Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: March 15, 2019

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'Endless Trip to Hell': Israel Jails Hundreds of Palestinian Boys a Year. These Are Their Testimonies,

They’re seized in the dead of night, blindfolded and cuffed, abused and manipulated to confess to crimes they didn’t commit. Every year Israel arrests almost 1,000 Palestinian youngsters, some of them not yet 13.

What support for Ilhan Omar tells us about the left,

The rising tie between black activism and pro-Palestinian advocacy.

71% of Israeli Jews find Israeli control over the Palestinians immoral,

A new survey by the Van Leer Institute, in cooperation with the Citizens Accord Forum and the Shaharit Institute, revealed on Thursday that 71% of the Jewish public in Israel thinks there is a moral problem with Israel’s control over the Palestinians.

A Palestinian Farmer Finds Dead Lambs in His Well. He Knows Who's to Blame,

The carcasses of some 10 sheep and lambs were dumped into Ibrahim Salah’s well. The poisoning of its water is only one instance of what the people of his village endure at the hands of settlers from nearby Havat Gilad.


Shoot and abandon: Israel barring wounded Gazan protesters' access to medical care,

According to figures released by WHO, from the start of the demonstrations through January 2019, 493 applications to exit Gaza via Erez Crossing for medical treatment in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) or Israel had been submitted. Only 85 (17%) of the requests were approved, while 408 (83%) were rejected.

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rockets fired toward Tel Aviv,

Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza early on Friday after Israel’s military said militants had fired two rockets toward the city of Tel Aviv.