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Israeli police and Palestinians

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Published: 9 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Does Israel look Into police shootings of Palestinian assailants? - Sharon Pulwer & Yotam Berger – Haaretz 07.08.16

In the 10-month terror wave, the Justice Ministry unit for investigating the police often does not even question the officers involved, let alone open a probe.

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Avoiding complaining to police: facts and figures on Palestinian victims of offences who decide not to file complaints with the police - Yesh Din 02.08.16

The fact that so many Palestinians refrain from filing a complaint with the police is cited in every one of the three formal Israeli reports that address law enforcement in the West Bank: the Karp Report, the Shamgar Commission’s Report on the massacre at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, and Talia Sasson’s Outpost Report. Most Palestinian victims mistrust Israeli law enforcement authorities or fear consequences for them and their families.

Includes video [1:58] and link to Yesh Din data sheet ‘Avoiding complaining to Police – Facts and Figures August 2016’.

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian girl in Ramallah, stab and kill her sheep – Ma’an News Agency 04.08.16

Since the start of 2016, some 71 settler attacks on Palestinians have already been reported, with at least 221 attacks carried out in 2015, according to UN documentation. However, the number is likely much higher, as many attacks on Palestinians often go unreported.


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