Archive for the ‘Border Guard’ tag
Adir Moshe, a Border Guard officer who served as head of the Eilat Border Patrol, was sentanced to 11 months in prison on charges of assault, kidnapping, theft, aggravated battery and misuse of authority. According to the indictment, Moshe engaged a Sudanese resident in Eilat and ordered him to identify himself. He then told him to enter a patrolcar, drove him to a secluded area where he beat him on the foot and stole NIS 700 ($187) from him. (Ynetnews)
(Hebrew – Ministry of Justice)
A Border Guard who is charged with the killing of a 10 year old boy in the village of Na’alin said in his trial that even though his life was not threatened by stones thrown by Palestinians at his armored car, he returned fire in order not to convey weakness. (Haaretz)
The SHAY (Shomron ve’Yehuda) district of the police recommended not to indict two Border Guardsmen who wounded Emily Hanukovich in the eye. Hanukovich, a leftist protester, was hit six months ago by a gas canister fired to her face by a Border Guardsmen, According to her family, the canister was shot directly at her, contrary to regulations. Adv. Michael Sfard, representing the family, claims that the police interrogators were negligent; he says witnesses, among them a team of Haaretz newspaper who photographed the event, were not questioned. Sfard said further that “The SHAY district is the Border Guard’s waste disposal facility. Every death or injury investigation ends with the fragrance of lack of guilt. This case proves the negligence borders on coverup. Anyone who thinks there no need to interrogate objective witnesses, who said that the Border Guardsmen fired directly, obstructs justice and admits he has no intention of finding out the truth”. (Hebrew)
Border Guardsmen were documented violently detaining a boy, about 15 years old, in Havat Gilad outpost. They beat the boy, immobilized him and sprayed his nose and eyes with pepper spray from a short range. (Hebrew)
A Border Guardsman and a 16 years old boy were arrested (Hebrew) by the Safed police on suspicion of being involved in the riots, which broke on Friday night beteen Jews and Arab students in the town.
The Police Force Investigation Department has arrested two Border Guard policemen on suspicions of taking bribes. The policemen are suspected of having received hundreds of thousands of NIS in order to permit trucks and vehicles to enter Israel without undergoing security screening.