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Internal Security: March 25, 2012

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A reporter for the Maariv newspaper filmed police vehicles parked in a disabled-only parking space near the Rishon LeZion police station. One of the police officers cited the reporter for obstruction to traffic, although the reporter claims that there was no traffic in the street during that time.

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March 25th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 11, 2011

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Former IDF Spokesperson, Avi Benayahu, filed a law suit, following publications about him as part of the ”Harpaz document” case. In a statement of defence, the defendants argued that Benayahu was one of a group which acted to thwart the democratic nomination of General Yoav Gallant to the IDF Chief of the General Staff.

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May 11th, 2011 at 10:14 am

Military and Security Forces: 3 November, 2010

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Major General Gershon Ha’cohen gave character testimony for Lt. Colonel Omri Burberg, who was convicted, along with Corporal Leonardo Chorea, of shooting a bound Palestinian man in Na’alin (Hebrew). According to Major General Ha’cohen, Burberg “is on of the best people, one whose judgment can be relied upon. The event he was involved in did not constitute a failure of values but rather, an operational accident. The fact that his position as battalion commander was terminated is a sufficiently harsh punishment.” Brigadier General Avi Ashkenazi, commander of the Land-based Training in Ze’elim and Burberg’s direct commander also testified for Burberg and said that “Omri was heavily punished. There is no greater punishment than taking away your battalion, this is the most focal position in the army.”

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November 3rd, 2010 at 4:23 pm