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Closed Society: March 10, 2013

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Three 14 year old boys from Nazareth Illit who demanded that an Arab resident leave the neighborhood and then spat at her, have apologized for their actions and pledged to join police community service activities.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 10th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Judiciary: February 17, 2013

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The Tel-Aviv District Court handed a sentence of six months community service to Haim Mula who was convicted in the framework of a plea bargain of involvement in a molotov cocktail attack on the homes of asylum seekers in Tel-Aviv. The judge harshly criticized the prosecution, saying “the fact the plea bargain was reached due to lack of hard evidence was problematic. It is hard to understand how an indictment is served when there is such a shortage of evidence.” (Jerusalem Post)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

Local Government: February 3, 2013

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After admitting to installing a hidden camera in the office of the spokeswoman of the Sdot Negev Regional Council, Beer-Sheva Magistrates’ Court sentenced former Council head Meir Yifrah to a suspended sentence, as well as fining him and ordering him to pay compensation to the complainant. In addition, Haim Hazan, manager of Moked Kahol Lavan, a security company which provides security to the council and was involved in the installation of the camera, was sentenced to community work and was also fined.

(Hebrew – News1)

Settlers and Settlements: December 26, 2012

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Five right-wing activists charged with tracking Israel Defense Forces’ movements in an effort to prevent outpost demolitions in the West Bank have signed a plea bargain.  Three of them will serve prison sentances of up to three months, and the other two will perform approximately 200 hours of community service. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – NRG)

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December 26th, 2012 at 9:35 am

Judiciary: June 21, 2012

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A reserve soldier who was convicted of stealing 1,000 dollars from a Turkish man who illegally crossed the Sinai border into Israel, was sentenced to six months of community service following a plea bargain.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 21st, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Internal Security: April 18, 2012

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Former Kiryat Malakhi police station chief Amir Kimchi was sentanced to 250  hours of community service after being convicted of breach of trust.  Kimchi forged crime statistics handled by his station so that they would reflect a decrease in property crime.

(Hebrew - News1)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Judiciary: December 29, 2011‎

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The Be’er Sheva District Court Judge Eliyahu Bitan sentenced four former Border Police officers, convicted of aggravated assault against six Bedouins who lived in Eilat, to community service and probation. The judge explained that border police officers should be treated like soldiers rather than police officers.

(More details in Hebrew)

Military and Security: December 24, 2011‎

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The Kastina Military Court convicted an IDF officer who served as a commander in an elite unit for stealing 19 military objects and storing them at a friend’s house in Haifa. The officer was convicted for the theft of mortar shells, a bowie knife, a ceramic vest, seven smoke grenades, secret training materials, machine gun, revolver bullets and more. The court sentenced the officer to a month and a half of army community service and two months of probation. He was also demoted to second lieutenant.

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December 24th, 2011 at 12:12 pm