Archive for July, 2012
Hired security guards dismantled the “social justice outpost” wooden structure near Yakum in the Sharon area. According to activists the outpost was violently dismantled and the security guards, who were unaccompanied by police, refused to present a legal warrant.
Jews sprayed with pepper gas a Palestinian who was walking through the Jewish quarter of the old town in Jerusalem.
Jews threw stones at Palestinian vehicles near Shavei Shomron settlement in the west bank.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas party, said that “the Ashkenazis in Bnei Brak smell bad”.
Members of the “Guards” organization in Bnei Brak assaulted and wounded an Arab walking in the city at night.
An unknown assailant arrived at a building in south Tel Aviv where several Eritreans were sleeping in the hallway and shot at them. One Eritrean was lightly wounded.
The police announced on its Twitter account that “fire ignited by protesters in a trash can on Kaplan st. in Tel Aviv caused an explosion. One person was probably wounded in the incident.” In fact, the fire was caused by a man called Moshe Silman who burnt himself as a protest against the government’s economic policies while policemen were present and documented the event.
Ta’ayush activists claim that even when complaints are backed up by photographs, the Judea and Samaria police do not pursue investigations against settlers. For example, the Judea and Samaria police announced that for lack of evidence, it was closing a complaint against two settlers for trespassing and damaging a car belonging to a Palestinian Susya resident. The incident was recorded on video and the names of the alleged attackers are known.
Owners of businesses on Ahad Ha’am street in Netanya said that if Eritrean asylum seekers will continue to open businesses on this street, “the situation will explode in a way that will make the events in South Tel Aviv seem like a child’s play.”
Central Command Chief, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, issued a new order allowing inspectors from the Interior Ministry’s enforcement unit, called Oz unit, to remove any foreigners found in the West Bank without a permit, including in area A. This step was struck down in the past by the High Court of Justice, on the grounds that the Interior Ministry inspectors do not have authority in the West Bank.