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Military and Security Forces: April 16, 2012

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Israel Border Police officers beat and detained a 9-year-old boy from Hebron because he entered a closed military zone near a house from which settlers were recently evicted.  A medical examination determined that the boy suffered from wounds to his throat and had bruises on his back and chest. (Haaretz)

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April 16th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 21, 2012

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A Border Police unit entered a high-school in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud and arrested the vice principal in front of his students.  The vice principal, Salah Muhazian, was taken to Jerusalem police headquarters for questioning, where it was revealed by officers that one of the school’s students, arrested a few days earlier on suspicion of stone throwing, told them that Muhazian had hidden him and other stone-throwers in his office.  Muhazian denied the charge and was released after the interview. (Haaretz)

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March 21st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 16, 2012

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Border Police officers unleashed a dog at Ahmad Shattawi, a protester in the village of Kadum.  The dog bit Shattawi’s arm for several minutes and lightly injured him.  Another demonstrator, Murrad Shattawi, asked to speak to one of the officers so that he would assist in releasing the dog’s grip on Ahmad’s arm, but the officers pepper-sprayed and arrested him.  The IDF spokesperson stated that the demonstrators rolled burning tires and hurled stones at the security forces, and the arrested Palestinian assaulted them. (Haaretz)

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March 16th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 14, 2012

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A Border Police force expelled a bus full of Harvard students from the Palestinian village of Walaja while they were on a tour of the separation wall in the village, claiming that the bus was driving on a route reserved strictly for security vehicles. (Haaretz)

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March 14th, 2012 at 7:09 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

Internal Security: January 30, 2012

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A Border Police officer is suspected of aggravated robbery in an apartment in Beersheva, stealing cell phones, jewelry and cash at gunpoint during the robbery.

(Hebrew)

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January 30th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Internal Security: January 12, 2012‎

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A young woman claims a Border Police soldier sexually molested her during the evacuation of Mitzpe Avichai outpost. She said “the policeman grabbed my legs, then put his hand under my skirt and touched me. A few minutes later he shoved me forcefully into a jeep. I was shocked.”

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January 12th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Judiciary: December 29, 2011‎

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The Be’er Sheva District Court Judge Eliyahu Bitan sentenced four former Border Police officers, convicted of aggravated assault against six Bedouins who lived in Eilat, to community service and probation. The judge explained that border police officers should be treated like soldiers rather than police officers.

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Internal Security: December 24, 2011‎

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Three Palestinians say they were attacked by a settler near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The Palestinians turned to border police standing nearby for help. One Druze police officer attempted to arrest the attacker, but a group of settlers prevented this and helped the attacker escape. Following the disturbance the policemen finally arrested the Palestinians, banging the head of one of them against an iron door. The Palestinians were detained and they say they were also beaten on the way to the police station.

(Hebrew)

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December 24th, 2011 at 12:09 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”.

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November 10th, 2011 at 2:52 pm