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Internal Security: February 10, 2013

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The GSS uses an interrogation method in which the interrogated person is denied sleep, while being supplied with coffee, despite a past court ruling which stated that a person cannot be convicted based on information obtained using such methods. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Military and Security Forces: June 1, 2012

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Mahmoud Qaraeen, a Palestinian member of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), was summoned to talk to a Shabak investigator at the Shalem police station in Jerusalem. Qaraeen was questioned about his life and work although he was not suspected of any specific crime, and the questioning was unrelated to any ongoing investigation.

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Internal Security: May 28, 2012

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The Internal Security Service is trying to recruit Palestinian homosexuals as collaborators using threats of exposing their sexual orientation if they refuse.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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May 28th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Internal Security: December 17, 2011‎

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The Ministry of Justice silently admitted that Israel Security Agency (AKA Shabak) agents tortured Mahawash al-Qadi, a resident of Rafah and a member of the Hamas’ military wing, in an attempt to find the whereabouts of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Al-Qadi did not possess that information.

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December 17th, 2011 at 10:31 am

Closed Society: September 13, 2011

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A report by the Shabak (ISA) states that right-wing activists from the West Bank have changed their activity format, from  spontaneous acts against Palestinians, to organized and planned activities, using a structure of a terrorist cell.

(Hebrew)

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September 13th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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Internal Security: September 6, 2011

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Shabak (Israel Security Agency) has activated five times in 2011 the ”security offenses detainee law”, which allows to extend the detention of individuals suspected of security offenses, without being brought before a judge.

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September 6th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Military and Security Forces: July 6, 2011

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Shabak (Israel Security Agency, ISA), almost prevented a soldier who grew up in a religious home from servicing in an elite unit of the Air Force, because he testified that he used to drink alcohol as part of religious ceremonies in Jewish holidays. An ISA psychiatrist characterized the behavior of the soldier as ”pathological drinking.”

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July 6th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Closed Society: May 3, 2011

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A complaint was filed against a number of doctors of Laniado Hospital, stating that contrary to the law, they failed to report that Jihad Moujabari, a Palestinian who arrived at the emergency room,  claimed that he was severely beaten during his interrogation by the Shabak [Israeli domestic secret service - Ed.].

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Military and Security Forces: 13 April, 2011

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Rabbi Asher Vodka, a Bat-Yam resident who works as a teacher in a local school, was called for a meeting with Shabak (Israeli secret service) personnel, who wouldn’t identify by name. Vodka, a teacher by trade, is known as a major activist in separating Jews from Arabs. Shabak people warned him not to make contact with West Bank settlers, who might drag him into terrorist activity. Intelligence officer of the Bat-Yam police department has threatened Rabbi Vodka in the past, that unless he stopped his activity, he would be forced out of the city. Vodka stated that everything that he has been doing was legal, but the officer replied: “Legal or not legal, you will be forced out.”

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April 13th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Military and Security Forces: 12 April, 2011

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Shabak (Israeli secret service) interrogator who remained unknown, has summoned a Rabbi of a synagogue in the Tel-Aviv area, and banned him from entering the West Bank. The interrogation occured following lessons and other activities, which the Rabbi conducted, in order to prevent social ties between Jewish women and Arab men.

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April 12th, 2011 at 6:48 pm