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Internal Security: December 10, 2012

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Undercover police officers (mista’arvim) beat a 17 year old boy from Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem during his detention, resulting in his hospitalization. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 10th, 2012 at 10:37 am

Closed Society: November 25, 2012

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Unknown vandalists slashed the tires of 8 Palestinian owned vehicles in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.  One of the vehicles had the slogan “Price Tag Gaza” spray-painted on it.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 25th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Closed Society: November 4, 2012

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Palestinians from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat have complained that the tires of two vehicles in the neighborhood were slashed.  In addition, the cars were spray painted with the slogans “price tag”, “regards from Etinger”, “the knit yarmulkes”, “Ma’ale HaZeitim”, and “freedom for the homeland”. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 4th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Settlers and Settlements: June 11, 2012

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The tires of seven vehicles were punctured in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, and one of the vehicles was sprayed with the word “HaUlpana”.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Closed Society: March 30, 2012‎

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Police arrested two Jewish men in Jerusalem on suspicion of assaulting with a wooden plank a 20-year-old Arab from Shuafat on the city’s light rail. The victim sustained light injuries.

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March 30th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Judiciary: February 2‎‏3‏‎, 2012‎

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Two Palestinian teenagers from Shuafat charged with throwing a Molotov cocktail, to which they admitted, were detained for three months and then released today without condition when it turned out that no Molotov cocktail had been thrown on the day of the alleged incident and the Border Police officer who incriminated the teenagers was not on duty at the time.

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February 23rd, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Diplomacy: December 23, 2011

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European Union Ambassador to Israel, Andrew Stendly, has issued an official complaint to the Foreign Ministry regarding the eviction of Bedouin residents and the demolition of Palestinian homes in part of the E1 area of the West Bank in which a Jewish neighborhood is planned that would create territorial contiguity between Jerusalem and the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim.  Foreign Ministry Deputy Director-General for Europe Rafi Shutz also heard from the ambassador that the EU is concerned about the rise in the number of houses demolished in the West Bank by the Civil Authority.

According to experts on the Separation Wall in the Jerusalem area, there are increasing signs that Israel is paving the way for construction in the E1 area.  For example, after many years of inactivity, Israel renewed work on two roads in the Ma’aleh Adumim area and has opened a new crossing point in Shuafat, a Palestinian neighborhood in the north of East Jerusalem.

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December 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Internal Security: November 23, 2011

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Residents of the Shuafat neighborhood in Jerusalem claim that ever since the separation barrier was erected near their village there has been no police presence and the neighborhood has become a den of crime and drug trafficking.

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November 23rd, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 20, 2011

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A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that security forces had injured 204 Palestinians in the West Bank this week, including at least 60 children, most of them at demonstrations in memory of the Nakba Day on May 15. Four security forces men were injured as well. The clashes included mainly stone throwing by protesters, and firing live ammunition, metal bullets with rubber covering, and tear gas by Israeli troops. Most of the clashes took place in East Jerusalem, especially in the Old City and near the Qalandiya and Shuafat barriers. Also, Palestinians were injured during the weekly demonstrations against the separation fence in Bil’in and Na’alin, and against the expansion of the Halamish settlement within the village of Nabi Saleh. In Gaza, soldiers killed a 16-year-old retarded boy. During a Palestinian demonstration in Beit Lahiya, near the Erez border crossing, Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition on unarmed demonstrators, injuring 103 people, including 33 boys. In addition, several tank shells were fired within 300 meters of the demonstrators, to stop the parade.

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