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Closed Society: March 17, 2013

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Eilat residents protested against African refugees’ presence in the city.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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March 17th, 2013 at 10:48 am

Internal Security: January 29, 2013

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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)

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January 29th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Closed Society: January 6, 2013

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Police has arrested six suspects, including a minor, who are believed to have been involved in series of attacks against African migrants. (China.org.cn)

(Hebrew – Police website)

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January 6th, 2013 at 9:52 am

Local Government: November 1, 2012

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Two Eilat city councilors were arrested by the Police’s National Fraud Investigation Unit on suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for retracting their opposition in local and regional planning commissions, extortion by threats, fraud, and breach of trust.

(Hebrew – Israel Police website)

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November 1st, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Closed Society: June 21, 2012

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Mahmoud Ahmed Musa, a refugee from Sudan, was attacked by residents of Eilat and stabbed in his shoulder and arms.

(Hebrew - MyNet)

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June 21st, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Closed Society: February 5, 2012

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Teenagers threw stones last week at Muhammed Sokona, a Congolese national living in Eilat for the past 12 years, while yelling at him “Sudanese go home”.

(Hebrew)

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February 5th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Closed Society: January 26, 2012‎

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The main organization of parents in Eilat convened to discuss ways to prevent the admission of refugee children to the municipal school system. In the meeting it was decided to fight against integration plans and keep children at home in case the plans are implemented.

(Hebrew)

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January 26th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Closed Society: August 24, 2011

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A number of eyewitnesses claimed that a few young Jews stabbed an Arab in Ashdod last Thursday, following the attack on the road to Eilat.

(Hebrew)

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August 24th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Internal Security: August 24, 2011

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Eilat police officer has been suspended after he posted on the web a presentation summarizing the attacks in Eilat, with a picture of one of the Arabs killed in the action. According to Southern District Police spokesman, making ​​the presentation was in violation of the directives and guidelines of secrecy.

(Hebrew)

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August 24th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Education: July 19, 2011

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Parents filed a petition against the Ministry of Education and the Municipality of Eilat, on the grounds that they send refugee children to a school for refugees only, a school which does not meet the minimum standards of an education institution.

(Hebrew)

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July 19th, 2011 at 7:08 pm