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Military and Security Forces: February 4, 2013

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A new report published by the Yesh Din human rights group reveals that of the 240 complaints regarding possible crimes committed by Israel Defense Forces soldiers against Palestinians filed with the Military Police in 2012, only 78 investigations were launched and not a single indictment was served. (Haaretz)

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February 4th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Closed Society: December 28, 2011

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The High Court of Justice on Monday has authorized Israel to exploit West Bank natural resources for its economic needs, rejecting a petition filed by Israeli NGO Yesh Din against the operation of Israeli-owned quarries in the territory.  The state has pledged not to establish any new Israeli-owned quarries beyond the Green Line [?].

 

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December 28th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 7, 2011

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A report published by human rights organization Yesh Din, titled “Alleged Investigation: The Failure of Investigations Into Offenses Committed by IDF Soldiers Against Palestinians,” reveals a series of systemic failures which prevent a proper investigation of offenses allegedly committed by soldiers against Palestinians.  The report shows that between the years 2000-2010 the Military Police Criminal Investigations Department received 3,150 complaints of offenses by soldiers against Palestinians and their property, of which 39% did not lead to an investigation at all.  In addition, out of 1,949 investigations, only 112 led to indictments being filed, which represent only 3.5% of all complaints, and 6% of investigations opened.

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December 7th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Diplomacy: November 18, 2011

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The State Attorney’s Office, which has admitted in the past before the High Court of Justice that the outpost of Migron was built on privately owned Palestinian land, has retracted its earlier position and stated that “the residents of Deir Dibwan cannot prove their claim to Migron’s land.”  The State Attorney’s statement was in response to a civil lawsuit filed by Palestinians residents of the nearby village through the Yesh Din organization, in which they demanded compensation for the use of the land in Migron.

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November 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Military and Security Forces: August 2, 2011

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The IDF denied entry to the Ofra settlement from two Israeli citizens, activists of ”Yesh Din” movement , on their way to the lands of the village Silwad. The two activists accompanied five villagers, who for the first time in ten years were allowed to reach their lands, which were blocked by the settlers.

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August 2nd, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Diplomacy: July 27, 2011

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The High Court of Justice prohibited the operation of sewage purification plant in Ofra, because it was built on private Palestinian land. The decision was made following a petition filed by residents of the Palestinian village of Ein-Yabrud through the organization “Yesh Din”. During the hearings, the State told the Court that there were failures in the procedure to establish the institute, and that it was built without the required permits, and on Palestinian land.

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July 27th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Police: 16 February, 2011

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Yesh Din organization’s report states that less than 10 percent of investigation cases opened for felonies committed by Israelis against Palestinians in the west bank, had reached indictment.

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February 16th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Judiciary: 24 January, 2011

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The Supreme Court sharply criticized the handling of illegal construction in the Occupied West Bank. In the course of hearing the appeal by Yesh Din over the demolition of two structures  built on privately-owned Palestinian land near Beth El, Chief Justice Dorit Beinish said to the representatives for the State: “Priorities are a magic word. They were never put into operation. Where do those priorities you are talking about exist?”

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January 24th, 2011 at 3:02 am

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Judiciary: 4 January, 2011

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The Israeli Supreme Court has denied a motion filed by the Yesh Din association, against the GSS (Shabak) and the Prime Minister’s Office, asking for information about the scope of the denial of contact between detainee and his attorney. The judges accepted the stat’s position that this could endanger state security “the detailed explanation by the competent persons on behalf of the respondents have persuaded me that granting the motion, be it broadly or in a narrow measure, could open a window that would eventually and unintentionally aid hostile elements who desire to damage the state,” wrote Justice Neal Hקndel. (Hebrew)

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January 4th, 2011 at 7:28 am

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Closed Society: 22nd December, 2010

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Unknown persons broke into the database of the human rights organization Yesh Din, which reports on and follows violations of the law and harming of Palestinians in the West Bank. Also, internal documents were stolen from the office of Adv. Michael Sfard, the organization’s legal counsel. Since there were no signs of break-in in the offices of Yesh Din or Sfard, the organization suspects right-wing organizations have infiltrated a “mole” into it. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:13 pm