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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

Internal Security: March 9, 2012

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A number of defects were discovered in the Jerusalem Police Department’s procedures, including faults in police officer’s testimonies, unjustified arrests and indictments based on vague evidence. This led, among other things, to the arrest of Beit Safafa resident, Wael Aliyan, for five months on suspicion of indecent assault and threats, only because he wore a green shirt that was mentioned in two of the victims’ testimonies.

(Hebrew)

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March 9th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Police: 1 July, 2011

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An officer’s testimony to the Jerusalem Magistrate Court reveled that officers of the Jerusalem Police had given false information to the Supreme Court and the Knesset regarding the separate regulations for secular and religious Jews entering Temple Mount.

(Hebrew)

 

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July 1st, 2011 at 11:04 am

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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Senior IDF generals under investigation surrounding the “Harpaz document” scandal — in which Lt. Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz is under suspicion of fabricating a document relating to the process for choosing the IDF chief of staff — offered partial testimonies and tried to extract from the Police interrogators what they know before giving their full version of the events. Some of the officers offered parts of the information only after being called in for a second time to provide testimony.

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Military and Security Forces: 3rd January, 2011

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The military court in Ofer Camp acquitted Muhammad Khatib, one of the leaders of the Bil’in demonstrations against the separation fence, of incitement, actions on behalf of a forbidden association and obstructing a soldier. The court criticized the behavior of the investigative bodies in Khativ’s case. According to Adv. Gabi Leski, Khativ’s attorney, the accusations against him were based on illegally-extracted testimonies from minors residing in the village. (Hebrew)

Military and Security Forces: 25 October, 2010

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A military judge criticized (Hebrew) the military prosecution, for relying on a single and dubious witness, who has fabricated events, and according to this testimony arrested a Nia’lin resident for nine months. The judge also criticized the police, who tempted another evidence to provide her with information which suited it in exchange for his release. The judge, Major Amir Dahan, acquitted Ahmed Nafa’, a 29 years old school teacher, of the four charges of which he was indicted. The only evidence used by the prosecution was the testimony of Mustafa ‘Amirah, who suffers from mental illness and who contradicted himself several times.

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October 25th, 2010 at 2:43 pm