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Israel-Palestine

Gaza march

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated at the border fence between Gaza and Israel on 12 July, with 33 reportedly shot with live ammunition by Israeli soldiers.

Elbit protests

On 1 July, three activists from Manchester Palestine Action began a three-day rooftop occupation of a Israeli-owned arms factory, the five-storey-high Elbit Ferranti building in Oldham.

Free Palestine

Two Palestinians were on indefinite hunger strikes in Israeli prisons at the time of going to press.

Israel is a terrorist state

UN Commission finds Israeli forces 'killed and gravely injured civilians who were neither participating directly in hostilities nor posing an imminent threat to life'

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Defender detained

On 6 March, an Israeli military court extended for another six months the detention without charge of a Palestinian human rights defender.

Stop the bulldozers

Campaigners block JCB headquarters

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Israeli COs

In December and January, two Israeli Jewish teenagers won exemption from military service in the Israeli army after serving over 100 days in prison each for their conscientious objection.

Cleansing Palestinians

Palestinians are being forced from their homes throughout the Occupied Territories and in Israel itself.

24,000 not 2

Since Palestinians began their largely nonviolent Great March of Return protests at the Gaza-Israel border fence in March, Israeli security forces have shot dead over 180 Palestinians, and injured

Protect Khan al-Ahmar

Palestinian village to 'will be demolished very soon'

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