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Israel closes Gaza, West Bank crossings

13 Oct 2019; MEMO: The Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday morning shut down Karam Abu Salem and Beit Hanoun crossings, southeast and north of the Gaza Strip, for Jewish holidays, Palestine Information Center reported.

The administration of Beit Hanoun crossing announced that it would be closed on Sunday for Palestinians, except for emergencies and VIPs, until 2:00 pm.

On their day of release, Israel places Palestinian prisoners in administrative detention

11 Oct 2019; MEMO: Israeli occupation authorities are placing Palestinian prisoners in administrative detention on the last day of their formal sentence, reported human rights group B’Tselem.

As the group explains in their latest briefing, Israeli occupation authorities use two procedures to imprison Palestinians from the West Bank: “criminal and administrative”.

Jewish terrorist involved in Duma operation prepares to join Israel army

11 Oct 2019; MEMO: Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Thursday that a Jewish terrorist who participated in the killing of members of the Dawabsheh family in the village of Duma, in the occupied West Bank, is currently located in an Israeli military establishment in preparation to join the Israeli army. Thus, Israel follows a policy of integrating terrorists who kill Palestinians in cold blood, as in the case of the killer and soldier to be, Elor Azaria.

Israel court sentences Palestinian to 18 years, $142,000 fine

10 Oct 2019; MEMO: Israeli military court in Ofer Prison sentenced Palestinian prisoner Raed Badwan to 18 years in prison and a 500,000 shekel ($142,760) fine, the PLO’s Prisoners and Freed Prisoners’ Committee said yesterday.

Badwan, 57 and from Badow Village in Jerusalem, has been in prison since 6 August 2015 and has attended 56 hearings.

Israel to build camps as preparation for displacing Arab citizens

8 Oct 2019; MEMO: Israel’s District Planning and Building Committee considered a plan on Sunday submitted by the Bedouin Settlement Authority in the Negev which aims to build camps as preparation for the displacement of 36,000 Arab citizens, Arab48.com has reported. The plan targets Palestinian-Arab residents within Israel who live in Bedouin villages “unrecognised” by the Israeli occupation government.

Israeli PM's pre-indictment hearing concludes: lawyer

Jerusalem, Oct 8 (AFP) A four-day hearing into allegations of corruption against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to an end on Monday, one of his lawyers said.

"The hearing ended tonight," the premier's lawyer, Yossi Ashkenazy, told reporters.

"We presented all our arguments which must, logically, confirm that all the indictments must be annulled," he added.

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