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Occupation Hell in Palestine

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Under Article 11(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:

"The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions."

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Israel scoffs. It spurns all international law and its own because who'll hold it accountable? Destruction of Palestinian property has nothing to do with military necessity. Israel does what it wants with impunity because world leaders who matter literally let it get away with murder.

On September 20, Al Haq headlined "Palestinian Man Assaulted while Unconscious by Israeli Soldiers in al-Nabi Saleh," saying:

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For nearly three years, al-Nabi Saleh residents demonstrated peacefully on Fridays. At issue is expropriation of their land and water.

In response, Israel repeats what it always does. It used excessive and disproportionate force. It conducted numerous night raids and arrests.

Last week, several homes were raided. Three arrests were made. Ziad Abd-alRazq al-Tamimi, Muhammad Atiyya-al-Tamimi, and Omar Saleh Dar-Ayoub were targeted.

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Rubber bullets fired at point blank range injured Omar. He lost consciousness. He was detained and assaulted while unconscious. Palestinian Red Crescent Society paramedics were prevented from providing medical aid.

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