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Military and Security Forces: January 8, 2013

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Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge Hanna Miriam Lump acquitted two left-wing activists from charges of insulting a public official and interfering with a public official in his duty, determining that the testimonies of Border Policemen against the two were not reliable, since the policemen coordinated their testimonies and the indictment was served only after the activists filed a complaint with the Department for the Investigation of Police Officers against one of their arresting officers.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Judiciary: January 7, 2013

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court dismissed an indictment against a right-wing activist for assaulting a police officer, after it was found that right-wing activist Nadia Matar, who organized the demonstration in which the incident allegedly occured, was not charged even though she allegedly commited more serious offences. The court ruled that there was selective enforcement by the State Attorney’s Office.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

Judiciary: January 3, 2013

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District court justice Rivka Friedman-Feldman criticized a decision by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court to extend the detention of two residents of the outpost Esh Kodesh by 3 days.  Magistrate’s Court Justice Tamar Ben-Asher Tsaban decided to hold the deliberation in the matter even though the detainee’s attorney was not present and without offering the accused a public attorney.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

Internal Security: November 7, 2012

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Jerusalem’s Prosecutor’s Office will cancel all charges against Udai Biomi, Resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, who was held for 21 days on charges of aggravated assault of a police officer based on the testimony of two Border Police officers.  CCTV footage shown in the courtroom revealed that it was actually Biomi who was assaulted by the officers. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: November 6, 2012

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has acquitted a woman who was arrested for holding up signs in front of the Maaleh Edumim Police station in demonstration of the station’s failure to process complaints she filed.  The Court determined that the demonstration comes under the framework of protection of freedom of expression and the right to protest.

(Hebrew – News1)

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November 6th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Judiciary: June 6, 2012

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court sentenced Shula Zaken, who was former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Bureau Cheif, to four months of community service and an additional two months of probation, following her conviction of fraud and breach of trust for influencing promotions in the Tax Authority.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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June 6th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Internal Security: May 25, 2012

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Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ordered the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigation Unit to open a probe against police officers suspected of attacking three East Jerusalem residents.

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May 25th, 2012 at 9:17 am

Internal Security: February 5, 2012

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has acquitted a left-wing activist indicted for causing a disturbance and assaulting police officers during a demonstration in East Jerusalem a year and a half ago.  The judge harshly criticized the police for their conduct in the case, stating that the officers were untruthful during the investigation and in court.

(Hebrew)

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February 5th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Judiciary: February 2, 2012‎

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The Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court convicted Fatma Diab, a Palestinian resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, of assaulting MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) and two other men by throwing water at them two years ago.

(Hebrew)

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:40 am

Internal Security: November 30, 2011

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court imposed a personal fine of 30,000 New Israeli Shekels on police officers who broke into a private home in Rehovot without a warrant and arrested the father of the family in a degrading manner.

(Hebrew)

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November 30th, 2011 at 9:48 pm