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Internal Security: May 31, 2012

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The Haifa Regional Court last month overturned a police determination that an Arab man who stole a weapon from a security guard and was subsequently shot to death in 2007 in the old city of Jerusalem, was acting out of nationalistic motives.  The court ruled that the police gave false information to the media, was acting out of prejudice, and that the officer in charge of the investigation gave false testimony in court.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 31st, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Judiciary: January 5, 2012‎

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The judicial ombudsman is investigating suspicions that a judge violated the judicial code of ethics by proposing that the Bailiff’s Office rent a property he owns in Acre.

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January 5th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Closed Society: December 29, 2011‎

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The Haifa district attorney filed a charge sheet against a Jewish minor aged 16, a resident of Akko. The minor is charged with attempted arson, conspiring to break the law, and vandalizing a car, motivated by racism. The charge sheet claims that the defendant, together with three others, conspired to vandalize and set on fire the car of Ahmad Sarhan, an Arab resident of Akko, just because he’s an Arab.

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December 29th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Judiciary: 9 May, 2011

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The District Court in Haifa approved Haifa University’s ruling not to allow  Sheikh Ra’ed Salah’s entry to an event to be held on campus grounds.


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May 9th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Police: 6th December, 2010

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The Haifa District Court overturned the decision of the Peace Court, and cancelled the extended detention of the boys from Osafiya, suspected of leaving a fire unattended, thereby causing the Carmel fire. “No one disputes that the fire is a national disaster, traumatic for many, especially for people whose loved ones were killed by it; and yet the narrow shoulders of two minors, aged 14 and 16, ought not to carry the burden of this national disaster”, wrote the judge. (Hebrew)

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December 9th, 2010 at 12:40 pm