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Archive for February 6th, 2012

Political: February 6, 2012

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Responding to the refusal of 260 teachers to participate in tours of Hebron organized by the Ministry of Education, Education Minister Gideon Saar (Likud) stated that the tours are not political in nature.

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February 6th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 6, 2012

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An Air Force communications officer erased the names of deserters from the computer systems of several bases in order to pass an inspection.

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February 6th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Closed Society: February 6, 2012

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Jews assaulted an Arab bus driver against whom complaints have been filed for harassment of female Jewish bus riders.

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February 6th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Internal Security: February 6, 2012

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A 13 year old boy from Majdal Shams was held for questioning by police after he published a facebook status demanding the Hermon tourism site be opened to the public for free.

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February 6th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Closed Society: February 6, 2012

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Settlers accompanied by soldiers clashed with Palestinians who were attempting to prevent them from planting trees on land belonging to a Palestinian resident of the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the settlement of Kedumim.

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February 6th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Local Government: February 6, 2012

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The City of Jerusalem decided to extend a parking arrangement in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City, permitting parking in the quarter to Jews only.

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February 6th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Internal Security: February 6, 2012

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A committee in the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services has repeatedly denied Yaakov Hassan, a prisoner convicted of murder and incarcerated for the past 26 years, his furlough requests, even though the relevant Prison Service committee approved a furlough more than six years ago, saying his behavior was acceptable.  The reason provided for the refusal in 2006 was that Hassan might pose a threat to his wife, who died in 1987.

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February 6th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 6, 2012

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The commanding officer of battalion 74 of the tank corps, Lt. Col. Muli Cohen, was removed from his post because he gave a false report to his superiors following an incident in which one of his soldiers was left behind after an operation in the village of Budrus in the West Bank.

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February 6th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Closed Society: February 6, 2012

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The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel has sent a letter to the Minister of Education and the director of the ministry requesting that disciplinary proceedings be opened against a group of teachers who announced that they will refuse to tour Hebron with their students.

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February 6th, 2012 at 2:22 pm