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Internal Security: January 1, 2013

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Residents of the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya claim that the police subjects them to collective punishment.  According to residents, the police initiates daily arrests without justification in order to cause provocations, and every vehicle entering the vehicle is checked by police safety inspectors.  In addition, several residents have had their water supply cut off due to debts accrued to the “Gihon” water corporation. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 1st, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Police: May 27, 2011

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A 15.5-years-old Palestinian of Issawiya, who was arrested by Jerusalem police on May 15, was taken shortly after his arrest to Hadassah Hospital. The boy suffered a skull fracture, abdominal rupture and serious injuries in his legs and arms. The boy said he was beaten by the police officers who caught him, which was confirmed by eyewitnesses. Police say he was hit by one shot of a paintball, and then he fell down and was hurt. The minor’s parents received information about his whereabouts only after 26 hours.


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May 27th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Police: 15 December 2010

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Border Patrol policemen pepper-sprayed passengers on a bus from the Issawiya neighborhood in Occupied East Jerusalem, after a conflict developed between them and the passengers. The policemen boarded the bus to check for ID cards, and demanded a card from a 14-year old boy, too. The boy, who stated that ID cards are not issued for people of his age, refused to the policeman’s demand that he get off the bus, claiming that if he would do so, he would be late for school. The police stated in response that “under the age of 16 a birth certificate must be presented” and that the dispute between the policemen and residents continued outside the bus, as well, and involved dozens of local residents. (Hebrew)

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December 18th, 2010 at 5:58 pm