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/ Josh Paul: ‘Israel declared charity who raised alarm over rape in Israeli prison a terrorist entity’ (December 2023)

[…] Former US State Department official, Josh Paul, said Israel declared a charity a terrorist entity after it raised allegations about the rape of a 13-year-old boy in an Israeli prison. Paul made the comments while speaking with Christiane Amanpour on CNN on Monday.

Middle East Eye. Josh Paul: ‘Israel Declared Charity Who Raised Alarm over Rape in Israeli Prison a Terrorist Entity.’ 2023. YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrb_cb6-rHIn or https://yewtu.be?v=Zrb_cb6-rHI.

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oatmeal OP ,
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[cont’d] About the Leahy Law

[…] The U.S. government considers torture, extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance, and rape under color of law as GVHRs when implementing the Leahy law. Incidents are examined on a fact-specific basis. The State Department Leahy law includes an exception permitting resumption of assistance to a unit if the Secretary of State determines and reports to Congress that the government of the country is taking effective steps to bring the responsible members of the security forces unit to justice.

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from

  • Why I Delayed Biden’s Motorcade for -

As an American Jew, I am compelled to embrace the power of my own voice, and refuse complicity with collective violence.

has a section about [ disallowing a investigation of on Oct. 7.]


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https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/delayed-biden-s-motorcade-gaza

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/ "All the Evidence of Hamas Rape on October 7" So Far

Haaretz's Liza Rozovsky attempts to reconstruct sexual violence evidence on October 7th, based on what's known so far to investigators, not avoiding mentioning the falsifications by volunteers, the Israeli government failure to acknowledge the UN special report, and one confession so far from militant (who's a prisoner of war) Manar Qassem.

[...] "The real problem is the ability to go to trial on the basis of admissible evidence of a sufficient level for a court" to convict, a senior source in the State Prosecutor's Office told Haaretz, with regard to the investigation. "The investigators are leaving no stone unturned in trying to obtain evidence, every day brings new things. The last word has not yet been said."

[...] Thus, with no charges regarding the sexual attacks having yet been presented to the court, Haaretz spoke with dozens of sources who are dealing with the subject, in an effort to map out the evidence, testimonies and other findings that establish that sex crimes were committed, and to understand what material is still missing.

[...] At the conclusion of the UN report, Patten recommended both to the enforcement agencies in Israel and to international bodies "to bring all perpetrators, regardless of rank or affiliation, to justice based on individual, superior and command responsibility," and she urged Israel to sign a cooperation framework with her office in order to improve the mechanisms of justice dealing with sexual violence. "Patten came with clean hands and courage," Ben-Or says. "I think we should extend a hand and grab this help."

[...] The politicians in Israel did exactly the opposite. Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz chose to attack "the silencing of the sex crimes" by the UN precisely after the report was submitted and resonated widely in the world media.

Rozovsky, Liza. "15 witnesses, three confessions, a pattern of naked dead bodies. All the evidence of Hamas rape on October 7." Haaretz, 18 Apr. 2024, https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2024-04-18/ty-article-magazine/.premium/witnesses-confessions-naked-dead-bodies-all-the-evidence-of-hamas-rape-on-oct-7/0000018e-f114-d92e-abfe-f77f7e3f0000 or https://archive.ph/6A3fD.

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estelle , to ㅤBiㅤ
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The social norm is constructed: not naturally occurring but created by the society in which it is found.
Hence there are no actions which in themselves are inherently or universally condemned by all societies at all times. Deviance is thus situational and contextual.

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Margot Déage: "A girl who does not belong to a boy or a man can fall into the category of whore at any time, whatever her clothes or sexual practices."

Margot Déage: "Being in a position to say who’s a whore and who’s a good girl is a power in itself within the girls’ group, a power that is strongly mobilised by certain girls. The ones who can fall, in general, are the hardest on the matter."

(fr) https://www.radiofrance.fr/franceculture/podcasts/france-culture-va-plus-loin-l-invite-e-des-matins/violences-au-college-e-reputation-et-mauvais-genre-5265267

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18+ sonjdol , to genderhistory group
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This is one of the most traumatizing texts that I have read in a long time. Kudos to the interviewers who actually recorded those interviews.
The text is open access.

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Military Intimacies: Peruvian Veterans and Narratives about Sex and Violence | Latin American Research Review | Cambridge Core
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/latin-american-research-review/article/military-intimacies-peruvian-veterans-and-narratives-about-sex-and-violence/23DB72517E40E67D050D9E7E6B836FA5

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In an Abusive State: How Neoliberalism Appropriated the Feminist Movement Against Sexual Violence by Kristin Bumiller

In an Abusive State puts forth a powerful argument: that the feminist campaign to stop sexual violence has entered into a problematic alliance with the neoliberal state.

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    / UN experts [*] appalled by reported human rights violations against Palestinian women and girls

    […] Palestinian women and girls have reportedly been arbitrarily executed in Gaza, often together with family members, including their children, according to information received.

    […] Many have reportedly been subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment, denied menstruation pads, food and medicine, and severely beaten. On at least one occasion, Palestinian women detained in Gaza were allegedly kept in a cage in the rain and cold, without food.

    “We are particularly distressed by reports that Palestinian women and girls in detention have also been subjected to multiple forms of sexual assault, such as being stripped naked and searched by male Israeli army officers. At least two female Palestinian detainees were reportedly raped while others were reportedly threatened with rape and sexual violence,”

    [*] The experts: Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences; Francesca Albanese, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967; Dorothy Estrada Tanck (Chair), Claudia Flores, Ivana Krstić, Haina Lu, and Laura Nyirinkindi, Working group on discrimination against women and girls.

    https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2024/02/israelopt-un-experts-appalled-reported-human-rights-violations-against

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    / UN experts [*] appalled by reported human rights violations against Palestinian women and girls

    […] Palestinian women and girls have reportedly been arbitrarily executed in Gaza, often together with family members, including their children, according to information received.

    […] Many have reportedly been subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment, denied menstruation pads, food and medicine, and severely beaten. On at least one occasion, Palestinian women detained in Gaza were allegedly kept in a cage in the rain and cold, without food.

    “We are particularly distressed by reports that Palestinian women and girls in detention have also been subjected to multiple forms of sexual assault, such as being stripped naked and searched by male Israeli army officers. At least two female Palestinian detainees were reportedly raped while others were reportedly threatened with rape and sexual violence,”
    [*] The experts: Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences; Francesca Albanese, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967; Dorothy Estrada Tanck (Chair), Claudia Flores, Ivana Krstić, Haina Lu, and Laura Nyirinkindi, Working group on discrimination against women and girls.

    https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2024/02/israelopt-un-experts-appalled-reported-human-rights-violations-against

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    Norobiik , to Random stuff
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    has said it has informed the families of 31 people held in the territory since 7 October that their relatives are dead. The news came as the Qatari prime minister said had given a “generally positive” response to proposals for a deal trading a break in the fighting and release of prisoners for the return of more .

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/06/fifth-of-remaining-hostages-in-gaza-are-dead-report-says

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    The panel of experts said there was evidence of a least two cases of , alongside other cases of and threats of rape. , the UN special rapporteur on violence against women and girls, said the true extent of could be significantly higher.

    Claims of Israeli sexual assault of Palestinian women are credible, UN panel says | - war
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/22/claims-of-israeli-sexual-assault-of-palestinian-women-are-credible-un-panel-says

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    /the "topics document" [מסמך הצירים] was drafted in 1988 to regulate the release of sensitive documents from state archives [*]

    The criteria according to which the governmental archives (the IDF Archive and the State Archive) decide whether to expose or conceal historical documentation - are not sufficiently transparent to the public. These criteria are also not fixed and have changed over the years.

    "The Topics Document" [מסמך הצירים], alongside additional related historical documentation, was itself concealed and closed to review for many years. Only after three years of insistence with the State Archive was it finally transferred to the ["footprints"] Institute.

    So what are the sensitive issues, pertaining to IDF's image, Israel might like to conceal from scrutiny by researches?

    One of those "sensitive topics" defined in the document is material that portrays the IDF as an occupying army devoid of moral foundations, which could harm its image as a moral army. Under this topic, eight concrete issues were listed, including:

    • Violent conduct against the Arab population and acts of cruelty (killing, murder not necessitated by combat, rape, looting, pillage)

    • Desecration of holy sites (desecration of churches, mosques and cemeteries)

    • Criminal acts (theft, looting of property, forgeries and destruction of evidence)

    • Atrocities committed against Jewish women (rape)

    • Atrocities committed by IDF divisions [in the War of Independence]: (Hula, Khisas, Eilaboun, Duwayma, etc.).

    Another topic is aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict itself, Israel would like to avoid making public due to national security concerns:

    • Expulsion of Palestinians: Policy of retaliation against infiltrators; orders to harm infiltrators even in case of doubt

    • Establishing policy against return of Palestinians to their lands

    • Evacuation of Palestinian settlements and residents (Majdal, today "Ashkelon")

    • Violent conduct against prisoners contrary to the Geneva Convention (killing); not taking notice of white flags

    • Bombing of civilian facilities (bombing of hospitals to refugee camps Gaza, El Burj)

    [*] Declassification of government papers according to the thirty years limit, by law, led to the emergence of the "New Historians" in Israel [Avi Shlaim, Ilan Pappe, Benny Morris ...], who are known, collectively, to have challenged Israel's Zionist narrative of the Israel-Palestinian conflict

    The original document, in Hebrew, can be seen here: https://www.akevot.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1988-09-topics-document_redacted.pdf

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    /on the "topics document" [מסמך הצירים] was drafted in 1988 to regulate the release of sensitive documents from state archives [*]

    The criteria according to which the governmental archives (the IDF Archive and the State Archive) decide whether to expose or conceal historical documentation - are not sufficiently transparent to the public. These criteria are also not fixed and have changed over the years.

    "The Topics Document" [מסמך הצירים], alongside additional related historical documentation, was itself concealed and closed to review for many years. Only after three years of insistence with the State Archive was it finally transferred to the ["footprints"] Institute.

    So what are the sensitive issues, pertaining to IDF's image, Israel might like to conceal from scrutiny by researches?

    One of those "sensitive topics" defined in the document is material that portrays the IDF as an occupying army devoid of moral foundations, which could harm its image as a moral army. Under this topic, eight concrete issues were listed, including:

    • Violent conduct against the Arab population and acts of cruelty (killing, murder not necessitated by combat, rape, looting, pillage)

    • Desecration of holy sites (desecration of churches, mosques and cemeteries)

    • Criminal acts (theft, looting of property, forgeries and destruction of evidence)

    • Atrocities committed against Jewish women (rape)

    • Atrocities committed by IDF divisions [in the War of Independence]: (Hula, Khisas, Eilaboun, Duwayma, etc.).

    Another topic is aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict itself, Israel would like to avoid making public due to national security concerns:

    • Expulsion of Palestinians: Policy of retaliation against infiltrators; orders to harm infiltrators even in case of doubt

    • Establishing policy against return of Palestinians to their lands

    • Evacuation of Palestinian settlements and residents (Majdal, today "Ashkelon")

    • Violent conduct against prisoners contrary to the Geneva Convention (killing); not taking notice of white flags

    • Bombing of civilian facilities (bombing of hospitals to refugee camps Gaza, El Burj)

    [*] Declassification of government papers according to the thirty years limit, by law, led to the emergence of the "New Historians" in Israel [Avi Shlaim, Ilan Pappe, Benny Morris ...], who are known, collectively, to have challenged Israel's Zionist narrative of the Israel-Palestinian conflict

    The original document, in Hebrew, can be seen here: https://www.akevot.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1988-09-topics-document_redacted.pdf

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    [?] / "I thought she was a terrorist" ... I acted as if "in a military drill"

    [2011] Erez Efratti, a Chief of Staff's security guard, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempting to commit sodomy on a young woman at the end of his bachelor party, claimed that his state that evening caused him to act "as if in a military drill."

    [...] Erez Efrati, the former security guard of the Chief of Staff, who was convicted of attempted sodomy, assault and battery, and causing injury, and sentenced to 8 years in prison, requested a reduction in his sentence because according to him, he thought the complainant was a terrorist and therefore acted according to his training as a security guard.

    Hebrew https://archive.is/wip/sdiCK

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    The Politics of Trauma and Integrity: Stories of Japanese "Comfort Women"

    The Politics of Trauma and Integrity uses the lenses of gender and trauma to tell the stories of narratives testified by two contrasting Japanese "comfort women" survivors.

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    The CEO of , Mark , has personally and repeatedly thwarted initiatives to improve the wellbeing of teenagers on and , sometimes directly bypassing some of his most senior lieutenants, according to internal communications made public as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the company:
    https://www.mass.gov/news/ag-campbell-files-lawsuit-against-meta-instagram-for-unfair-and-deceptive-practices-that-harm-young-people

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    "It appears that the New York Times manipulated a working-class Mizrahi family in the service of Israeli hasbara in order to score a journalistic achievement, which in reality is nothing more than a repetition of fake news and government propaganda."

    : https://mondoweiss.net/2024/01/family-of-key-case-in-new-york-times-october-7-sexual-violence-report-renounces-story-says-reporters-manipulated-them/ @israel

    estelle OP ,
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    "New doubts are emerging about the New York Times’s coverage of sexual violence in the October 7 attack. The paper must explain why it broke its own rules by hiring a clearly biased writer who endorsed racist and violent rhetoric toward Palestinians."

    James North: https://mondoweiss.net/2024/02/extraordinary-charges-of-bias-emerge-against-nytimes-reporter-anat-schwartz/

    Norobiik , to Random stuff
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    — After a long journey from , more than 100 American citizens and their families have entered through the . Jonathan Webster, the in Cairo's consul general, said some of those families are telling him they ran out of food and water during their journeys.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/live-blog/israel-hamas-war-live-updates-rcna123954#rcrd24711

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    The lack of a synchronised collection system could mean that a full accounting of the violence would never be reached, and could hinder attempts at justice in international legal forums, the paper said, referencing by way of comparison the painstaking work undertaken by the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office in documenting Russian .

    women’s groups warn of failure to keep evidence of in attacks
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/10/israel-womens-groups-warn-of-failure-to-keep-evidence-of-sexual-violence-in-hamas-attacks

    Norobiik OP ,
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    On Wednesday, a UN commission of inquiry investigating on both sides of the - conflict said it would focus on gathering evidence of in the October 7 attacks.

    , for Israeli victims too: war drives wedge between French feminists
    https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20231204-metoo-for-israeli-victims-too-gaza-war-drives-wedge-between-french-feminists

    anne_kreft , to politicalscience group
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    Is sexual violence exceptional?

    Mattias Agerberg and I address this question in our article, published open access in the newest issue of the Journal of

    In survey experiments in U.S., Sweden and UK we find that respondents are more likely to support intervention in armed if there is widespread , compared to widespread ethnic violence, generally or torture

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    https://doi.org/10.1177/00223433221092960

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