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‎ Closed Society: February 1‎‏6‏‎, 2012‎

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Settlers set a vehicle on fire in the village of al-Nabi Elias. The slogan “price tag” was sprayed on a nearby building.

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February 16th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Closed Society: January 12, 2012‎

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Settlers set fire to three vehicles, sprayed grafitti on a mosque and shattered vases and tiles in a plant nursery in the Palestinian village of Deir Istiya. In Jalazun settlers broke a tractor’s window and threw stones and Molotov cocktails towards the village houses; one Palestinian was hurt. Settlers also threw stones at Palestinian vehicles in the Shilo area; one Palestinian was wounded and several vechicles damaged. These acts are claimed to be in response to the evacuation of Gal Aryeh, Gal Yoseph, and Mitzpe Avichai outposts.

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Closed Society: January 6, 2012

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During a discussion at the Knesset’s Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee on law enforcement in the occupied territories, Commander Haim Rahamim, head of the investigations and intelligence wing of the Judea and Samaria Police District in the West Bank, said that 228 incidents of attacks against security forces by right-wing activists were recorded in the past year in the West Bank – not including verbal threats – and that dozens of mosques were torched.  65 indictments were served against right-wing activists for assault and vandalism, and 10 people were arrested for mosque torching, but they were released without an indictment beings served.  According to Rahamim, the police “has a problem with gathering evidence due to the locations where the crimes are committed.”

 

Closed Society: January 4, 2012

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Two Arab-owned vehicles were torched in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sharafat, near the Jewish settlement/neighborhood of Gilo.  The words “Price Tag” and “Revenge” were spray-painted nearby.

 

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January 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Closed Society: December 29, 2011‎

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The Haifa district attorney filed a charge sheet against a Jewish minor aged 16, a resident of Akko. The minor is charged with attempted arson, conspiring to break the law, and vandalizing a car, motivated by racism. The charge sheet claims that the defendant, together with three others, conspired to vandalize and set on fire the car of Ahmad Sarhan, an Arab resident of Akko, just because he’s an Arab.

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December 29th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Closed Society: December 29, 2011‎

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Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested on Thursday evening on a Beit Shemesh street, throwing rocks, blocking the road and burning trash cans.

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December 29th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Closed Society: December 29, 2011‎

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B’tselem recorded 10 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank in the month of December. Incidents include stone throwing, arson and assault. Some of the victims expressed a distrust of the Israeli law enforcement forces and refused to file official complaints.

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December 29th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Closed Society: December 22, 2011‎

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Unknown persons set fire to an archeological site near Afula in the north of Israel. A container of archeological findings was burnt along with much of its contents. The Israeli Antiquities Authority think that the perpetrator were Haredi jews.

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December 22nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Closed Society: December 21, 2011

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Residents of the Agash neighborhood of Ramla claim that Arabs torched part of the El Ghriba synagogue in the neighborhood.  The police claims the fire was caused by an electrical short.

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December 21st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Closed Society: December 19, 2011

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Five Palestinian owned vehicles were torched by Jews in the Palestinian village of Beitin in the Binyamin area of the West Bank.

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December 19th, 2011 at 8:37 pm