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Internal Security: March 17, 2013

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The Department for the Investigation of Police officers has filed an indictment against Meir Pappo, Idan Chekov, and Eliran Dvivo, police volunteers who are suspected of committing a series of robberies of businesses belonging to Eritrean citizens in Tel-Aviv’s old central bus station.

(Hebrew – Ministry of Justice)

Political: March 7, 2013

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The finance and justice ministries are pushing for an amendment that could give the new government the ability to propose the budgets for the years 2013-2014 in one bill, with separate columns for each of the two years. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 7th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Judiciary: March 5, 2013

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The State Prosecutor’s Office is creating a new department to deal with issues related to illegal immigrants. The new department will be headed by attorney Yochi Gnessin, for whom the position was specially created in order to prevent her retirement from the Prosecutor’s Office, and to which she will be appointed without a public tender. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2013 at 9:35 am

Internal Security: February 24, 2013

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The Ministry of Justice’s Police Investigations Department (DIP) filed an indictment against policeman Shlomi Ye’ul, who served in the Ayalon District, for indecent assault and harassment of nine women.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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February 24th, 2013 at 10:46 am

Internal Security: January 2, 2013

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A complaint has been filed with the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Department against a police man from Tel-Aviv district who is suspected of using a tazer against a detainee at the Bat-Yam police station, while the detainee, who suffers from mental illness, was handcuffed and hiding behind an investigator in one of the station’s rooms.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 2nd, 2013 at 11:07 am

Internal Security: December 30, 2012

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The Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Department has filed an indictment against a policeman charged with an attempted sexual harassment of a 13 year old girl.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 30th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Economy and Society: December 18, 2012

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The Ministry of Justice has published a bill proposal, which would allow the state to instruct internet service providers to block access to various websites, without requiring a court order. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Calcalist)

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December 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Judiciary: December 2, 2012

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Former Deputy Attorney General, Attorney Mike Blass, continues to handle professional matters for the Ministry of Justice, even though his tenure in the office has ended as a result of a governmental decision.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 2nd, 2012 at 9:41 am

Internal Security: December 2, 2012

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The Justice and Internal Security Ministries have circulated to all government ministries a bill proposal which would allow police officers to break into homes or any other building without a warrant, in case of a reasonable suspicion that a loud noise emanates from the property.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 am

Internal Security: October 29, 2012

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The Justice Ministry’s Police Investigation Unit has filed two indictments against three Border Policemen who are accused of violence against Palestinians in two separate cases, and conspiracy to cover up their actions.  Border Policemen Omri Cohen and Danny Abara are accused of attacking a Palestinian who complained about a body search they conducted on him, and of lodging a false report of the incident, claiming the Palestinian man attacked them.  Moshe Lama is charged with breaking the pelvis of a Palestinian labourer. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – News1)