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Protect the Palestinian Village of Al-Mughayyir

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An occupying power has obligations. Under the Fourth Geneva Convention, an occupier must see to the safety of the population living under occupation. That includes protecting its rights, including property rights and the right to earn a living.

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What has been happening in recent months in the central West Bank Palestinian village of Al-Mughayyir — which climaxed yesterday when one Palestinian was shot and killed and another 15 were injured in clashes with settlers and Israel Defense Forces troops next to the settlement of Adi Ad — again proves the extent to which Israel, its police and its army are showing disregard for the law.

The popular protest in Al-Mughayyir, which takes the form of weekly marches through the village lands, began two months ago after residents gave up on the promised evacuation........

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