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The international community has normalised Israel's colonial violence

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Israel's dependence on being able to act with absolute impunity through its military and other institutions, as well as its illegal settlers, continues to leave a trail of oppressive destruction for the people of occupied Palestine. Indeed, nobody is safe from Israeli belligerence.

Towards the end of July, for example, the offices of Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) in Al-Bireh were raided by Israeli forces in the early hours of the morning. Israeli soldiers confiscated six computers, two laptops, hard drives and files related to Palestinian child detainees who are being tried in Israel's military courts. DCIP was given no reason for the raid.

"As the Israeli government becomes increasingly emboldened and acts to criminalise legitimate human rights and humanitarian work carried out by Palestinian human rights and civil society organisations," said DCIP's general director Khaled Quzmar, "I am deeply concerned that politically motivated prosecutions in Israel's military court system will become the norm."


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