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Internal Security: July 14, 2011

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Since the law prohibiting the sale of alcohol after 23:00 went into effect, the police began a new procedure known as Pepper Procedure. Groups of Border Police men and the Tel Aviv police officers arrive every night at the old Tel Aviv bus station complex, and demand business owners where refugees gather to shut down their places. Despite the fact these places are allowed by law to remain open. If the people there do not vacate the premises, the police officers use pepper spray on them.

(Hebrew )

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July 14th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Military and Security Forces: July 6, 2011

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Shabak (Israel Security Agency, ISA), almost prevented a soldier who grew up in a religious home from servicing in an elite unit of the Air Force, because he testified that he used to drink alcohol as part of religious ceremonies in Jewish holidays. An ISA psychiatrist characterized the behavior of the soldier as ”pathological drinking.”


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July 6th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Police: 3rd January, 2011

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Two policemen of the Rehovot station are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, and to have hit a light pole with their vehicle. (Hebrew)

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January 3rd, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Police: 5 November, 2010

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A young man who had some alcohol to drink asked policemen to run a breathalyzer test on him, to see if he was fit to drive (Hebrew). The policemen said that they can only test him if he first gets into the car. A friend of the driver said that “it was clear from what they said that they intended to ‘catch’ us a moment after we started driving.”

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November 5th, 2010 at 11:55 pm