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Judiciary: January 3, 2013

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District court justice Rivka Friedman-Feldman criticized a decision by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court to extend the detention of two residents of the outpost Esh Kodesh by 3 days.  Magistrate’s Court Justice Tamar Ben-Asher Tsaban decided to hold the deliberation in the matter even though the detainee’s attorney was not present and without offering the accused a public attorney.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

Judiciary: December 2, 2012

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Former Deputy Attorney General, Attorney Mike Blass, continues to handle professional matters for the Ministry of Justice, even though his tenure in the office has ended as a result of a governmental decision.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 2nd, 2012 at 9:41 am

Military and Security Forces: January 11, 2012

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Four years after he shot and killed Firas Qasqas, a Palestinian, IDF Company Commander Major (res.) Shahar Mor has been exonerated.  The central district prosecution decided to close the case against Mor due to insufficient evidence, and not to indict him for the charges of negligent homicide or manslaughter.  Despite the exoneration and even though he has since been promoted to the position of batallion XO, an official remark has been written in Major Mor’s personnel file, and attorney Rakefet Mohar from the prosecution noted in her decision to close the case that “the evidence in total shows that despite the shooting not being in compliance with the rules of engagement in the relevant sector, it was done in the context of a unique operational situation, in the course of which Mor and his soldiers felt a real danger to their lives.  Even if the order to shoot was an error, it does not constitute negligence”.

(Hebrew)

Political: 20th December, 2010

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The Knesset passed a bill into law, allowing the GSS to prolong the detaining of people suspected of security offenses without the presence of the detainee or his attorney. The law allows the prolonging of the detaining in cases of danger to life. 18 MKs voted in favor and five against. (Hebrew)

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December 21st, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Political: 13 December, 2010

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Ministers’ Legislation Committee has today approved the law proposed by Yitzchak Aharanovitch, Internal Security Minister, which makes it legal to bar access to counsel from security-related detainees who are suspected of committing crimes of terror. (Hebrew)

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December 13th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Police: 1 December, 2010

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Two Palestinian children were arrested on Sunday after the military and police forces raided their homes in Qalqilya. In violation of the law, the children were interrogated for hours without an adult present and without an attorney on the suspicion of having helped steal three bicycles and two helmets. The boys were released the next morning by a judge, who sharply criticized police conduct. (Hebrew)

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December 1st, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Political: 4th November, 2010

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The Minister of Internal Security, Yizhak Aharonovich, submitted (Hebrew) a new bill, which will prolong the period during which a meeting between a prisoner suspected of terrorism and his lawyer can be prevented to six months. According to an amendment to the Prisons Order of 2005, meeting between security prisoners and their lawyers can be denied in circumstances where there is suspicion that the meeting may allow the suspects to carry out an offense may endanger themselves or others. Even so, the maximum period for such denials was 21 days.

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November 5th, 2010 at 11:34 am

Police: 2 September 2010

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The Nazareth District Court granted the appeal by Ameer Ma’khoul, who is charged with spying for the Hizbullah, and instructed the Prison Service to permit him to meet his attorney without a barrier separating them. Ma’khoul was arrested four months ago.

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September 2nd, 2010 at 12:30 am