Archive for the ‘domestic violence’ tag
Israeli police investigators have been waiting for the past three years for the approval of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to commence an investigator of a judge from the center of Israel who is suspected of beating his children. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Ynet)
A study by Itach – Women Lawyers for Social Justice, shows that despite the high incidence of domestic violence in the Bedouin community, two thirds of the women who suffered abuse do not file complaints, citing lack of access to police stations and mistrust of the authorities. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
The Immigration and Absorption Ministry has censored a landmark research report documenting the murder of women in Israel’s Ethiopian community. Ministry officials refused to release the report, claiming that it contained sensitive material that could violate people’s privacy. According to the report, “Both the families of the murderer and of the victim were … unsatisfied with the help they had been offered from external sources, including welfare organizations and professionals.” The minor children are taken care of by relatives, institutions and foster families.
According to research by the “Itech-Ma’achi” organization, out of 2,000 complaints of domestic violence by women of the Arab sector, only about a half were transferred for further treatment by the prosecution. About half of the files transferred were closed due to lack of evidence. It also turns out that out of 148 investigators in the department handling violence, only 33 speak Arabic and only two are women. (Hebrew)
Jewish women suffering from domestic violence, who have found shelter from living with their partners in public housing, will frequently lose their right to public housing. This is due to decisions by the Rabbinical Court, which frequently transfers the residential apartment to the abusive husband, who generally makes this a condition for giving the get divorce document. The Rabbinical Court decisions ignore the Ministry of Housing procedures, which dictate that a public housing apartment should always be transferred to the partner who has received custody over all or most of the children. (Hebrew)