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Economy and Society: February 17, 2013

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Noa Kanteman, a young woman who boarded a bus from Safed to Ashdod, suffered abuse and harassment from haredi passengers who demanded that she sit in the back of the bus. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 17th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 14, 2013‎

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The Jerusalem district court convicted former border police officers Assaf Kone, Mevorach Benyamin, Buziar Farhan and Dor Yakobi on charges of aggravated assault and abuse of a helpless person for their involvement in a 2009 incident in which they abused a Palestinian. The group arrested the man – a mentally disabled Palestinian – and took him into their jeep, where an unleashed dog awaited him. The group then proceeded to beat, curse and pour water on the man. Yakobi was convicted of aggravated assault, the remaining three were convicted of intimidation.

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February 14th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 24, 2013

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Four Border Guard officers were charged with abuse after they put a Palestinian, apparently suffering from mental illness, inside a jeep with a dog, threatening to let the dog attack him, and pouring water on him, all because he did not have his identity card with him. The incident occurred at the El-Jib checkpoint, near Givat Ze’ev, north of Jerusalem.

(Hebrew – Mako)

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January 24th, 2013 at 10:05 am

Military and Security Forces: January 6, 2013

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The IDF’s soldiers’ ombudsman, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brick, describes instances in which commanders and staff made use of social networks in order to humiliate soldiers under their command.  In one instance, an officer uploaded a picture of her soldier to facebook with the text “whoever wants a cheap fuck here’s the girl for it”.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 6th, 2013 at 9:50 am

Military and Security Forces: May 17, 2012

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Four senior soldiers from the IDF’s Givati infantry brigade physically and mentally abused younger soldiers in their unit.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 17th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

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Military and Security Forces: March 25, 2012

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Settlers claim that a Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) coordinator threatened one of the settlers who is under an administrative restraining order from the West Bank, and also tell of persistent abuse by Shin Bet coordinators towards the recipients of West Bank restraining orders.

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March 25th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 22, 2012

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Combat troops from the IDF’s Givati Brigade claim that veteran soldiers from their unit hit the younger soldiers with boxing gloves, as part of a unit ritual conducted with the knowledge and approval of the unit’s officers.  A similar case of abuse within the same battalion was revealed two weeks ago. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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March 22nd, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 16, 2012

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Two soldiers from Givati brigade’s Tzabar battalion were arrested on suspicion of abusing their rookie comrades.  They join five other soldiers who have already been arrested for their alleged involvement in the affair.  The accused are suspected of physically and verbally abusing their comrades. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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March 16th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Local Government: November 17,2011‎

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Magistrate Court Judge, Gad Ehrenberg, ruled that the Jerusalem Municipality will pay over $260,000 damages and over $50,000 expenses due to its failure to supervise the adoption of three children in a foster family. Due to this negligence, the oldest daughter suffered sexual and physical abuse.

(Hebrew)

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November 17th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Internal Security: November 10, 2011‎

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Former Border Police policewoman Shani Sevilla was sentenced to three months in prison and three months community service after admitting to abuse of a Palestinian minor under her supervision. Among other deeds, she pointed a gun at the minor’s head and pulled the trigger while saying “death to the Arabs, all Arabs are bastards”.

(Hebrew)

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November 10th, 2011 at 2:52 pm