Archive for June, 2012
The Jerusalem municipality issued new directives concerning demonstrations. Demonstrations will only be allowed between 7am and 11pm, and protest tents will be forbiddden in two central parks where they stood last summer.
Police intelligence ordered the categorical targeting of all Israeli Arabs joining social protests. This contrasts with the directives regarding Jewish demonstrators, which focus on rioters and anarchists.
A Border Guard who is charged with the killing of a 10 year old boy in the village of Na’alin said in his trial that even though his life was not threatened by stones thrown by Palestinians at his armored car, he returned fire in order not to convey weakness. (Haaretz)
The Internal Auditors of several Government Ministries appealed to the High Court of Justice, claiming the government prevents them from carrying out their duties by limiting their staffing budgets.
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
Magen David Adom ["Red Star of David", Israel's emergency aid association] has set up a panel of Rabbis to oversee its work and the way in which men and women are integrated into the organization. (Haaretz)
In internal Police papers, the social protests is called “The Social Revolt”.
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
Protesters who were arrested during a Tel-Aviv demonstration were asked by police officers about their sexual orientation.
(Hebrew - Ynet)
Palestinian activist Sagar Abu Maria (42 years old) from Beit Omar reports that he was injured by soldiers who arrested him at a peaceful protest, beat him, dragged him over rocky ground and then charged him with assaulting the soldiers.
Palestinians report that a four-year-old boy, Muatazz al-Sawwaf, was killed by Israeli artillery fire in the Khan Yunis area in southern Gaza. The IDF Spokesman denied that Israel attacked the area.
“The outposts committee” which examined the legal status of Israel in the occupied territories found that legally, Israel’s presence in those territories is not an occupation. Committee members, including former Judge Edmond Levy, District Court Judge Techia Shapira and jurist Dr. Alan Baker recommend to adopt a new legal infrastructure regarding Israel’s status in Judea and Samaria. The committee claims that since previous to the Israeli occupation Jordan controlled the area without being the sovereign state there, the Israeli presence cannot now be defined as occupation in the legal sense of the word.