Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Archive for the ‘Shin Bet’ tag

Military and Security Forces: April 4, 2013

without comments

Shin Bet documents show that illegal interrogation methods are still being used against Palestinian prisoners even though they were banned by a 1999 High Court decision. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Written by The Site's Team

April 4th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Closed Society: February 27, 2013

without comments

Israel denied entry to Nour Joudah, an American who teaches English in Ramallah, even though she has a valid one-year multiple-entrance visa, citing her refusal to cooperate on security matters with the Shin-Bet. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Written by The Site's Team

February 27th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Judiciary: February 17, 2013

without comments

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)

Written by The Site's Team

February 17th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Internal Security: February 10, 2013

without comments

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)

Written by The Site's Team

February 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Internal Security: January 6, 2013

without comments

A military judge acquitted a Palestinian accused of abetting manslaughter and abetting attempted manslaughter.  The judge, Lt. Col. Ronen Atzmon, criticized the GSS (Shin Bet) for not documenting the fact that the accused fell asleep several times during his interrogation.  According to the defendant, Salem Rajoub, the interrogation so exhausted him that he was prepared to tell his interrogators anything they wanted. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: December 23, 2012

without comments

The internal Security Service (Shin Bet) has summoned Dr. Kobi Snitz, a mathematician from the Weizmann Institute of Science, for interrogation, and demanded that he not participate in demonstrations against the separation wall.  In his interrogation Dr. Snitz was told that the ISS is investigating cases of “deligitimization” of Israel. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Closed Society: November 25, 2012

without comments

Last month, the Shin Bet and Police arrested Azam Mash’hara, resident of the Jerusalem village of Jabel Mukaber, on suspicion that he handed over intelligence concerning major sites in the capital to Hezbollah agents.  Mash’hara admitted to the charges during his investigation. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Written by The Site's Team

November 25th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 6, 2012

without comments

The Shin Bet has recommended demolition of the houses of the families of Amjad and Hakim Awad, killers of the Fogel family, both of them already sentenced to five life sentences in prison, even after the Association for Civil Rights had previously stated in 2009 that family house demolitions means the total destruction of family life and hurts the right for dignity.

(Hebrew)

Internal Security: April 16, 2012

without comments

More than 400 foreign residents included in the Shin Bet’s black list of pro-Palestinian activists participating in a demonstrative fly-in were not activists and were put on the list without any concrete information about them. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

Written by The Site's Team

April 16th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Internal Security

Tagged with , ,

Internal Security: April 12, 2012

without comments

The Shin Bet (General Security Service) questioned four Israeli left-wing activists at length ahead of a planned pro-Palestinian “fly-in” and warned them that they are under surveillance.  Two of the activists were questioned in Ben-Gurion International Airport upon returning from a trip abroad, and two were questioned in a Tel-Aviv police station after receiving a written summons. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

Written by The Site's Team

April 12th, 2012 at 5:11 pm