Violations Bulletin - Issue 8 - April 2011

Situation Report
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April 2011 - overview

During the month of April, DCIPalestine documented the killing of a nine-year-old boy during an Israeli attack in Gaza City on 8 April 2011; an incident of soldier violence against a 17-year-old boy in Hebron, and an incident of settler violence against a 13-year-old boy in Nablus.

On 14 April 2011, three members of the UN fact-finding mission to Gaza issued a statement in response to Richard Goldstone's op-ed in the Washington Post earlier this month, in which he "reconsidered‟ parts of the fact-finding mission's report. His coauthors stated that they "firmly stand by the conclusions‟ of the report, and added that "there is no justification for any demand or expectation for reconsideration of the report as nothing of substance has appeared that would in any way change the context, findings or conclusions of that report with respect to any of the parties to the Gaza conflict.‟

Investigations into the murder of a settler family in the settlement of Itamar in the West Bank led to the capture of two teens from the village of Awarta. According to some news reports, one of the teens who confessed to the crime is 17 years old.