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Internal Security: January 6, 2013

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Beer-Sheva Magistrate’s Court Justice Ron Solkin determined that three police officers made a false report, claiming a dog bit one of them, following which the dog’s owner was put on trial.  The officers – Shay Diashi, Master Sargeant Amichai Ashtan, and Master Sargeant Rony Malshav – reported about the bite after one of them kicked the dog, hurling her 10 meters away.

(Hebrew – News1)

Internal Security: January 5, 2013

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According to R’, a resident of a kibbutz in Jezreel Valley, his neighbour, a policeman, assaulted and threatened him, because he prevented his son from abusing a cat.

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January 5th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Internal Security: December 25, 2012

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Following noise complaints made by his neighbours, policemen arrived at the home of Guy Azran, broke into it without a warrant, beat him, and arrested him.

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December 25th, 2012 at 9:57 am

Internal Security: December 19, 2012

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Nimrod Fieldman claims that he was detained for questioning by a police officer in whose actions he expressed an interest.  According to him, the officer, together with other officers, beat him, electrocuted him with a tazer, and framed him for assaulting a police officer.

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December 19th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Internal Security: December 18, 2012

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The Shai District Police has filed an indictment against a minor for allegedly assaulting a police officer, even though one of the officers who was an eyewitness of the incident claims there was no assault.  The Police retracted the indictment only after a judge forced it to hand over the officer’s disciplinary record, which includes four investigations for violence. (Haaretz)

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December 18th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Internal Security: December 10, 2012

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Undercover police officers (mista’arvim) beat a 17 year old boy from Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem during his detention, resulting in his hospitalization. (Ynetnews)

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December 10th, 2012 at 10:37 am

Internal Security: November 2, 2012‎

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Asaf Kintzer Berdugo claims he witnessed ten border police troops attacking a black man in Neve Sha’anan neighbourhood in south Tel Aviv.

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November 2nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Internal Security: May 17, 2012

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The police decided to pass on to the Justice Ministry Police Investigations Department several severe complaints about police brutality towards demonstrators, during a demonstration to support Palestinian prisoners outside of Ramle prison two weeks ago.  The complaints include the use of tasers on demonstrators, punching and kicking bound detainees, sexual harassment and use of racist, demeaning and abusive language. (Haaretz)

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May 17th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Internal Security: December 24, 2011‎

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Three Palestinians say they were attacked by a settler near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The Palestinians turned to border police standing nearby for help. One Druze police officer attempted to arrest the attacker, but a group of settlers prevented this and helped the attacker escape. Following the disturbance the policemen finally arrested the Palestinians, banging the head of one of them against an iron door. The Palestinians were detained and they say they were also beaten on the way to the police station.

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December 24th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Police: June 30, 2011

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Tel Aviv Magistrate Court judge, Muki Landman, criticized the conduct of the Police Internal Investigations Division, after it closed the complaint of a man regarding police brutality, without examining it. The man, igor Kuzin, was arrested on the suspicion of stealing a scooter, and claimed that policemen from the Yiftach district abused him using a stun gun during his arrest.

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