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January 23, 2017 / 25 Tevet, 5777

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Rightwing Lawyers: Police Collaborated with Arabs to Entrap Jewish Teens

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Following the detention on Monday, January 16, of six Jewish youths on suspicion of assaulting Arabs who approached the community of Geulat Tzion in the Shilo Block in Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, legal aid society Honenu has leveled an accusation of provocation against police, saying the entire event had been staged.

Honenu issued a statement saying it is extremely likely that the Arabs were accompanied by either undercover policemen or Mistaravim (agents disguised as Arabs), and that police, with the cooperation of the Arabs, staged a provocation.

According to Honenu, on the morning of Monday, January 16, six youths were detained after a clash broke out near the Geulat Tzion outpost in the Shilo Bloc. Two of the youths were released after interrogation by the Central Unit of Judea and Samaria Police. Police claim that the youths, and other Jewish residents, assaulted Arab growers who came to the area between the community and the Arab village of Turmus Aya, accompanied by police forces.

In a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Tuesday, January 17, the police representative refused to give any specific information about the incident. He refused to tell Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar – who represented four of the detainees, three of whom are minors – whether or not the incident had involved security forces disguised as Arabs, in an attempt to harass the residents and provoke them into driving the “Arabs” away.

The detainees were held in remand overnight.

During the hearing, Keidar claimed that following the recent court ruling permitting Jewish residents to remain in Geulat Tzion, police decided to stage incidents in order to provoke the residents into clashes, resulting in their detention and eventually their removal from the area.

Police representatives asked the detainees be remanded for an additional four days, but the court only extended their remand by one day.

According to Honenu, the courts have harshly criticized the use of soldiers disguised as Arabs to provoke Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria. Honenu stated that Police have staged such incidents in Havat Gilad, Susiya, Havat Har Sinai, Givat Ronen, Bat Ayin, Kochav HaShahar, and Adei Ad, all in the Shilo Bloc region.


Border Guard Officers Foil Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The alertness of Border Guard police in eastern Jerusalem has led on Monday to the arrest of an Arab terrorist, a resident of Judea and Samaria, who confessed his plan to attack security forces.

A Jerusalem Border Guard unit operating in At-Tur, an Arab majority neighborhood on the Mount of Olives, some half a mile east of the Old City, stopped and inspected a bus belonging to the eastern Jerusalem transportation system. They arrested a suspicious looking youth, 19, who turned out not to possess an entry permit to enter Israel. He was arrested and taken for questioning at the Shalem police station.

In his interrogation, the young man revealed that he had arrived that same day in Jerusalem and meant to proceed by bus to the area of Damascus Gate, where he planned to purchase a knife with the cash he carried on his person and stab security personnel at the gate.

The suspect was remanded to jail by the court until Wednesday, Jan. 18, when he will be brought before the judge for another remand while his investigation continues.

David Israel

Police Investigating as Hate Crime Staten Island JCC Lavatory Bomb Threat

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Staten Island police are investigating as a hate crime an offensive sign found Wednesday morning on the men’s locker room wall at the Jewish Community Center in Sea View, Ruth Lasser, the JCC’s director of communications, told silive.com.

According to police, the sign, a sticker, included a swastika and the words “bomb 1111.” Online references to the latter term include an Internet game and a video featuring a Molotov cocktail.

The JCC had been on high alert since Monday, when a series of bomb threats where phoned to JCC’s around the US and Jewish and other schools in the UK. But police don’t see a connection between the two events.

David Israel

Likud MK: In Israel We Change Governments with Police Coups

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Knesset Interior and the Environment Committee Chairman and MK David Amsalem (Likud) on Sunday told Israel Radio, responding to a report in Ha’aretz that Prime Minister Netanyahu had been taped discussing illegal gifts with a businessman, that in a democratic system government is changed through elections, while in Israel it’s done through “police coups.” Amsalem stressed that he saw nothing wrong with Netanyahu receiving personal gifts from friends, stating he saw no need for an approval from the AG every time the PM receives a gift.

A highly politicized report, even by Ha’aretz standards, on Sunday offered few details and much innuendo on “Case 2000,” which “focuses on documented contacts between Netanyahu and a businessman over mutual benefits.” The maliciously anti-Netanyahu paper reports on an alleged attempt to forge a “blatant deal between capital and government.”

While Ha’aretz does not have more to offer on this deal, it asserts that the case is not about “receiving suitcases full of cash in return for natural gas monopoly, or a bank transfer to a numbered account of infrastructure or mineral concessions.”

The paper continues to describe the suspicions against the PM with no more detail, except to say that the evidence in this case is “solid, damaging and reverberating.” The report also says that Netanyahu was taken aback when he heard the recording during his police interrogation last Thursday.

Moving blithely from the role of reporter to that of a political advocate, Ha’aretz suggests the information against the PM in this new case has been sitting on AG Avichai Mandelblit’s desk since the spring, and that only because of the mounting evidence of the severity of the evidence did he now join the investigation, “to try and determine the narrative that’s most beneficial to Netanyahu.”

Meanwhile, MK Amsalem is working on a bill to prohibit the investigation of a prime minister in office on violations of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.


Second Netanyahu Police Interrogation Touches Gifts and Mystery Charge

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday was interrogated for the second time at his Jerusalem residence by police in relation to suspicion of receiving inappropriate gifts from business acquaintances, Israeli media reported. The PM was questioned for five hours by the Police National Investigations Unit, following a 9-hour inquiry Monday. The Thursday session included references to a yet to be publicized set of allegations which police have been keeping mired in deep secrecy under special confidentiality arrangements.

Police were hoping to surprise the PM with the details of the secret allegations, after the initial meeting found him well prepared with answers to every one of their questions. Those had to do with records of gifts from several business acquaintances, including billionaire Ronald Lauder – which Netanyahu described as being below the legal limit in terms of their monitory value.

AG Avicahi Mandelblit issued a statement after the Thursday interrogation explaining that police investigators presented a very long list of allegations regarding Netanyahu’s integrity. He noted that “the investigation has developed and branched away from the original material.”

So far, according to Mandelblit, investigators have decided to drop old allegations about Netanyahu’s running a second, clandestine elections headquarters in 2009; voting fraud in his favor by forging computer data at the 2009 Likud primaries; double billing for trips abroad; and receiving gifts, including flights, from wealthy associates.

Netanyahu, for his part, tweeted after the Monday questioning: “Long years of daily persecution of me and my family turned out yesterday to be nothing – nothing.”



David Israel

Haifa Terror Suspect Surrenders to Police

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

A man suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack this week in Haifa surrendered himself to police on Thursday night.

The dramatic development took place near the Bridge of the Heroes in the Hadar neighborhood of the city.

Due to a gag order on the investigation, few other details are available at this time.

Earlier in the day, friends and family accompanied murder victim Guy Kafri, 48, as his body was laid to rest at a nearby cemetery in Moshav Ofer.

Kafri was one of two people who were shot in Haifa on Tuesday in an attack that went largely unreported for two days due to a gag order that was issued in order to allow investigators time to determine whether or not the shooting was a terrorist attack.

The second victim, a rabbi who is a member of the Haifa conversion court, is reported to be in serious but stable condition.

This is a developing story.

Hana Levi Julian

Neo-Nazi ‘March on Jews’ Planned for Jan. 15 in Whitefish, Montana

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

The townspeople of Whitefish, Montana are gearing up to deal with the impact of an upcoming ‘March on the Jews’ in their community by neo-Nazis who also vow to bring “high-powered rifles” to the event.

The Daily Stormer neo-Nazi website founder, Andrew Anglin, is behind the march which allegedly is set for Sunday, January 15.

Anglin made the announcement through public media, a local ABC FOX television station and the Missoula Independent newspaper. But there has been no application yet filed for a permit to march in the town, according to The Forward, which interviewed researcher Marilyn Mayo from the New York-based Anti-Defamation League on the matter.

“We haven’t seen any evidence that the march will happen at this point,” Mayo told the news outlet.

Anglin, on the other hand, has been promoting the event — or at least, threatening to hold it — for at least a month.

“We are planning an armed protest in Whitefish,” he wrote on his website last month. “We can easily march through the center of the town carrying high powered rifles.”

He said he plans the march against “Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either.”

Whitefish Police were not available to comment. But in the state of Montana, a permit is not required to buy a weapon, nor to carry one openly. A permit is needed to carry a concealed weapon only in certain circumstances, according to the National Rifle Association.

Hana Levi Julian

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