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Internal Security: February 17, 2013

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Nazareth Magistrate’s Court has acquitted a man accused of assaulting a police officer, after the prosecution’s witnesses were observed while coordinating evidence. The judge commented that not only did the witnesses coordinate their testimony, they also lied to the courtroom when they denied the event.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 17th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Judiciary: January 7, 2013

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court dismissed an indictment against a right-wing activist for assaulting a police officer, after it was found that right-wing activist Nadia Matar, who organized the demonstration in which the incident allegedly occured, was not charged even though she allegedly commited more serious offences. The court ruled that there was selective enforcement by the State Attorney’s Office.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

Internal Security: December 18, 2012

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The Shai District Police has filed an indictment against a minor for allegedly assaulting a police officer, even though one of the officers who was an eyewitness of the incident claims there was no assault.  The Police retracted the indictment only after a judge forced it to hand over the officer’s disciplinary record, which includes four investigations for violence. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 18th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Internal Security: June 29, 2011

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A policewoman was video taped spraying a hawker with pepper gas, in the compound of the tomb of Maimonides in Tiberias. The hawker said that he tried to hide some of the products in a store, to prevent police from confiscating them, and then the policewoman sprayed his eyes. Then, he claims, he was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

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June 29th, 2011 at 10:52 pm