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Internal Security: December 16, 2012

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According to the 2012 Report on the State of Human Rights in Israel and the OPT, compiled by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the police, in an unprecedented move, summoned activists to illegal questioning sessions about their plans for future protests and even about the content of the protest signs they planned to hold.  The police also set unlawful and unreasonable demands as preconditions for a demonstration permit.  In addition, this year again saw reports of police officers refusing to identify themselves during demonstrations, a violation of police regulations, as well as many reports of officers dispersing demonstrations and arresting demonstrators without legal cause and with the use of excessive force. (ACRI)

(Hebrew – ACRI)

Local Government: December 16, 2012

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According to the 2012 annual report on the state of human rights in Israel, compiled by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), new regulations were adopted in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem which significantly limit the right to protest, by requiring special permits in order to set up tents as well as for other protest actions.  In Tel-Aviv, the municipality acted in an unequal manner toward activists with different agendas.  In Jerusalem, a protest encampment set up by social activists was dismantled, while its occupants’ personal belongings were confiscated. (ACRI)

(Hebrew – ACRI)

Political: 31 December, 2010

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The national budget for 2011-2012 allocates approximately 2 billion NIS to settlements and to the service and security of settlers. This figure does not include millions of NIS hidden in other line items of the budget. For example, the new budget allocates 58 million NIS for the development of the Maale Edomim settlelement in 2011, and 31 million NIS for its development in 2012. Additionally, 238 million NIS will be invested over the next two years in the development of the Har Homa settlement neighborhood, which is under the municipal jurisdiction of Jerusalem. (Hebrew)

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December 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm