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Internal Security: March 3, 2013

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The Tel-Aviv Magistrate’s Court criticized the handling by the police of indictments against social justice activists, saying  that in light of the number of indictments which are cancelled, it might be a case of making a mountain out of a molehill. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 3rd, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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)

Closed Society: December 2, 2012

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Tel-Aviv-Yafo Council member Shlomo Maslawi (Likud), wrote a letter of complaint to Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) about the appearance of Marak Levinsky soup kitchen activists in front of Tel-Aviv-Yafo high-school students, and demanded that he forbid their entrance to the city’s educational institutes.

(Hebrew – Mynet)

Military and Security Forces: April 16, 2012

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A Military Police soldier lodged a  complaint against Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner – the deputy commander of the IDF’s Jordan Valley Brigade, filmed assaulting a Danish pro-Palestinian activist with his rifle but – claiming the Lt. Col. threatened the soldier he would “break his face” after the soldier stopped him for exceeding the speed limit.

(Hebrew - Nana10)

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April 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Closed Society: January 1, 2012

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Two bus drivers – one on the 402 bus line from Bnei-Brak to Jerusalem, the other on the 354 bus line from Ramat-Gan to Ashdod – refused to allow secular activists to board their gender segregated buses as part of protest against exclusion of women and gender segregation.  The driver of the 402 line even threatened to break the activists’ cameras.

 

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January 1st, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Closed Society: September 30, 2011

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According to Israeli activists, Israelis and Palestinians were attacked by settlers near the settlement of Anatot in the West Bank, North of Ma’ale Edummim [near Jerusalem]. The activists had come to accompany a Palestinian land owner in planting trees when a large group of settlers attacked them. According to the activists, the land owner’s skull was fractured and his wife was attacked as well. The two were hospitalized, as well as three activists. The activists claim that police officers present did nothing during the attack. The police arrested three activists, but did not arrest any of the settlers. According to the activists, some of their assailants wore police shirts and carried service pistols (Hebrew source).

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September 30th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Diplomacy: July 6, 2011

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In the past two days Israeli police deported five pro-Palestinian activists from the Ben Gurion airport. Along the day, dozens of police and border police forces deployed at the airport, to arrest activists who might land in Israel.

(Hebrew)

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July 6th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Police: 1 April, 2011

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This week, a Magistrate Court released Left-wing activists who demonstrated on Saturday in front of the settlement of Havat Maon. The court criticized the police, which would only release the activists if they would promise not to demonstrate there again. The judge asserted that the police does not have the authority to limit the activists’ freedom of expression.

(Hebrew)

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April 1st, 2011 at 1:34 pm