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Internal Security: May 17, 2012

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, wants to expedite government legislation which would give the police broad authority to conduct physical searches without cause.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 17th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Police: 30 May, 2011

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The Knesset assembly approved, in first reading, the “frisking bill”, according to which police will have the authority to search a person’s body, clothes, and personal effects for illegally possessed concealed weapons, if the police have reasonable cause to suspect said person will behave violently. Likewise, the law proposal increases police authority and seeks to enable them to search in places with an increased risk of violent incidents, such as pubs and nightclubs.


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May 30th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Political: 22 March, 2011

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The Ministerial Committee on Legislation has confirmed the “palpation Bill”, allowing police officers to conduct a physical search on club patrons and sports fans, even in cases when there is no specific suspicion.

(Hebrew )

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March 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Police: 12th December, 2010

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A 16-years old girl sued the police and the prison service for 100,000 NIS, claiming a female prison guard illegally strip-searched her. According to the suit, the the guard touched the girl’s breasts and genitals, which the suit claims was an “indecent act, carried out for the purposes of sexual humiliation”. (Hebrew)

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December 12th, 2010 at 6:27 am

Police: 29 August 2010

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The Ministry of Justice is promoting an amendment to current law that would enable police to carry out a physical search on any citizen located in a place defined as liable to violent events, even if that individual is not suspected of any crime. The law is expected to pass within the framework of the Adjustments Act [similar to Appropriations Acts in the U.S.].

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August 29th, 2010 at 10:24 pm