The Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem says that the recent detentions of Palestinian youths, aimed at quelling stone-throwing in E. Jerusalem, violates Israeli law.
At age 21, Wafa al-Biss was arrested at the Israeli border with explosives sewn into her underwear. Five years later, she and some 1,000 other jailed Palestinians may be released as part of a deal to free Israeli Sgt. Gilad Shalit.
In an interview, Baraah Malki – one of the first of 20 female Palestinian prisoners to be released by Israel in exchange for a video of kidnapped soldier Shalit – talks about her time in prison.
A unanimous decision on Wednesday ordered stronger charges for a soldier who shot at a blindfolded protester. Netanyahu allies seek more conservative justices to counter perceived liberalism.
Mohammed Hassuna says he was recently arrested by the Israeli Navy while fishing within the legal zone, and forced to strip down and swim to the gunboat.
The recording's release comes as the UN Security Council prepares to discussa resolution demanding the halt of Israeli settlement construction.