Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz.com

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Past articles by Hagar:

Dozens of Israeli Lawmakers Call for Release of Settlers Detained Without Trial Following Hawara Pogrom

The lawmakers from Israel's coalition called on Defense Minister Gallant to stop arresting settlers without trial, 'as if they were the enemy of the state' → Read More

Videos From Hawara Rampage Indicate Depth of Israeli Authorities’ Failure

Settlers were already rioting in Hawara in the afternoon, hours before hundreds of them lit fires and threw stones there. Haaretz mapped out the main damage in the town → Read More

Two Settlers Placed in Administrative Detention Over Hawara Riot

The two were placed in detention without trial and barred from meeting lawyers until midnight ■ Attorneys file appeal against the decision ■ Total of four Jews held over deadly rampage → Read More

Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli at West Bank Settler Farm

The incident comes after Hamas claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on Thursday night in central Tel Aviv that wounded three Israelis → Read More

Israel Arrested 18 Settlers Who Rampaged Through Hawara Last Year. Only One Has Been Charged

In January 2022, a convoy of around 30 cars drove through Hawara, attacking locals as they drove through the town. Yesh Din: 'Israel is not interested in dealing with settler violence' → Read More

Four Palestinians, Including One Girl, Wounded by Settlers in Hawara

'The pogroms in Hawara continue also as part of the settlers' Purim celebrations, backed by the government and lack of enforcement by the authorities,' the Yesh Din organization says → Read More

Court Shortens Detention Without Trial for Israeli Settler Involved in Hawara Rampage

The administrative detention of another settler involved in the rampage on the Palestinian town of Hawara was also shortened by a month on Sunday night → Read More

Zionist Fantasies Mixed With Sober Look at Sexual Assault in New Israeli TV Series

The Israeli series 'Chanshi' sheds light on American-Jewish stereotypes of Israelis, and vice versa, while stressing the need to understand sexual violence outside the normal gender equation → Read More

Israel to Impose Closure of Palestinian Territories During Purim

Policy renews after last Purim was the first in five years not to see a closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip → Read More

Israeli Lightly Wounded in West Bank Shooting Attack

A gunman shot at the Israeli, aged about 65, while he was in his car near Hebron. → Read More

Israeli Settlers Seen Throwing Stones at Palestinian Houses in West Bank as Soldiers Stand by

In a video documenting the incident, the rioters are seen vandalizing trees and throwing stones, as soldiers stand by without trying to stop or detain them. According to Israeli NGO Yesh Din which published the video, three Palestinian houses were damaged → Read More

Israel Detains Two Suspects in Hawara Riot Minutes After Court Releases Them

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant signed rarely used administrative detention orders against two suspected ringleaders of rampage in West Bank town → Read More

Out of Hundreds of Rampaging Israeli Settlers, Only One Remains in Custody

Six Israelis were detained on the night of the rampage in the West Bank town of Hawara. After a court hearing, five of them were released and one was sentenced to four days of house arrest → Read More

American-Israeli Killed in West Bank Shooting Attack Identified as Connecticut Native Elan Ganeles

The 27-year-old U.S. citizen was visiting Israel for a wedding when he was shot and wounded near the Dead Sea. He was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours later → Read More

Israeli Critically Wounded in West Bank Shooting

The shooting took place near the Dead Sea. The Israeli victim is currently unconscious → Read More

'It's Forbidden to Harm the Army,' Mourning Parents Say as Sons Laid to Rest

Thousands attended the funeral on Monday of 21-year-old Hillel Yaniv and 19-year-old Yagel Yaniv in the West Bank settlement of Har Bracha, after they were shot to death in a terror attack in the city of Hawara → Read More

Despite Netanyahu Pledge, Far-right Ally Smotrich Vows to Expand West Bank Settlements

Netanyahu earlier told the U.S. that he would freeze settlement construction in the West Bank after a wave of international criticism → Read More

Seismic Political Events Took Place in Diyarbakir Long Before the Quakes Struck

At least 20 buildings collapsed in Diyarbakir when the earthquake hit. But The Kurdish-majority Turkish city is used to seeing buildings destroyed, following a bloody war ■ How will it be rebuilt, and will become an unlikely tourist attraction? → Read More

West Bank Outposts Israel Decided to Legalize Are on Disputed Lands

Clarifying the legal status of lands, a process which is required before declaring a piece of land as 'state land,' has not been done in the case of outposts that the Israeli cabinet voted to legalize on Sunday. The NGO Peace Now found that as many as 38 percent may be privately owned by Palestinians → Read More

Methkal Rayyan Was Shot Dead by Israeli Settlers. Witnesses Who Can Identify the Settlers Who Killed Him Were Not Questioned

Eyewitnesses told Haaretz the deadly confrontation began when settlers from a nearby illegal outpost went to a building site in West Bank village and threatened workers → Read More