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Military and Security Forces: July 6, 2011

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Two Dutch journalists were not allowed to board on an El Al flight to Israel under security officials order, presumably because they intended to participate in the flotilla but did not do it eventually.

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July 6th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Closed Society: 14 November, 2010

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The Haifa University has denied the request by the BALAD student party in the university to hold a discussion that includes Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi. The Dean of Students explained that Zoabi’s participation in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla led to a delay of his decision. He added that “various party-affiliated student groups intend to use the event for violent clashes which could lead to bloodshed.” (Hebrew)

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November 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Diplomacy: 7 November, 2010

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Israel denied entry to Mehmet Kaplan, member of the Swedish parliament who participated in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Kaplan was detained in the Refused Entry room at Ben Gurion Airport. He had come to Israel to file a complaint with the police against the Israeli army for abduction, armed robbery, denial of liberty, and violence. (Hebrew)

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November 7th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Political: 2nd November, 2010

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The former prime minister, Ehud Olmert, criticized (Hebrew) the claims of Ehud Barak, the Minister of Defense, in the latter’s testimony before the Tirkel committee. Barak testified that Chief of Staff Ashkenazi and IDF officers were responsible for setting the specifics of the assault on the flotilla to Gaza, and that the political apparatus was only required to approve the plan. According to Olmert, “The political apparatus approve all the details of the operations, and anyone who says that the statesmen are responsible for the “what” [part of the operation] and the operational apparatus only for the “how” part, is not telling the truth”.

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November 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 am

Military and Security Forces: 2 November, 2010

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Israeli artist Dror Feiler intends to file a complaint in the police and press charges in a class action about abduction, unlawful detention, abuse, and armed robbery. Feiler, who lives in Sweden, was one of the members of the Swedish delegation on the flotilla from Greece to Gaza, and he claims that among the items stolen from him are a saxophone and video cameras (Hebrew).

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November 2nd, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Military and Security Forces: 6 September 2010

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Brigadier General (retired) Giora Eland, who investigated the navy takeover of the flotilla to Gaza , said that Israel’s governments are not informed about the capabilities of Israel’s military, and that the number of operational meetings before military actions is too low.

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Military and Security Forces: 29 August 2010

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Ann Wright, who had participated on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, recently wrote that:

Israeli commandos also took cash and credit cards from passengers. A conservative estimate of $1000 cash per passenger gives a total of $750,000 cash that was taken from passengers. Commandos with weapons demanded cash from passengers stating they were “to take the money for safekeeping.”

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August 29th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Military and Security Forces: 19 August 2010

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Knesset Member Hanin Zo’abi (Balad) has stated that after the Gaza Flotilla she had sent a letter to the ministers of Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense and demanded an investigation into the reasons that personal effects of flotilla participants had been taken. The Adallah organization sent a similar letter, but she has stated that neither letter has received a response. It will be noted that after complaints by flotilla passengers were received, the Israeli Military Spokesman’s office has stated that “the personal effects of the flotilla persons was collectively loaded onto the Turkish airplanes used for deporting them. All of the magnetic media that had been on the boats was confiscated for security reasons, and the question of its return is currently being examined by the IDF.”

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August 19th, 2010 at 8:41 am

Military and Security Forces: 18 August 2010

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Police investigators assume that high-ranking officers, both retired and currently serving, were involved in the forgery of the Gallant Document, which specifies the details of the alleged media strategy for General Yoav Gallant.

The Military Police suspects that an officer and soldier sold personal effects confiscated from passengers on the Mavi Marmar, the Turkish ship that sailed to Gaza. According to suspicions, the two sold laptop computers to three other soldiers. All persons involved in the case were arrested.

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August 17th, 2010 at 10:47 am