Archive for the ‘police violence’ tag
Jerusalem’s Prosecutor’s Office will cancel all charges against Udai Biomi, Resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, who was held for 21 days on charges of aggravated assault of a police officer based on the testimony of two Border Police officers. CCTV footage shown in the courtroom revealed that it was actually Biomi who was assaulted by the officers. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
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)
Jajao Bimero, An Israeli student of Ethiopian descent, claims that he had been attacked with pepper spray and an electric shocker by a policeman in Haifa when he tried to assist a woman of Ethiopian descent who was being beaten by the policeman.
Palestinian activist Sagar Abu Maria (42 years old) from Beit Omar reports that he was injured by soldiers who arrested him at a peaceful protest, beat him, dragged him over rocky ground and then charged him with assaulting the soldiers.
The police arrested social protest activists using excessive violence as they were trying to put up tents on Rothschild Blvd. in Tel Aviv, the center of the previous year’s protest. Among others, Tel Aviv police commander Yoram Ohayon arrested a protester who photographed the police, while another officer was threatening to break the protester’s arm (YouTube video in Hebrew). In another case, policemen were photographed looking for a legal excuse to remove a tent tied on top of a vehicle. When they couldn’t find any, they decided to disqualify the car on the ground that its front lights weren’t polished (Photo and explanation in Hebrew on Facebook).
Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ordered the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigation Unit to open a probe against police officers suspected of attacking three East Jerusalem residents.
The Israel Police will distribute identification tags to journalists so as to prevent cases of police violence against them.
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
Four Palestinian youths, residents of Silwan in East Jerusalem, were arrested on suspicion that they attacked three Jews in Gai Ben Hinom in Jerusalem and lightly wounded them. Adv Mohammed Mahmoud who represents the suspects, said that policemen attacked some of the arrested youths who were hospitalized following the arrest. The police claims that the cops were attacked.
Israel Border Police officers beat and detained a 9-year-old boy from Hebron because he entered a closed military zone near a house from which settlers were recently evicted. A medical examination determined that the boy suffered from wounds to his throat and had bruises on his back and chest. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
The state will compensate a man who was beaten by three police officers during a party six years ago.
(Hebrew - Walla)