Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Archive for the ‘demonstrations’ tag

Police: 16 March, 2011

without comments

A Border Police officer, Dep. Comdr. Eli Zifri, kicked a demonstrating girl, vigorously beat her brother, pulled the side-locks of another boy and strangled him until he fainted, during a demonstration at the junction near Bet El [to the north of Jerusalem].

(Hebrew)

Written by The Site's Team

March 16th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Military and Security Forces: 26 February, 2011

without comments

IDF Spokesperson’s blog published last night a post regarding the demonstrations in Hebron and Bill’in. The post read: “Protesters are free to participate in non-violent demonstrations, and speak their opinions, as they please. However, when violence is being used against people and property, the security forces are obligated to respond with riot control measures”. This despite the fact the IDF is forbidding demonstrations in the west bank. In Al-Ma’asara village, for instance, the soldiers disperse demonstrations using tear gas and shock granades, although the protestors don’t throw stones or vandalize property. Later on, the post, and the video in it, were removed from the blog. Both can be seen here

Closed Society: 15 January, 2011

without comments

Some of the demonstrators who participated in the large Left Wing demonstration in Tel Aviv were afraid to let media use their names, for fear that this would hurt them. In the course of the demonstration three demonstrators were detained for investigation; they say that this was after they waved a flag of Palestine.

(Hebrew)

Written by The Site's Team

January 15th, 2011 at 6:03 am

Posted in Closed Society

Tagged with

Police: 14 January, 2011

without comments

Activists protesting against the Jerusalem Municipality’s policy to “Jewify” neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, were forced to leave the premises when it turned out that the mayor, Nir Barkat, was dining in a nearby restaurant. “Lots of policemen and security personnel arrived, it was ridiculous”, said one of the demonstrators. This took place despite the small size of the group of activists.

(Hebrew)

Written by The Site's Team

January 14th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Military and Security Forces: 3rd January, 2011

without comments

The military court in Ofer Camp acquitted Muhammad Khatib, one of the leaders of the Bil’in demonstrations against the separation fence, of incitement, actions on behalf of a forbidden association and obstructing a soldier. The court criticized the behavior of the investigative bodies in Khativ’s case. According to Adv. Gabi Leski, Khativ’s attorney, the accusations against him were based on illegally-extracted testimonies from minors residing in the village. (Hebrew)

Military and Security Forces: 3rd January, 2011

without comments

The IDF uses CS type tear gas for dispersing demonstrators, which research shows may be dangerous, and is known to have caused deaths. According to Dr. Daniel Argo, an Israeli physician participating in the demonstrations against the separation fence, the use of CS gas in large batches, as the soldiers do in demonstrations, is particularly dangerous. Dr. Argo said further that recently sustained injury to the eyes, skin disfigurement and respiratory diseases, all of which can be connected to the use of CS gas by the IDF, were diagnosed. (Hebrew)

Written by The site's team

January 3rd, 2011 at 11:59 am

Political: 27 December, 2010

without comments

Left-wing activist Jonathan Pollack was sent to prison for three months for the crime of having taken part in prohibited activity, after he rode his bicycle slowly on the street, in the course of a 2008 demonstration against the siege of Gaza. (Hebrew)

Written by dena

December 28th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Posted in Political

Tagged with ,

Military and Security Forces: 9 December, 2010

without comments

Israeli army forces deployed against demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Salah use limited-range gas cannisters, which have been banned by Chief of Central Command Avi Mizrahi after they led to loss of life. (Hebrew)

Written by dena

December 11th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Military and Security: 27th October

without comments

Army Central Command intends (Hebrew) to intensify the use of Mista’arvim (soldiers disguised as Palestinians) during demonstrations in the territories. During the last year, the Border Police’s Mista’arvim unit started infiltrating demonstrations in the West Bank. According to the Border Police’s local operations officer, Commander Zakki ‘Aamar, said that “I have no doubt that the deterrence created by our activity will, in the long run, influence the existence of the demonstrations”.

Written by The site's team

October 30th, 2010 at 11:17 am

Military and Security Forces: 27 August 2010

without comments

An Israeli demonstrator was seriously wounded and an American lightly wounded from rubber bullets in a demonstration against the separation wall, at Al Massara village. Another demonstrator was lightly wounded by a rubber bullet at a demonstration against the separation wall in Bill’in. Demonstrators say that the military and the police detained press photographers and medics wearing Red Crescent uniforms. Additionally, they claim that a Palestinian and an Israeli photographer and five medics were detained on their way to the demonstration.

Written by dena

August 27th, 2010 at 10:11 pm