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Military and Security Forces: April 4, 2013

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Shin Bet documents show that illegal interrogation methods are still being used against Palestinian prisoners even though they were banned by a 1999 High Court decision. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 4th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Internal Security: January 8, 2013

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During a spot inspection by the Public Defender’s office it was discovered that in contravention of a High Court for Justice ruling, detainees in the Jerusalem “Russian Compound” detention facility are provided with wooden pallets on wheels instead of beds.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Closed Society: December 7, 2012

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The Center for the Defence of the Individual (Hamoked), Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Reform Center  for Religion and State have filed a petition with the High Court for Justice against the National Insurance Institute.  The organizations demand that the National Insurance Institute place a professional translator, knowledgabe in medical terms, in committees dealing with the insurance claims of residents of East Jerusalem, or alternately, that Arabic speaking physicians be posted in the committees.  The organizations claim that even though the National Insurance Institute website and the committee summons letters state that claimants are allowed to bring an interpreter with them to the committee hearing, the East Jerusalem branch of the Institute does not always allow them to do so.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Military and Security Forces: December 4, 2012

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Following a petition by the ‘Regavim’ organization to the High Court for Justice, Civil Administration bulldozers demolished a mosque in the Palestinian village of al Mufaqarah, near the settlement of Avigail in the South Hebron Hills.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

Judiciary: November 6, 2012

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High Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein issued a temporary injunction to stop construction and prevent habitation of a house in the village of Al-Dirat in Mt. Hebron – but in fact the house wasn’t just being built, it had been lived in since 1993.  The injunction was based on false information given by settler association Regavim. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 6th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Judiciary: May 28, 2012

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The High Court for Justice rejected petitions against the Big Brother Law, which allows investigative authorities to receive communications data from internet service providers and cellular and land-line phone operators.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Closed Society: May 16, 2012

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In an article to be distributed in synagogues on Saturday, Prof. Hillel Weiss from Bar-Ilan University states that “The Supreme Court is bringing upon all of the World’s and Israel’s Jews another holocaust” and further states that “terrorists are sitting in the High Court for Justice”.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 16th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Political: May 7, 2012

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Government ministers are calling for legislation that would bypass the High Court for Justice ruling which directs the State to dismantle the Beit-El neighborhood of Givat HaUlpana.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Judiciary: May 7, 2012

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The High Court for Justice has rejected the petition for the release of Bilal Diab and Thaer Halhala, administrative detainees who are on hunger strike. (Haaretz)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Internal Security: May 3, 2012

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Prison Service guards blocked MK Ahmad Tibi (Raam-Taal) from treating Balal Diab, a Palestinian administrative detainee on hunger strike, who lost consciousness during a hearing of his case before the High Court for Justice.  Before being blocked, the judge, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein asked Tibi, who was present during the hearing, to examine Diab.  Tibi was finally allowed to examine Diab almost an hour after he collapsed. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla)