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Internal Security: April 18, 2013

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Adi Elsin, 30, an inspector and intelligence coordinator in the Population, Immigration and Border Authority’s Oz enforcement unit, was indicted for allegedly assaulting and extorting Indian labor migrants, and in one case he is suspected of performing indecent acts on a female foreign worker. (Haaretz)

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Closed Society: December 30, 2012

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Two wardens from the Ministry of Interior’s Oz unit arrived at a kindergarten and arrested a five year old girl who was transferred to a detention facility with her mother in preparation for their deportation.

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December 30th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Military and Security Forces: July 13‎‏‎, 2012‎

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Central Command Chief, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, issued a new order allowing inspectors from the Interior Ministry’s enforcement unit, called Oz unit, to remove any foreigners found in the West Bank without a permit, including in area A. This step was struck down in the past by the High Court of Justice, on the grounds that the Interior Ministry inspectors do not have authority in the West Bank.

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July 13th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Internal Security: June 18, 2012

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Inspectors from the Interior Ministry’s Oz Unit arrested a family of asylum seekers from Africa in its home in Arad, and transferred them to a detention facility in Omer, even though the family is from North Sudan and therefore cannot be deported. (Haaretz)

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June 18th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Closed Society: March 7, 2012

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The Ministry of Interior’s Oz Unit refuses to release from detention a Filipino migrant laborer and her four-year-old son who suffers from autism and requires constant psychological and medical attention.

(Hebrew - Nana10)

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March 7th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Internal Security: November 7, 2011

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Vincenta Kabsag, a migrant worker from the Philippines who is a legal resident of Israel, claims that inspectors from the Ministry of Interior’s operational unit Oz treated her aggressively and violently.

(Hebrew)

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November 7th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Internal Security: September 13, 2011

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A priest from Ghana who has been living in Israel legally for 25 years, claimed that “Oz unit” inspectors of the Ministry of the Interior arrested and tortured him for hours, just for not carrying a passport.

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September 13th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Police: June 9, 2011

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A confrontation broke out between the Oz unit officers and Freudor Kitate, a diplomat from the Embassy of Congo, in the Hatikva neighborhood in Tel – Aviv. The Ambassador, Marcel Makangu, said that the officers did not accept the diplomatic certificate presented to them by Mr. Kitate and ordered him to present a passport. The Population and Migration Authority reported that Kitate refused to identify himself and cursed the inspectors.

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June 9th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Police: May 24, 2011

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Seven children, aged one to three and a half, have been arrested in two days, along with their mothers, by Unit Oz inspectors. They were taken to the entry-denied facility in Ben-Gurion airport.

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May 24th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Police: 6 January, 2011

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Neot Hakikar farmers say that OZ unit inspectors were brutal in their conduct towards migrant laborers employed there under valid licenses. The farmers also complain that the inspectors broke into warehouses and damaged them as part of spot-inspections they held on their farms. The police refused to handle these complaints and referred the residents to the OZ unit. (Hebrew)

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January 6th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

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