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Military and Security Forces: February 18, 2013

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According to testimonies gathered by human rights organization “B’Tselem”, IDF soldiers assaulted a school principal and teachers at the Tuqu’ high school, threatening to detain them as those responsible for stone throwing by the schools’ students. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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February 18th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Local Government: November 1, 2012

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Two Eilat city councilors were arrested by the Police’s National Fraud Investigation Unit on suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for retracting their opposition in local and regional planning commissions, extortion by threats, fraud, and breach of trust.

(Hebrew – Israel Police website)

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November 1st, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Closed Society: April 22, 2012

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The military reporter for Channel 10 news, Or Heller, had received death threats following the publication of the recording of a conversation between Lt. Colonel Shalom Eisner and Hagit Rhein, mother of Major Benaya Rhein who was killed during the Second Lebanon War, in which Eisner sharply attacked the IDF Chief of Staff. “In the last few days I’ve received death threats,” said Heller, “I’ve had calls and hang-ups, received emails with assorted wishes that I die in one way or another. They call me a Nazi”. Over the last few days there has been a few publications by, among others, the Latma website and the My Israel movement, who launched a viral internet video against him. At the same time, a petition was initialized, asking to expel Heller from his position.

(Hebrew)

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April 22nd, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Internal Security: April 7, 2012‎

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Avi Dor, a resident of Tiberias, claims he was told not to write comments against Tiberias Mayor Zohar Oved on his Facebook wall for 15 days, during police questioning on suspicion of threats against the mayor. A few days earlier Eitan Oved, a Tiberias municipality member, was also questioned after writing an unfavourable status on Facebook about the mayor.

(Hebrew)

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April 7th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 27, 2012

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Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalbi has been on hunger strike ever since she was placed in administrative detention on February 16th.  Shalbi says she was subjected to an embarrassing body search by a male Israeli soldier while being arrested, and that she was assaulted when she resisted arrest.  In addition she describes threats and humiliation during her imprisonment.

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February 27th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 17,2011‎

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The army refuses to secure the access of Al Janiya farmers to their olive groves near the illegal outpost “Zayit Ra’anan”. This, despite threats of dog attacks and stone throwing by settlers.

(Hebrew)

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November 17th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Internal Security: November 10, 2011‎

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Former Border Police policewoman Shani Sevilla was sentenced to three months in prison and three months community service after admitting to abuse of a Palestinian minor under her supervision. Among other deeds, she pointed a gun at the minor’s head and pulled the trigger while saying “death to the Arabs, all Arabs are bastards”.

(Hebrew)

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November 10th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Closed Society: November 9, 2011

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Right-wing activists threatened the life of Minister of Science and Technology Daniel Hershkovitz (Habayit Hayehudi) following a rumor that he ordered to disperse residents of the outpost of Givat Assaf who were protesting in front of his home in Haifa.

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November 9th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Closed Society: June 15, 2011

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The owner of a banquet hall in Haifa filed a complaint to the police, that the city’s chief Rabbi, Shlomo Shloosh, threatened him because the owner fired a Kashrut supervisor who reports to the Rabbi.

(Hebrew)

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June 15th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Closed Society: 16 March, 2011

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Settlers spread fliers in the Palestinian village of Beitillu, threatening the residents that if they continue to participates in activity against the settlers they will not be able to sleep quietly at night and their trees will be cut down.

(Hebrew)

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March 16th, 2011 at 6:47 pm