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Israel Uses Facebook to Nab Draft Dodgers

Watch what you post....

(Newser) - Women of Israel, think twice before you make that Facebook post: The Israeli military says it has caught more than 1,000 female draft dodgers by monitoring their Facebook pages. In Israel, military service is compulsory for both genders, but Jewish women can be exempted for religious reasons. Except, say,... More »

Photos Show Alleged Israeli Troop Misconduct

Former soldiers release photos

(Newser) - A group of former soldiers has released three pictures that it says show Israeli soldiers committing misdeeds during Israel’s 2008-2009 Gaza offensive . One image show soldiers pointing a rifle at a man who could be a Palestinian detainee; another shows a man with a rifle in what appears to... More »

Israelis Seize Gaza-Bound Irish Aid Ship

Forces encounter no resistance from activists

(Newser) - Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel without meeting resistance yesterday, preventing it from breaking an Israeli maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody. The military said its forces boarded the 1,200-ton Rachel Corrie from the sea, not helicopters. Army spokeswoman Lt. Col.... More »

10 Killed as Israelis Storm Gaza Aid Ships

Dozens of mostly Turkish protesters injured

(Newser) - At least 10 pro-Palestinian activists were killed and dozens injured early today when Israeli troops stormed ships laden with aid for Gaza. The troops clashed with some 600 mostly Turkish protesters who confronted soldiers attempting to halt the 6-ship flotilla in international waters. The convoy was attempting to deliver aid... More »

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