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Military and Security Forces: March 20, 2013

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IDF forces arrested more than 20 Palestinian minors in Hebron, at least 14 of whom are younger than 12, which is the legal age of criminal responsibility. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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March 20th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Closed Society: March 3, 2013

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Data released by the Jerusalem Police District shows that in 2012 there were 56 “Price Tag” attacks, mainly targeting Arabs. In only 12 of the cases were suspects arrested, but charges were not filed against all of them. In comparison, during 2011, 28 “Price Tag” attacks were documented.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 3rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Internal Security: February 20, 2013

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Abdul Karim Lafi, an architect and chairman of the parents committee in Beit Safafa, was arrested and taken in for an interrogation at 2 am on the charge of calling for a strike in Beit Safafa schools to protest the construction of road number 4 that will take 250 dunums of private land and split the village in two. In addition, village residents have complained that ever since their protest has started, Israeli authorities have increased enforcement policies in the village, including sending in tax agents. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Closed Society: February 18, 2013

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Two Haredi residents of Beitar-Illit were arrested on suspicion of operating a ‘modesty squad’ in the city and assaulting female residents over what they deemed ‘unchaste behavior.’ (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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February 18th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 12, 2013

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Israeli troops detained Nasser Shiyoukhi, an Associated Press photographer, during West Bank unrest over the weekend, handcuffing him and forcing him to sit on the ground without food or water or access to a bathroom for roughly five hours. (AP)

(Hebrew – HaAyin HaShvi’it)

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February 12th, 2013 at 9:54 am

Military and Security Forces: January 25, 2013

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Khalil Raba’i, a Palestinian herder from the village Jinba, was assaulted and arrested by IDF soldiers when he tried to her his flocks on his village’s lands, which are used as training areas by the IDF.

(Hebrew – IDF)

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January 25th, 2013 at 9:19 am

Military and Security Forces: January 14, 2013

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Two combatants from the Duvdevan unit will be tried for assaulting a wanted Palestinian during his arrest.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 14th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Internal Security: December 24, 2012

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Moshe Waldman and his son Rotem claim that a police officer assaulted them after they asked him to move his police cruiser.  The two were arrested and interrogated on suspicion of assaulting an officer and interfering with a policeman. (Yeshiva World)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 24th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Local Government: November 1, 2012

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Two Eilat city councilors were arrested by the Police’s National Fraud Investigation Unit on suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for retracting their opposition in local and regional planning commissions, extortion by threats, fraud, and breach of trust.

(Hebrew – Israel Police website)

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November 1st, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Internal Security: March 9, 2012

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A number of defects were discovered in the Jerusalem Police Department’s procedures, including faults in police officer’s testimonies, unjustified arrests and indictments based on vague evidence. This led, among other things, to the arrest of Beit Safafa resident, Wael Aliyan, for five months on suspicion of indecent assault and threats, only because he wore a green shirt that was mentioned in two of the victims’ testimonies.

(Hebrew)

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March 9th, 2012 at 7:36 pm