Archive for the ‘prisoners’ tag
A petition filed with the Central District Court claims that complaints by prisoners filed with the complaints officer of the Ministry of Internal Security’s ombudsman, are rejected without examination, and then procedures are opened against the prisoners for filing false complaints.
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
While talks were underway for Gilad Shalit’s release in 2009, changes were made in military law regarding the early release of prisoners (security order number 1677). These amendments, and the interpretation now being given to the order, allow the IDF and the Shin Bet to rearrest any released prisoner until the end of his or her original sentence, on the slightest pretext. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Interior Minister Eli Yishai said Israel should release petty criminals to free up jail space for 50,000 illegal “infiltrators.” He added that it is impossible to deport citizens of North Sudan and Eritrea. “At the moment, there are more than 50,000 people whom I cannot deport,” he said. “The security of Israeli citizens is really undermined as a result of these infiltrators and their behavior here, so I proposed clearing out the prisons.”
A report by the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry for Prisoners Affairs found that 800,000 Palestinians were arrested by Israeli authorities since the start of the occupation in 1967 – a quarter of the Palestinian population.
Gonen Ginat, deputy editor of [free daily] Israel Hayom, wrote that there are no human beings in the Gaza Strip. According to him, this is not racism but fact: “Only those who do are not part of the human race celebrate the release of those who bomb children. Only those who are not human beings dance in the streets and greet with shrieks of happiness those who quite simply slaughtered humans. This is not racism but a fact: only those who are not human beings hand out candy to passers-by in order to celebrate the return of murderers to their streets.”
The electronic shackling program, which has been operating in Israel for five years, is run without organized legislation and dangerous prisoners and detainies ignore their shackle and evade oversight. Among other people released in this manner are members of crime families, murderers, and rapists. When they violate the terms of their release, many weeks are required to deny them the right to take part in the project and there is no limitation on the time permitted for use of the shackle.