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Internal Security: February 26, 2013

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The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court acquitted Tuesday morning three young Arab women and a young Arab man of the offenses of participating in an illegal assembly, causing a disturbance and assaulting police officers, during a demonstration against Operation Cast Lead in 2008. In his verdict, Judge Ido Druyan strongly criticized the police and prosecution, saying there was no fear of a disturbance during the gathering and “certainly there was no justification for the hasty and sloppy submission of this failed indictment.” Druyan ordered the verdict be passed on to senior officers in the Tel Aviv district and countrywide in order for them to learn a lesson from the affair. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

 

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February 26th, 2013 at 11:25 am

Judiciary: February 17, 2013

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The Tel-Aviv District Court handed a sentence of six months community service to Haim Mula who was convicted in the framework of a plea bargain of involvement in a molotov cocktail attack on the homes of asylum seekers in Tel-Aviv. The judge harshly criticized the prosecution, saying “the fact the plea bargain was reached due to lack of hard evidence was problematic. It is hard to understand how an indictment is served when there is such a shortage of evidence.” (Jerusalem Post)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

Settlers and Settlements: December 27, 2012

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An indictment for committing hate crimes against Palestinians has been filed against three young residents of West Bank settlements.  The three are accused of involvement in a vehicle torching and spraypainting graffiti near Dahariya, south of Hebron. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 27th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Judiciary: 3rd January, 2011

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A report of the State Comptroller found that in thousands of legal cases, no decision about either an indictment or a closure of the case was taken, for over two years. Dozens of other cases are waiting over seven years for a decision of the prosecution, some of them relating to public officials. (Hebrew)

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January 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 am

Judiciary: 2 September 2010

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The Prosecution has filed its response to the Supreme Court of Justice about the motion filed against the unique cultural educational institutions, under which most of the secondary educational institutions in the ultra-orthodox (haredi) are exempt from studying core subjects (including language arts, mathematics, science, technology, and physical education). The Prosecution claims that the arrangement as it stands has existed since the establishment of the state, and that the Lithuanian yeshiva model serves “as a wedge against modernity and the threats of education.”

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September 2nd, 2010 at 12:17 am