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Judiciary: February 8, 2013

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Justice Moshe Drori from the Jerusalem District Court released a man suspected of assaulting Palestinians on the grounds that utilizing a special police unit to investigate price tag assaults constitutes discriminatory law enforcement.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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February 8th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Internal Security: December 21, 2012

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The Jerusalem District Court has released three right-wing activist to house arrest due to the failure of the police to file indictments in their case in a timely fashion.  The three are suspected of vandalizing mosques in the West Bank.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 21st, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Internal Security: November 6, 2012

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The Jerusalem District Court ordered the Police to pay compensations of 10,000 NIS to right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir for an unlawful arrest and detention in Hebron in 2005.

(Hebrew – News1)

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November 6th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Internal Security: June 14, 2012

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Yesterday, the Jerusalem District Court acquitted five East Jerusalem residents aged 15-18 of participation in disturbances of the peace in the village of Silwan in March 2011, after having spent a year and a quarter in jail or house arrest.  During the trial, numerous discrepancies were found between what was heard in interrogation tapes and what the investigators later reported, and that in cases where there were no recordings, the transcripts the investigators prepared after the fact were partial and misleading. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Internal Security: December 18, 2011

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The Jerusalem District Court a year ago criticized the involvement of the Jerusalem Police District’s Consultant for Arab Affairs, Doron Zahavi, also known as Captain George, in a case of severe violence attributed to “Family Honour” defamation.  Zahavi recommended that the two brothers accused of attacking their sister and her boyfriend be released, claiming that leaving them in custody would increase the likelihood that they would attack again.  Justice Moshe Yuad determined that this recommendation was “not fit to be heard from an officer of the law”.

(Hebrew)

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December 18th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Internal Security: December 5, 2011

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A Palestinian without a criminal background from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina  was arrested approximately a month ago on suspicion of reckless driving in a stolen vehicle in Jerusalem.  The District Court ruled that he did not pose a danger to the public and must be released to house arrest, but four days later police officers arrested him again on the same charges.

(Hebrew)

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December 5th, 2011 at 12:57 am

Local Government: November 9, 2011

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Jerusalem District Court Justice Dr. Yigal Marzel determined that the Jerusalem Municipality violated the Supreme Court’s orders regarding providing assistance to the city’s LGBT community’s “Open House”.

(Hebrew)

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November 9th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Military and Security Forces: June 16,2011

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Jerusalem District Court with the consent of the state prosecution had deleted charges against a girl from Ramat Migron attributing her stone throwing at Palestinian cars, after two soldiers who were there at the time, contradicted the version of the officer who accused the girl. Hakol Hayehudi (The Jewish Voice) website reported that this was the main charge in the indictment filed against the girl, and is the reasons for which the girl is under house arrest for more than seven months.

(Hebrew )