IDF may reinstitute Arabic translations in West Bank military courts
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - October 9, 2012 - 11:00pm


The IDF is willing to resume its one-time habit of translating into Arabic the indictments it submits to military courts in the West Bank, but insists there is no need or duty to translate other documents, such as verdicts or court transcripts. The IDF's position was included in the state's response to a petition submitted to the High Court of Justice by four Palestinian attorneys, who claimed that the fact that all documents in military courts are exclusively in Hebrew damages defendants' rights to due process.


Israeli defense chief proposes West Bank pullout
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Josef Federman - September 23, 2012 - 11:00pm


JERUSALEM — Israel's defense minister called for a unilateral pullout from much of the West Bank in published comments Monday, saying Israel must take "practical steps" if peace efforts with the Palestinians remain stalled.


Official: 30 years after camp massacre, justice still elusive
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
September 16, 2012 - 11:00pm


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- On the 30th anniversary of the massacre of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon's Sabra and Shatila camp, a Palestinian official stressed that no one has been brought to justice. "Those responsible for slaughtering thousands have not been punished and Palestinian refugees continue to be denied their homeland," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement Sunday.


Settlements Keep Growing Despite Migron Setback
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Nathan Jeffay - September 15, 2012 - 11:00pm


Jerusalem — Three years after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he had “no intention of building new settlements,” contractors paid by Israel’s government have constructed a brand-new, exclusively Jewish neighborhood in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


The forgotten massacre
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Independent
by Robert Fisk - (Opinion) September 14, 2012 - 11:00pm


The memories remain, of course. The man who lost his family in an earlier massacre, only to watch the young men of Chatila lined up after the new killings and marched off to death. But – like the muck piled on the garbage tip amid the concrete hovels – the stench of injustice still pervades the camps where 1,700 Palestinians were butchered 30 years ago next week.


Israeli PM orders transfer of tax revenues to cash-strapped PNA
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
September 11, 2012 - 11:00pm


JERUSALEM, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Tuesday night the transfer of 250 million NIS ( around 63 million U.S. dollars) of Palestinian tax revenues to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), which is facing a severe financial crisis.


Israel to compensate Gaza family over two sons' deaths in 2009 war
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
September 9, 2012 - 11:00pm


JERUSALEM, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The state of Israel will pay 430,000 shekels (108,000 U.S. dollars) in compensation to a Gaza family who lost both of its sons to army gunfire during the 2009 Gaza War.


Palestinians, settlers forced to share Ras al-Amud home
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Noam Dvir - September 2, 2012 - 11:00pm


Israeli settlers began moving into part of a home in east Jerusalem on Sunday, as police officers enforced a court order requiring the Palestinian family living there to vacate part of it.


Former Israeli soldiers disclose routine mistreatment of Palestinian children
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Harriet Sherwood - August 25, 2012 - 11:00pm


More than 30 former Israeli soldiers have disclosed their experiences of the treatment of Palestinian children during military operations and arrests, pointing to a pattern of abuse. A booklet of testimonies, published by Breaking the Silence, an organisation of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to publicising the day-to-day actions of the army in the occupied territories, contains descriptions of beatings, intimidation, humiliation, verbal abuse, night-time arrests and injury. Most of the children had been suspected of stone-throwing.


Israel evacuates illegal buildings in West Bank outpost
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
August 8, 2012 - 11:00pm


Israeli security forces evacuated residents and demolished several structures in an illegal West Bank outpost early Wednesday, with no clashes reported. The Maoz Esther outpost, located in the Benjamin regional council, was founded in 2007 on a private Palestinian land. It was dedicated to the memory of Esther Galia, resident of a neighboring settlement who was killed by Palestinian militants.



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