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Internal Security: March 18, 2013

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A Border police commander was convicted of committing sex offenses to a policewoman who served under his command.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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March 18th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Internal Security: March 12, 2013

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Chief of Police, Yohanan Danino, has instructed the police to file indictments even for petty crimes, and examines the performance of various districts according to the number of indictments filed in them, and not according to their substance.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 12th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Internal Security: March 4, 2013

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A police officer was acquitted of a charge of sexual harassment committed against a national service draftee who served with him because the harassment only occurred during one telephone call, and in all his further attempts to call her she hung up the phone.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 4th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Internal Security: March 3, 2013

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An indictment has been filed against Tzipora Samuel, an investigator at the Acre Police station, who is accused of stealing thousands of shekels from suspects she investigated.

(Hebrew – Justice Ministry website)

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March 3rd, 2013 at 10:08 am

Internal Security: February 27, 2013

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The police commissioner dismissed a policeman who posted racist remarks on his Facebook page following the assault of an Arab woman in Jerusalem.

(Hebrew – nrg)

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February 27th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Internal Security: February 20, 2013

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Abdul Karim Lafi, an architect and chairman of the parents committee in Beit Safafa, was arrested and taken in for an interrogation at 2 am on the charge of calling for a strike in Beit Safafa schools to protest the construction of road number 4 that will take 250 dunums of private land and split the village in two. In addition, village residents have complained that ever since their protest has started, Israeli authorities have increased enforcement policies in the village, including sending in tax agents. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: February 11, 2013

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The Givatayim police detective unit has been closed after the police investigations unit opened five investigations into violence used against detainees in its offices during its single year of operation.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 11th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Internal Security: February 4, 2013

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The Police has been conducting enforcement operations in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Isawiya and Silwan. The operations included numerous arrests, roadblocks to inspect vehicles, tax collection, house demolitions, shutting off water, various fines, searches and random checks of identification, and more.

Residents said police officers and commanders have admitted to them that in practice it is punishment in response to rock-throwing and other disturbances.

“Learn not to throw rocks. As long as you continue to throw rocks we aren’t leaving,” one Silwan resident said a police officer told him. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: January 29, 2013

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An Eritrean asylum seeker who filed a rape complaint was asked by the police investigator in charge whether she “enjoyed the act” and “what did you feel when he came?”

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 29th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Internal Security: January 24, 2013

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Police officer Mordechai Shai Krief, was convicted of exploiting his position in order to intimidate women involved in prostitution, extort them, and force them to engage in sexual intercourse with him.

(Hebrew – Inter Spem et Metnum blog)

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January 24th, 2013 at 9:13 am