Archive for the ‘J14’ tag
The Tel-Aviv Magistrate’s Court criticized the handling by the police of indictments against social justice activists, saying that in light of the number of indictments which are cancelled, it might be a case of making a mountain out of a molehill. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Hired security guards dismantled the “social justice outpost” wooden structure near Yakum in the Sharon area. According to activists the outpost was violently dismantled and the security guards, who were unaccompanied by police, refused to present a legal warrant.
The police arrested social protest activists using excessive violence as they were trying to put up tents on Rothschild Blvd. in Tel Aviv, the center of the previous year’s protest. Among others, Tel Aviv police commander Yoram Ohayon arrested a protester who photographed the police, while another officer was threatening to break the protester’s arm (YouTube video in Hebrew). In another case, policemen were photographed looking for a legal excuse to remove a tent tied on top of a vehicle. When they couldn’t find any, they decided to disqualify the car on the ground that its front lights weren’t polished (Photo and explanation in Hebrew on Facebook).
A teenager who participated in a J14 protest in Tel Aviv reported that a policeman kicked him in the stomach and cursed him. The incident happened after he left the group of protesters.
During a demonstration against the dismantlement of the tent camp in the HaTikva neighborhood of Tel-Aviv, Police carried out arrests without any legal justification, and in at least one case arrested a couple whose children were subsequently left without any supervision.
The Israeli Broadcast Authority (IBA) published an internal bid to appoint a new director for Reshet Bet, currently headed by Motti Amir. Amir is considered an opponent of Miki Miro, head of the Radio division of the IBA. The two clashed on multiple issues, among them an attempt by Miro to cancel extensive coverage of the J14 protests.
Three protesters were arrested yesterday during a demonstration in front of the house of the Minister of Finance, Yuval Steinitz, in Mevasseret Ziyon. One protester was hospitalized with a fractured rib which protesters claim was caused by police violence. Stav Shafir, one of the J14 leaders, claims she was lightly hurt by a police car.