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Internal Security: February 26, 2013

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The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court acquitted Tuesday morning three young Arab women and a young Arab man of the offenses of participating in an illegal assembly, causing a disturbance and assaulting police officers, during a demonstration against Operation Cast Lead in 2008. In his verdict, Judge Ido Druyan strongly criticized the police and prosecution, saying there was no fear of a disturbance during the gathering and “certainly there was no justification for the hasty and sloppy submission of this failed indictment.” Druyan ordered the verdict be passed on to senior officers in the Tel Aviv district and countrywide in order for them to learn a lesson from the affair. (Haaretz)

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February 26th, 2013 at 11:25 am

Military and Security Forces: 2nd December, 2010

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The military judge advocate decided not to appeal the verdict of the two Givati soldiers, who were convicted of forcing a Palestinian child to open bags they suspected were booby-trapped. The events took place during operation Cast Lead. After several discussions, the military prosecution decided that even though the penalty of the two soldiers was light, the chances of changing it are small. (Hebrew)

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December 4th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Closed Society: 20th November, 2010

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In an interview with Haaretz, Safed’s chief rabbi, Shmuel Eluahu, said living next to Arabs is “unpleasant”, and that if an Arab wants to live in Israel, he has to do so as a guest. The rabbi further said that “the investigations of [operation] Cast Lead hurt soldiers”, and that “today our problem is not an itchy trigger finger, but that there’s no finger at the trigger”. (Hebrew)

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November 21st, 2010 at 1:27 pm