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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)

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April 4th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Internal Security: February 23, 2013

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Arafat Jaradat, a 30 year old Palestinian detainee, died in Megido prison of a heart attack. His fellow inmates claim his death is a result of torture. (Haaretz)

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February 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 am

Internal Security: February 10, 2013

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The GSS uses an interrogation method in which the interrogated person is denied sleep, while being supplied with coffee, despite a past court ruling which stated that a person cannot be convicted based on information obtained using such methods. (Haaretz)

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February 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Internal Security: January 6, 2013

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A military judge acquitted a Palestinian accused of abetting manslaughter and abetting attempted manslaughter.  The judge, Lt. Col. Ronen Atzmon, criticized the GSS (Shin Bet) for not documenting the fact that the accused fell asleep several times during his interrogation.  According to the defendant, Salem Rajoub, the interrogation so exhausted him that he was prepared to tell his interrogators anything they wanted. (Haaretz)

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Internal Security: December 23, 2012

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The internal Security Service (Shin Bet) has summoned Dr. Kobi Snitz, a mathematician from the Weizmann Institute of Science, for interrogation, and demanded that he not participate in demonstrations against the separation wall.  In his interrogation Dr. Snitz was told that the ISS is investigating cases of “deligitimization” of Israel. (Haaretz)

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Internal Security: November 24, 2012

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The majority of the interrogation records in the Zion Square lynch case in Jerusalem have been erased from police computers.  This could lead to lighter sentences for the 10 defendants in the case. (Ynetnews)

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November 24th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Internal Security: June 14, 2012

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Activist Shlomi Avraham claims that police officers came to his house and took him to a police station for questioning, during which they accused him of theft after he was seen picking up discarded lumber from the street.  During the questioning the station commander entered the interrogation room and asked him about his plans for the upcoming demonstrations.

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Internal Security: June 11, 2012

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The Police is summoning social activists who participated in last year’s social protests for interrogation, without informing them of the reason for the interrogation. (Ha’aretz)

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June 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 1, 2012

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A soldier serving in the Armored Corps claims that he was forced to stand out in the rain for two hours while waiting to take a drug test at a Military Police base.  According to the soldier, MPs denied his request to stand under a nearby awning.  Furthermore, during his interrogation investigators forced him to strip naked.

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February 1st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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Senior IDF generals under investigation surrounding the “Harpaz document” scandal — in which Lt. Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz is under suspicion of fabricating a document relating to the process for choosing the IDF chief of staff — offered partial testimonies and tried to extract from the Police interrogators what they know before giving their full version of the events. Some of the officers offered parts of the information only after being called in for a second time to provide testimony.

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:07 pm