Israel on an annual list of states responsible for violating children's rights in armed conflicts, despite proposals to include it, U.N. diplomatic sources said.
|Palestinian boy is free from jail, but not from nightmares|
[Haaretz: 9 April 2015] - These days, 16-year-old Hamzeh spends most of his time at home, silent, eyes fixed on the floor. Occasionally he gazes through a window at the street; sometimes he goes to his brother’s small store, down the street, to help out.