Israel Spraying Herbicides Inside Gaza Violates International Law

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man The Israeli army is continuing to spray dangerous herbicides on agricultural fields inside the Gaza Strip, three years since +972 Magazine first reported on the practice. This week, three Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups sent… Continue Reading  

A State that Belongs to Only Some of Its Citizens

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man There is a form on the Israeli Interior Ministry’s website, where one can order duplicate and translated copies of a birth certificate. On that form is a drop-down menu, above which it is written: “Nationality.” In that… Continue Reading  

Hiding the Occupation Doesn’t Make It Go Away

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man If an Israeli soldier beats a Palestinian and no one is there to catch it on video, did it really happen? That is the question a group of Israeli lawmakers seems determined to find out. A new… Continue Reading  

The Israeli army’s war on consciousness

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man “In the past few months we at the IDF Spokesperson’s Office have come to the understanding that we are actually conducting media operations,” IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis told a room full of Israeli journalists earlier… Continue Reading  

A State-Sponsored Mass Shooting

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Israeli army sharpshooters and snipers have shot over 1,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters inside the Gaza Strip in the past week, killing more than 30 people. This past Friday, at least six Palestinian journalists were reportedly among those shot at… Continue Reading