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Internal Security: February 12, 2013

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According to an investigative report by Australian television channel ABC, Ben Zygier, an Israeli with Australian citizenship who was held in complete isolation at Ayalon prison, committed suicide in his cell. According to the report, Zygier was imprisoned without anyone’s knowledge. Zygier’s jailers did not know the identity of the prisoner under their charge nor the reason for his arrest. The affair has been under a gag order, and reports about it in Israeli media have been censored. (ABC)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 12th, 2013 at 10:45 am

Internal Security: February 12, 2013

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Israel Prison Service has begun rehabilitating Jewish security prisoners, but denies the requests for rehabilitation of an Arab-Israeli security prisoner. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 12th, 2013 at 10:39 am

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)

Internal Security: December 12, 2012

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An officer of the Israel Prison Service was arrested for allegedly raping a female co-worker. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 12th, 2012 at 11:51 am

Internal Security: June 20, 2012

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An officer of the Israel Prison Service is suspected of transferring cellphones to security prisoners in return for bribes. (Ynetnews)

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June 20th, 2012 at 5:17 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)

Internal Security: May 3, 2012

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The Israel Prison Service will only allow administrative detainees on hunger strike to meet their lawyers if they get up from bed to request a meeting.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 3rd, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Internal Security: May 3, 2012

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The Tel-Aviv District Court recently approved a compensation agreement, according to which the state will pay 1.2 million NIS to the family of convict Mohammed Ashkar, who was killed in Ketziot Prison during a surprise search, meant in part to “boost the morale” of the prison service’s Metzada unit members.  Following the approval of the agreement, the State Prosecutor’s office decided to close the investigation of the prison guards for their involvement in what turned out to be a prisoner riot resulting in 1 dead prisoner, 15 injured prisoners, and 15 injured prison guards.  The State agreed to pay the above mentioned sum – to the parents, wife and little son of Ashkar – while stating that it was being done in the framework of a compromise, and without admitting responsibility for the incidence.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

Internal Security: April 18, 2012

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Three weeks after being disqualified as a candidate for the position of Commander of the Israel Prison Service due to inappropriate relations with a female officer, Gundar (Major-General) Eli Gabizon took part in a committee which approved the promotion of the same officer to a senior position in the Israel Prison Service.

(Ynet - Hebrew)

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April 18th, 2012 at 10:57 pm