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Closed Society: 22nd December, 2010

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Unknown persons broke into the database of the human rights organization Yesh Din, which reports on and follows violations of the law and harming of Palestinians in the West Bank. Also, internal documents were stolen from the office of Adv. Michael Sfard, the organization’s legal counsel. Since there were no signs of break-in in the offices of Yesh Din or Sfard, the organization suspects right-wing organizations have infiltrated a “mole” into it. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Police: 28 November, 2010

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The Samaria-Judea District of the police has recommended not to prosecute Border Patrol policemen who shot left-wing demonstrator Emily Henochowitz in the eye half a year ago, in Qalandyia. Henochowitz was wounded by a gas cannister shot by a Border Patrol soldier. Her family claims that she was targeted directly, in violation of orders. Adv. Michael Sfard, who represents the family, claims that the police investigators were negligent in their work. He claims that no testimony was collected from eye-witnesses, including the Haaretz journalism team, which photographed it as it occurred. Sfard stated that “the J-S district police is the Border Patrol’s waste-treatment plant [sic]. Every investigation of a killing or wounding ends up smelling of no guilt. This case proves that the negligence borders on cover-up. Anyone who thinks that there is no need to investigate objective eye-witnesses who stated that the Border Patrol policeman aimed directly is obstructing the investigation and admitting that it has no intention of discovering the truth.” (Hebrew)

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November 28th, 2010 at 6:45 pm