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B'Tselem's complaint leads DIP to recommend prosecution of policemen

In June 2004, B'Tselem wrote to attorney Herzl Svero, the head of the Department for the Investigation of Police, of the State Attorney's Office, demanding an investigation of an incident of severe ma
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Soldiers shoot youth gathering wood near the Gaza-Israel border

On 1 January 2012, the office of the military advocate for operational matters notified B’Tselem that it had instructed the military police to investigate the allegations. On the morning of 10 Februar
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4 May 2009: Policemen indicted for beating resident of East Jerusalem in Tel Aviv

Yesterday, 3 May, the Department for the Investigation of Police filed an indictment against three policemen, alleging that they assaulted Tareq Abu Laban in Tel Aviv last year. In the early hours of
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Policeman who killed Palestinian sentenced to 8½ years in prison, in incident exposed by B'Tselem

On 1 April 2009, the Israeli Supreme Court increased the prison sentence of border policeman Yanai Lazla for the killing of ‘Imran Abu Hamdiya, an 18-year-old from Hebron, in 2002. Lazla was convicted
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21.8.06: Beatings and abuse in the shadow of war

According to B'Tselem's research, since the beginning of Operation Summer Rains in the Gaza Strip, on 28 June 2006, there has been a substantial increase in cases in which Israeli soldiers and Border
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Military still using dogs to attack Palestinian civilians

The soldiers, the teen who was attacked, and the attack dogs in Beit Umar. Photo: Muhammad ‘Awwad, B’Tselem, 23 Dec. 2014 At approximately 2 P.M. on Tuesday, 23 Dec. 2014, a confrontation developed be
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B'Tselem urges ban on military's use of dogs in residential West Bank

Update: On 19 May 2013, the MAG Corps informed B’Tselem that the assault on Amneh Hithnawi was being looked into and information gathered from military sources. On 10 September 2013 the Office of the
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Fear for life of Khader ‘Adnan, a Palestinian administrative detainee on hunger strike

Media reports state that Khader ‘Adnan was released on 12 July 2015 in accordance with the agreement reached by his legal counsel and Israel’s military prosecution, and under which ‘Adnan ended his hu
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Night-time raid, 13 Nov. 2013: Military and ISA take over home of Burin principal, convert it to interrogation center

The village of Burin. Photo courtesy of the village council. On Wednesday, 13 November 2013, shortly before 3 A.M., the ‘Umran family of the village of Burin, south of Nablus, were awakened by knockin
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Abuse and torture in interrogations of dozens of Palestinian minors in the Israel Police Etzion Facility

Update: In October 2014, only one case is still underway; it included the investigation of complaints by two minors and one adult who were interrogated at Etzion Police in May 2013. The other cases –