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Closed Society: March 5, 2013

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The owner of a vehicle which was parked illegally in Jerusalem assaulted an Arab parking inspector with punches and kicks to the head and ribs after the warden gave him a parking citation. Eyewitness accounts indicate that the assailant said to the Arab – Israeli “your uniform, you should wear with Hezbollah.” (BeHadrei Haredim)

(Hebrew – Reshet)

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March 5th, 2013 at 10:40 am

Internal Security: March 4, 2013

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The Jerusalem Police has stated that the assault on an Arab woman near the light rail station in the city was racially motivated. According to the Police, the young women suspected of the assault met the woman by chance, asked her if she was an Arab, and when she replied that she was, they assaulted her. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 4th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Closed Society: March 4, 2013

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Diners assaulted an Arab fast food restaurant worker in Tel-Aviv, hurling racial slurs at him, as well as chairs and tables. (Al-Akhbar)

(Hebrew – nana10)

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March 4th, 2013 at 11:09 am

Closed Society: March 3, 2013‎

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According to police data, 56 “price tag” incidents took place across Jerusalem in 2012, mainly targeting Arabs and Arab-owned property. Suspect were detainedin only 12 of the cases, and not all of them were indicted. In 2011 police recorded only 28 “price tag” incidents.

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March 3rd, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Closed Society: March 3, 2013

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Data released by the Jerusalem Police District shows that in 2012 there were 56 “Price Tag” attacks, mainly targeting Arabs. In only 12 of the cases were suspects arrested, but charges were not filed against all of them. In comparison, during 2011, 28 “Price Tag” attacks were documented.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 3rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Closed Society: March 2, 2013

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The “Afikim” bus company has inaugurated two new bus lines, intended for Palestinian commuters only, in order to reduce the presence of Palestinians on buses which are used by Jews. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 2nd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Internal Security: February 27, 2013

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The police commissioner dismissed a policeman who posted racist remarks on his Facebook page following the assault of an Arab woman in Jerusalem.

(Hebrew – nrg)

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February 27th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Closed Society: February 26, 2013

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A group of Jewish women assaulted an Arab woman as she was waiting for the train at a station in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – nrg)

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February 26th, 2013 at 11:19 am

Closed Society: February 25, 2013

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Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry investigators say they ignore testimonies given by Palestinian who are suspected of illegally working in Israel, because they have a “tendency to lie”. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 25th, 2013 at 11:05 am

Closed Society: February 25, 2013

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15 youths assaulted Hassan Ausruf, an employee of the city of Tel-aviv-Yaffo, in the city’s boardwalk, calling him a “stinking Arab” and beating him. Ausruf sustained serious wounds to his head. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 25th, 2013 at 11:01 am