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Internal Security: February 20, 2013

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Abdul Karim Lafi, an architect and chairman of the parents committee in Beit Safafa, was arrested and taken in for an interrogation at 2 am on the charge of calling for a strike in Beit Safafa schools to protest the construction of road number 4 that will take 250 dunums of private land and split the village in two. In addition, village residents have complained that ever since their protest has started, Israeli authorities have increased enforcement policies in the village, including sending in tax agents. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Closed Society: February 12, 2012

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Unknown attackers spray-painted graffiti saying “Muhammad is dead” and “death to Arabs” near a playground adjacent to the bilingual school “Yad B’Yad” in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Jerusalem, which teaches both Arab and Jewish children.  This attack follows a similar one only a few days earlier at the same school.


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February 12th, 2012 at 11:11 pm