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Israeli troops clash with Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum Israeli troops clash with Palestinian demonstrators following a weekly demonstration against Israeli Jewish settlements, in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum, Sept. 4, 2020 (AP photo by Majdi Mohammed).

Can Biden Repair the Damage of Trump’s Israel-Palestine Policy?

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

Harun Abu Aram was shot in the neck on the first day of the New Year. In a confrontation captured on film, the 24-year-old Palestinian, along with several other men, can be seen tussling with Israeli soldiers who had been trying to seize a village generator in the West Bank’s South Hebron hills—before a single shot rings out. Over a month later, Abu Aram remains in critical condition in a Hebron hospital, paralyzed from the neck down.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the Israeli Defense Forces claimed that there had been a “violent disturbance” involving “around 150 Palestinians” who had engaged in “stone-throwing on a massive scale.” The soldiers, it said, simply “responded using measures to disperse the crowd and fired into the air.” ...

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