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Military and Security Forces: March 11, 2013‎

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The IDF will pay NIS 80,000 in compensation to A. a teenage Palestinian from South Hebron who was found innocent of rape after being falsely accused and spending 171 days in jail. A. was released after it became clear during the course of his trial that the investigation conducted by the Shai (Samaria and Judea) Police District and the military prosecution was significantly flawed. However, the compensation will come from “the district’s coffer,” i.e. funds that the state exacts from Palestinians and are permitted for use only within the West Bank.

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March 11th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 8, 2013

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Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge Hanna Miriam Lump acquitted two left-wing activists from charges of insulting a public official and interfering with a public official in his duty, determining that the testimonies of Border Policemen against the two were not reliable, since the policemen coordinated their testimonies and the indictment was served only after the activists filed a complaint with the Department for the Investigation of Police Officers against one of their arresting officers.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: December 24, 2012

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Two men accused of assualting police officers were acquitted, after the Beer-Sheva Magistrate’s Court determined that they were the ones who were assaulted by the police officers.  The court also ruled that there is a suspicion that the police officers coordinated their testimony.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 24th, 2012 at 10:51 am

Internal Security: December 24, 2012

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The Jerusalem small claims court has ordered the police to pay 7,000 NIS to right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir as compensation for an illegal arrest during a demonstration against the deal with Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit.  Right-wing activist Benzi Gupstein, who was detained but not arrested during the same demonstration, will receive 2,000 NIS in compensation. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

Internal Security: November 7, 2012

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Jerusalem’s Prosecutor’s Office will cancel all charges against Udai Biomi, Resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, who was held for 21 days on charges of aggravated assault of a police officer based on the testimony of two Border Police officers.  CCTV footage shown in the courtroom revealed that it was actually Biomi who was assaulted by the officers. (Haaretz)

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Internal Security: November 6, 2012

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The Chief of Samaria Police District, Commander Itzik Rahamim, decided to award certificates of appreciation to the officers whose missteps led to the false arrest and 6 month detention of a 16 year old Palestinian Sheperd, even though DNA and eyewitness evidence pointed to his innocence.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 6th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Internal Security: June 25, 2012

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Protesters who were arrested during a Tel-Aviv demonstration were asked by police officers about their sexual orientation.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 25th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Judiciary: February 2‎‏3‏‎, 2012‎

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Two Palestinian teenagers from Shuafat charged with throwing a Molotov cocktail, to which they admitted, were detained for three months and then released today without condition when it turned out that no Molotov cocktail had been thrown on the day of the alleged incident and the Border Police officer who incriminated the teenagers was not on duty at the time.

(Hebrew)

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February 23rd, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Internal Security: August 9, 2011

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A police officer assaulted a citizen with a TASER stun-gun, after the citizen told the policeman that he exerted unreasonable force on African workers.

(Hebrew)

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August 9th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Police: 8 April, 2011

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In Beit She’an, a police officer took over some of his neighbor’s land and falsely arrested him during the dispute that erupted between the two. The judges who rejected the officer’s appeal on the verdict expressed surprise at the Police Investigation Unit having closed the case despite having documentation of the false arrest.

(Hebrew)

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April 8th, 2011 at 6:57 pm