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Israel ‘violates rights’ of young Palestinians: study

Israel is violating the rights of young Palestinians accused of stone-throwing, failing to protect them as minors and mistreating them during arrest, an Israeli rights group said on Monday. In a report entitled “No Minor Matter,” B’Tselem found that military law encouraged minors to plead guilty to avoid lengthy pre-trial…

Israel charges soldiers with misconduct in Gaza war

JERUSALEM — Israeli army prosecutors on Thursday charged two soldiers for using a young Palestinian boy to check for booby-traps during last year’s fighting in Gaza, a military spokeswoman told AFP. She said the two soldiers, both staff sergeants, were charged of acting “in breach of military norms” for forcing…

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