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Military and Security Forces: March 4, 2013

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Soubhiya Abu Rahma, the mother of Bassem Abu Rahma, a 30-year-old Palestinian man killed after being hit by a tear gas canister while demonstrating against the separation fence in Bil’in in 2009, filed an appeal on Sunday with Israel’s High Court of Justice requesting a decision on whether to indict the soldiers involved in her son’s death. Four years have passed since the death of Bassem Abu Rahma, and more than two and a half years since a MPCID investigation was opened. (Haaretz)

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Military and Security Forces: February 19, 2013

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Three colonels in the IDF’s Logistics Division were investigated by the Military Police CID, two of them due to irregularities and false reports, and the third for sexually harassing a female officer under his command. (Ynetnews)

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February 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 4, 2013

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A new report published by the Yesh Din human rights group reveals that of the 240 complaints regarding possible crimes committed by Israel Defense Forces soldiers against Palestinians filed with the Military Police in 2012, only 78 investigations were launched and not a single indictment was served. (Haaretz)

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February 4th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 7, 2011

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A report published by human rights organization Yesh Din, titled “Alleged Investigation: The Failure of Investigations Into Offenses Committed by IDF Soldiers Against Palestinians,” reveals a series of systemic failures which prevent a proper investigation of offenses allegedly committed by soldiers against Palestinians.  The report shows that between the years 2000-2010 the Military Police Criminal Investigations Department received 3,150 complaints of offenses by soldiers against Palestinians and their property, of which 39% did not lead to an investigation at all.  In addition, out of 1,949 investigations, only 112 led to indictments being filed, which represent only 3.5% of all complaints, and 6% of investigations opened.

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December 7th, 2011 at 9:39 pm