"Everyone does as he sees fit."--State Comptroller describes how Israeli settlers build without permits and without paying in the West Bank.
- Israeli general: IDF erred in detaining 5-year-old Palestinian boy - A week after the incident Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon clarifies protocol concerning detention of minors in the West Bank. (Haaretz+)
- No lawyers, no Arabic speakers: IDF court judge condemns Israel Police interrogations of Palestinian minors - Threats, coached responses and incomplete recording of interviews - just some of the ways investigators violate the rights of young suspects in the West Bank, court says. (Haaretz+)
- State Comptroller's report: Israel losing millions to settlers who don't pay land leasing fees - State comptroller's report urges Civil Administration, Israel Lands Administration and Finance Ministry to collect leasing fees. (Haaretz+)
- Worshipers confront Israel deputy FM on Aqsa visit - Israeli deputy FM Zeev Elkin entered the compound through the Moroccan gate accompanied by a group of settlers and armed Israeli forces. Minutes after arriving in the compound Elkin was surrounded by worshipers, students and mosque guards, pressuring him to leave. (Maan)
- 5 Palestinian journalists injured at Qalandia protest - Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades to disperse a protest, which was part of a worldwide campaign calling for freedom of movement for Palestinian journalists. (Maan)
- Israeli forces shoot, injure man at Nabi Saleh protest - Mahmoud Tamimi, 22, was shot in the leg with live fire during the protest, his relatives said on social media. The bullet severed a main artery in Tamimi's thigh and he remains in a serious condition, his family added. Israeli forces also assaulted a Palestinian photographer and smashed his camera. (Maan)
- Israel's Public Security Minister warns against major protests over Bedouin relocation plan - Aharonovitch has already said 400 more policemen would be needed to prepare for what is likely to occur when so-called Prawer plan goes into effect. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
- Senior members of Druze community: If land is not rezoned for us to build, we will start an intifada - Outrage in the Druze community after an Acre court ruled yesterday that Lt. Col. (res.) Yasser Khatib of Beit Jan will serve four months in prison, have a three months suspended sentence, be fined 300,000 shekels and have the bungalows he built without a permit on agricultural land destroyed. The problem of lack of zoning by the State for construction in the Druze villages is seething under the surface. (Maariv, p. 10/NRG Hebrew)
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