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Military and Security Forces: March 1, 2012‎

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According to the Environmental Protection Ministry’s deputy director general for enforcement, the IDF is preventing investigation of pollution in West Bank army bases. Eighteen months ago, on a tour of IDF bases in the West Bank, Itzhak Ben-David observed that fuel and oil were leaking into the ground. He submitted a complaint on the issue but was unable to receive a satisfactory answer.

Closed Society: 3 November, 2010

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Graffiti curses were sprayed last night on the wall of Chief Military Prosecutor, Major General Avihai Mandelblitt, calling him a traitor. Flyers were also attached to a vehicle parked near his home, saying: “Mandelblitt, don’t get in our way when we’re fighting” and “get your hands off an Israeli soldier.” Graffiti was also sprayed outside Mandelblitt’s home comparing him to Judge Richard Goldstone, who investigated the events of Operation Cast Lead (Hebrew).

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November 3rd, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Military and Security Forces: 25 August 2010

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Abdallah Abu Rhame, Chair of the Bil’in Grassroots Committee, was convicted of incitement and of organizing illegal demonstrations against the separation wall. Abu Rahme was acquitted of the charges of throwing stoens and possessing weapons materials.

The Yesh Din organization appealed to the Supreme Court demanding to require the Chief Military Prosecutor to initiate a criminal investigation against two soldiers who allegedly shot two Palestinians in the village of Awarta, in the Nablus district. The region was initially declared as an attempt to carry out a “pitchfork attack”, but according to the organization: “military persons admitted that the nature of the incident was not as unequivocal as had been described by the soliders. Two weeks after the incident Central Command Chief Avi Mizrahi admitted that the results of the Awarta incident were ‘difficult’”.