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Settlers and Settlements: March 13, 2013

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Settlers from the outpost Ramat Migron assaulted Palestinians who were cultivating land located in the outpost. According to non-profit “Honenu”, police officers who were called to the scene arrested and assaulted a pregnant settler from the outpost. (Arutz 7)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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March 13th, 2013 at 10:43 am

Internal Security: February 13, 2013

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Ilya Gordiyenko, an Ashdod resident, was assaulted by nine police officers after refusing to accompany them to the police station without being told what he was suspected of. The officers claimed that the suspect assaulted them, but a video of the arrest shows their version to be a lie. However, the judge refused to watch the video and extended Gordiyenko’s detention, who was later fully acquitted of all charges.

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(Hebrew – Mako)

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February 13th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Internal Security: February 11, 2013

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The Givatayim police detective unit has been closed after the police investigations unit opened five investigations into violence used against detainees in its offices during its single year of operation.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 11th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Internal Security: February 10, 2013

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Merav Lonn, a disabled single mother from Beer-Sheva, was violently evicted from an Amidar apartment which she invaded in order to get away from a neighbor who harassed her family.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 10th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Internal Security: December 24, 2012

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Moshe Waldman and his son Rotem claim that a police officer assaulted them after they asked him to move his police cruiser.  The two were arrested and interrogated on suspicion of assaulting an officer and interfering with a policeman. (Yeshiva World)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 24th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Internal Security: December 24, 2012

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Two men accused of assualting police officers were acquitted, after the Beer-Sheva Magistrate’s Court determined that they were the ones who were assaulted by the police officers.  The court also ruled that there is a suspicion that the police officers coordinated their testimony.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 24th, 2012 at 10:51 am

Internal Security: December 16, 2012

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According to the 2012 Report on the State of Human Rights in Israel and the OPT, compiled by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the police, in an unprecedented move, summoned activists to illegal questioning sessions about their plans for future protests and even about the content of the protest signs they planned to hold.  The police also set unlawful and unreasonable demands as preconditions for a demonstration permit.  In addition, this year again saw reports of police officers refusing to identify themselves during demonstrations, a violation of police regulations, as well as many reports of officers dispersing demonstrations and arresting demonstrators without legal cause and with the use of excessive force. (ACRI)

(Hebrew – ACRI)

Internal Security: December 11, 2012

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Two police officers were convicted by the Tel-Aviv Magistrates’ Court of the aggravated assault of Almog Avshalomov, a Maccabi Tel-Aviv football fan, with whom they argued during a match.

(Hebrew – Sport 5)

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December 11th, 2012 at 11:41 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)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 10th, 2012 at 10:37 am

Internal Security: November 12, 2012

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A post in the “Physicians for Human Rights” facebook group says that a large police force entered the “Beer Kha’il” elementary school in the Bedouin village of Beer Hadaj, fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and arrested students.  A senior physician at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva said that a bus filled with at least 20 children arrived at the hospital’s children’s intensive care unit, where they were treated for tear gas inhalation.  According to reports by the “Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality”, those injured during the incident include a pregnant woman, a child with a broken arm, and another with an eye injury.  13 people were arrested during the raid, including several children. (+972mag.com)

(Hebrew – Facebook)