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This report presents detailed information on the events that took place on the night metal detectors were removed on yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In addition to torture and ill-treatment, sponge bullets and stun grenades were fired at worshippers.
Late in November 2017, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) published a summary special report, documenting a series of regulations and legislative initiatives introduced by the current 20th Knesset. These reflect a systematic, frenetic effort made by the ruling right wing to promote and consolidate its positions and power in various spheres by means of curtailing the democratic space in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to release the Israelis detained by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu indicated that he would use the corpses of five martyrs of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, which Israel detains, as a pressure card.
According a report by Alex Fishman, military analyst of Yedioth Ahronoth, high level Israeli political and security circles have expressed concern at the increasingly strong alliance between Russia, Iran and Turkey, particularly in light of the Russian position which supports the presence of Iranian forces in Syria.
A new report of the Macro Center for Political Economics shows that the Israeli government spending on settlements and settlers in all aspects of life is more than double their percentage of the total population of Israel. This is particularly the case in government-sponsored settlement construction. While settlers comprised 4.5% of the total Israeli population, settlement construction accounted for 10.2% of the total government construction. This percentage does not include settlers in settlement quarters in occupied Jerusalem.