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Military and Security Forces: March 4, 2013

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Soubhiya Abu Rahma, the mother of Bassem Abu Rahma, a 30-year-old Palestinian man killed after being hit by a tear gas canister while demonstrating against the separation fence in Bil’in in 2009, filed an appeal on Sunday with Israel’s High Court of Justice requesting a decision on whether to indict the soldiers involved in her son’s death. Four years have passed since the death of Bassem Abu Rahma, and more than two and a half years since a MPCID investigation was opened. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Military and Security Forces: February 7, 2013

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An IDF soldier is under investigation by the police national unit for international investigations on suspicion of taking part in seven “price tag” incidents.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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February 7th, 2013 at 11:53 am

Military and Security Forces: January 15, 2013

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An investigation into the shooting death of 16 year old Samir Awad from the village of Budrus shows that the IDF force which opened fire on the teen did so in contravention of the rules of engagement and then tried to cover up the story.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 15th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Internal Security: December 27, 2012

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Police investigator Zion Karakalis was recorded during a telephone call in which he tried to coordinate evidence with a suspect in an assault, apparently in order to close the case against him.  According to him, we recommended closing the case, even though there is evidence against the suspects.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 27th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Political: December 13, 2012

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, decided to indict Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu), on charges of breach of trust and fraud.  The charges say Lieberman promoted former ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben Aryeh without reporting that Ben Aryeh had tipped him off about the investigation being conducted against him in Belarus.  At the same time, Weinstein decided to close the main case against Lieberman, in which he was alleged to have been involved in money laundering, fraud, and breach of trust.  Lieberman was suspected of receiving millions of dollars from international tycoons such as Martin Schlaff and Mikhail Chernoy through foreign front companies while he was serving in public positions. (Haaretz)

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Military and Security Forces: December 5, 2012

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The investigation into the killing of Mustafa Tamimi, resident of the West Bank village of a-Nabi Saleh, who was fatally injured in the head by a tear gas canister, is still not completed, even though a year has already passed. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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December 5th, 2012 at 9:39 am

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)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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November 24th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Political: November 24, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) announced that he will ask Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open an investigation of MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), following her decision during operation Pillar of Cloud to observe a moment of silence for the “martyrs” killed by the IDF.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Political: November 23, 2012

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MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) asked the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open a criminal investigation of MK Afou Agbaria (Hadash) on the charge of incitement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The request follows a status on his Facebook page of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with blood-stained hands and blood-splattered clothes at the start of the Pillar of Defense military operation.  The caption under the image says: “Citizens of Israel, vote for me! Look, I have fresh blood on my hands!” (Arutz7)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 23rd, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Internal Security: May ‎‏11‏‎, 2012‎

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Investigators from the economic investigation unit asked for a meeting with Judge Abraham Heiman, vice president of the Magistrate Court of Rishon Leziyon, to present their evidence before any suspects were arrested and while the investigation was still under cover.

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May 11th, 2012 at 11:40 pm