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Internal Security: February 15, 2012

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The Israeli Prison Service parole committee decided to cut the sentence of police officer Shachar Mizrahi, who shot and killed Mahmud Gnaim, when the latter tried to steal a vehicle. Mizrahi was charged and convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced (after appealing to the Supreme Court) to 30 months in prison. He will be released in April 2012, instead of February 2013.

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February 15th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Closed Society: February 15, 2012

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Settlers scared off a group of Palestinians from the village of Mamda, after they walked up to the settlement of Yitzhar to protest the uprooting of olive trees near their village.

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February 15th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Internal Security: February 15, 2012

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Police officers of the surveillance unit of the Israel Police complained of operational defects and vindictiveness from their superiors.

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February 15th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Closed Society: February 15, 2012

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Settlers punctured the tires of a vehicle, belonging to an Arab, parked at the hitchhiking stop at the “Bahad 3″ intersection in Samaria [West Bank].

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February 15th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Closed Society: February 15, 2012

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Signs were handed out by the “A Jew Does Not Evict a Jew” organization, which said: “Soldier, refuse an eviction order” [referring to the dismantlement of outposts].

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February 15th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Political: February 15, 2012

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MK Uri Orbach (The Jewish Home) put forward a piece of legislation according to which anyone who disrespects the national anthem will face a punishment of up to one year in jail.

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February 15th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Internal Security: February 15, 2012

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Two women, residents of the city of Hadera, claim they were attacked by five police officers who were searching their apartment for drugs.

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February 15th, 2012 at 2:30 pm