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Internal Security: January 6, 2013

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A military judge acquitted a Palestinian accused of abetting manslaughter and abetting attempted manslaughter.  The judge, Lt. Col. Ronen Atzmon, criticized the GSS (Shin Bet) for not documenting the fact that the accused fell asleep several times during his interrogation.  According to the defendant, Salem Rajoub, the interrogation so exhausted him that he was prepared to tell his interrogators anything they wanted. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: February 15, 2012

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The Israeli Prison Service parole committee decided to cut the sentence of police officer Shachar Mizrahi, who shot and killed Mahmud Gnaim, when the latter tried to steal a vehicle. Mizrahi was charged and convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced (after appealing to the Supreme Court) to 30 months in prison. He will be released in April 2012, instead of February 2013.


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February 15th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 11, 2012

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Four years after he shot and killed Firas Qasqas, a Palestinian, IDF Company Commander Major (res.) Shahar Mor has been exonerated.  The central district prosecution decided to close the case against Mor due to insufficient evidence, and not to indict him for the charges of negligent homicide or manslaughter.  Despite the exoneration and even though he has since been promoted to the position of batallion XO, an official remark has been written in Major Mor’s personnel file, and attorney Rakefet Mohar from the prosecution noted in her decision to close the case that “the evidence in total shows that despite the shooting not being in compliance with the rules of engagement in the relevant sector, it was done in the context of a unique operational situation, in the course of which Mor and his soldiers felt a real danger to their lives.  Even if the order to shoot was an error, it does not constitute negligence”.