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Closed Society: April 18, 2012

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The third study booklet in the third grade Hebrew language and reading comprehension textbook series “Lomdim Lehatzliah” (studying to succeed), includes a short story, titled “Shabbat Saved the Shabbat Observer,” in which people who do not observe the Sabbath are murdered. (Ha’aretz)

(Ha’aretz - Hebrew)

Internal Security: April 18, 2012

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Three weeks after being disqualified as a candidate for the position of Commander of the Israel Prison Service due to inappropriate relations with a female officer, Gundar (Major-General) Eli Gabizon took part in a committee which approved the promotion of the same officer to a senior position in the Israel Prison Service.

(Ynet - Hebrew)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Internal Security: April 18, 2012

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Former Kiryat Malakhi police station chief Amir Kimchi was sentanced to 250  hours of community service after being convicted of breach of trust.  Kimchi forged crime statistics handled by his station so that they would reflect a decrease in property crime.

(Hebrew - News1)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Settlers and Settlements: April 18, 2012

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Settlers threw stones at a Palestinian standing in his balcony in the village of Kifl Haris, hitting him in the chest, pepper-sprayed another Palestinian, and punctured the tires of vehicles in the village.

(Hebrew - HaKol HaYehudi)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Settlers and Settlements: April 18, 2012

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Settlers pepper-sprayed and beat a Palestinian laborer in the settlement of Beitar Illit.

(Hebrew - HaKol HaYehudi)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Settlers and Settlements: April 18, 2012

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A Palestinian family was evicted from its home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.  The father of the family of 11 was arrested.  Settlers entered the complex shortly after the eviction. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 18, 2012

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Combatants from the Duvdevan unit of the IDF who entered the Palestinian village of Rammun for training opened fire on residents who mistook them for burglars and attacked them.  One of the residents was fatally injured and subsequently died in hospital.  Another Palestinian was kicked in the face by soldiers after being arrested and bound. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Economy and Society: April 18, 2012

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The Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets cut survivors’ aid by 20% without informing them. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:03 pm