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Probe urged after police planted gun in Palestinian home for TV show

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Published: 9 August 2019

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Calls for apology, suspensions as TV show shelved after other scenes staged; son of the Palestinian who lived there had been blinded by police in earlier incident

Editorial: Docu-crime (Haaretz)
Kan should immediately launch an investigation to determine whether weapons were planted in other episodes of the series or innocent people incriminated, and should release the findings. The police should suspend the officers involved until the facts are entirely clear.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who is quick to react and to assign guilt every time it suits his worldview – that is, every time the suspect is a Palestinian – must denounce the acts and apologise, and the Justice Ministry’s investigation department must launch a probe.

Kan pulls all episodes of police docudrama after gun-planting incident (Times of Israel)
Decision by public broadcaster comes as production company behind ‘Jerusalem District’ says 3 more scenes were apparently staged

Son of Palestinian who had gun planted in his house was blinded by police. Israel closed the case (Haaretz)
Salah Sleiman was recognised as a victim of hostile act after police shot him in the face with a rubber bullet, costing him his sight. Israel closed the case and never brought the cop to justice

Cartoon: Amos Biderman (Haaretz)

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