Archive for the ‘Arrests’ tag
According to police data, 56 “price tag” incidents took place across Jerusalem in 2012, mainly targeting Arabs and Arab-owned property. Suspect were detainedin only 12 of the cases, and not all of them were indicted. In 2011 police recorded only 28 “price tag” incidents.
The Police has been conducting enforcement operations in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Isawiya and Silwan. The operations included numerous arrests, roadblocks to inspect vehicles, tax collection, house demolitions, shutting off water, various fines, searches and random checks of identification, and more.
Residents said police officers and commanders have admitted to them that in practice it is punishment in response to rock-throwing and other disturbances.
“Learn not to throw rocks. As long as you continue to throw rocks we aren’t leaving,” one Silwan resident said a police officer told him. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Residents of the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya claim that the police subjects them to collective punishment. According to residents, the police initiates daily arrests without justification in order to cause provocations, and every vehicle entering the vehicle is checked by police safety inspectors. In addition, several residents have had their water supply cut off due to debts accrued to the “Gihon” water corporation. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
A post in the “Physicians for Human Rights” facebook group says that a large police force entered the “Beer Kha’il” elementary school in the Bedouin village of Beer Hadaj, fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and arrested students. A senior physician at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva said that a bus filled with at least 20 children arrived at the hospital’s children’s intensive care unit, where they were treated for tear gas inhalation. According to reports by the “Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality”, those injured during the incident include a pregnant woman, a child with a broken arm, and another with an eye injury. 13 people were arrested during the raid, including several children. (+972mag.com)
(Hebrew – Facebook)
During a demonstration against the dismantlement of the tent camp in the HaTikva neighborhood of Tel-Aviv, Police carried out arrests without any legal justification, and in at least one case arrested a couple whose children were subsequently left without any supervision.
Some three months ago in the West Bank village of Nabi Salih, “A.D.” a 14-year-old Palestinian, was arrested in the middle of the night and interrogated about a demonstration in which he took part. The minor’s parents were not present and he did not have a possibility of consulting an attorney.
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.
Big teams of the IDF (“Isralei Defense Forces”) tonight entered the town of Awarta, close to the settlement of Itamar in the West Bank, and arrssted dozens of suspected Palestinians, among them the deputy chairman of the town council.
According to a report of Machsom Watch, 52 Palestinians have been arrested in the village of Awarta, near the settlement of Itamar, since the attack in the settlement, and their families do not know their whereabouts since. The report also indicates the soldiers damaged the houses they entered: “they broke furniture, smashed appliances, destroyed valuables, tossed the content of closets around the whole house, and even broke down walls”. The soldiers also humiliated a handicapped Palestinian who lives alone, and ate from the food-stores of Palestinian families.