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Military and Security Forces: April 16, 2012

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83 reserve soldiers and officers who served under Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner in recent years sent a letter in his support to the IDF Chief of Staff and Minister of Defense.  In the letter they asked to show their “support and respect for a moral and ethical commanded” who was filmed hitting a Danish activist in the face using his rifle.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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April 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 16, 2012

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A Military Police soldier lodged a  complaint against Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner – the deputy commander of the IDF’s Jordan Valley Brigade, filmed assaulting a Danish pro-Palestinian activist with his rifle but – claiming the Lt. Col. threatened the soldier he would “break his face” after the soldier stopped him for exceeding the speed limit.

(Hebrew - Nana10)

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April 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Internal Security: April 16, 2012

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More than 400 foreign residents included in the Shin Bet’s black list of pro-Palestinian activists participating in a demonstrative fly-in were not activists and were put on the list without any concrete information about them. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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April 16th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

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Closed Society: April 16, 2012

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Settlers pepper-sprayed a Palestinian who was walking in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City at night.

(Hebrew - HaKol HaYehudi)

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April 16th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Closed Society: April 16, 2012

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Jews injured an Arab-Israeli in the head during a brawl that broke out between Jews and Arabs at the Gan HaShlosha (Sakhne) natural spring resort.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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April 16th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 16, 2012

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Israel Border Police officers beat and detained a 9-year-old boy from Hebron because he entered a closed military zone near a house from which settlers were recently evicted.  A medical examination determined that the boy suffered from wounds to his throat and had bruises on his back and chest. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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April 16th, 2012 at 8:23 pm