More on Amona Knesset Hearings; Lame Excuses, Praise and Accusations from Police Chief; COS Okayed Use of Police Batons, Didn’t Define When/How Police Use Them …

Shteinitz Calls on Mazuz to Examine Suspicious Police Behavior

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“The chairman of the Knesset committee tasked to examine the events during the eviction of nine families in Amona, MK Yuval Shteinitz, has called on Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to examine actions by police that raise suspicions of premeditated violations. Specifically, MK Shteinitz noted that the policemen were not wearing identifying badges, as regulations require, and that they ignored recommendations that female officers be deployed to evacuate female protestors.” [...]  Click here to read more.

More on Today’s Knesset Amona Investigations …

AG Defends Decision to Evacuate Amona

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Attorney General Menahem Mazuz told the special parliamentary investigative committee into the violent events at Amona on Tuesday that settler offers of a compromise that were presented to him prior to the Amona evacuation were untenable, not to the point, and unfeasible.

“Mazuz added that the Amona structures had to be demolished because, ‘they were tainted with all levels of illegality.'”

“The structures were built on private Palestinian land,’ he said.”  [...]  Click here to read more.

Amona Police Brutality Knesset Investigations Continue …

Amona Witness: Police Threw Stones at Roofs

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“Anat Roth, a researcher from the Israeli Institute for Democracy, has given the first testimony given before the committee investigating police violence during the recent evacuation of Amona. Ms. Roth came to Amona at that time to compile material for a doctoral assignment. She previously worked as an assistant to MK Matan Vilnai and former Labor party leader Amram Mitzna.

Ms. Roth stated that she had been in Amona since the day before the expulsion. She noticed that in their pre-evacuation preparations, residents and demonstrators alike stressed the need to avoid violence. Demonstrators were told many times that the struggle should resemble that of Gush Katif and that protest methods such as sitting on the ground and other forms of passive resistance should be used.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Amona Investigations Continue Tuesday, Wednesday …

Amona Investigation Moves into Full Gear

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“The Knesset investigation into the violence at Amona moved into full gear, with a line-up of senior Israeli officials scheduled to give testimony this week.

“Attorney General Meni Mazuz will testify tomorrow. On Wednesday, the heads of Israel’s police and security services will appear before the committee. Among those testifying will be IDF Chief-of-Staff Dan Halutz and Police Chief Moshe Karadi.

 [...]  Click here to read more.

The Amona Inquiry Begins in Earnest …

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Mofaz, Ezra Testify Before Amona Inquiry

Parliamentary Inquiry into Amona: Police Minister Questioned

Ezra: “Best and Most Highly Trained Forces At Amona”

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Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra told the Knesset committee investigating the brutal evacuation of Amona that the government used ‘the best and most highly trained forces’ to evacuate nine buildings at the edge of the community last month.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Knesset Panel on Amona Police Brutality Charges: Seems A Done-Deal …

Knesset Approves Amona Investigative Committee

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“Knesset approved on Wednesday the formation of a parliamentary investigative committee into the evacuation of the Amona outpost three weeks ago. The committee will be a subcommittee of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.”

“The formation of the committee was approved by a vote of 31 to 20, with Likud and right-wing parties all voting in support while Kadima and left-wing parties voted against.”  [...]  Click here to read more.

IDF “Disengagement” and Separation from the Jews Increasing …

Female Soldier Punished for Talking With Yesha Girls

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“A female IDF soldier has been disciplined for answering a group of girls who criticized soldiers. The incident in question occurred as they rode together on a civilian bus towards Beit El.”

“The soldier was talking with a group of girls who were returning from last week’s demonstration in Jerusalem protesting the vicious manner in which the Amona outpost had been evacuated.”

“The soldier was warned by a female IDF officer, who was also on the bus, not to talk to the girls. The soldier ignored the warning and continued her conversation. She told the officer that there was no rule against talking with residents of Yesha and that she was in favor of doing so. “ [...]  Click here to read more.

To Report Possible Sexual Attacks by Police or Yassamnikim in Amona, or other Similar Event, Read Below//Police Complaints Division Risk Jobs Investigating Claims of Police Brutality …

Women´s Crisis Center Received Reports of Sexual Abuse in Amona

On Tuesday evening, this email was received from Ellen Horowitz, one of the most honest and principled Journalists in Israel. As a public service, we are publishing it’s contents here. MB

X-Sieve: CMU Sieve 2.2
User-Agent: Microsoft-Outlook-Express-Macintosh-Edition/5.0.6
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 17:08:46 +0200
Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RE: reports of sexual abuse in Amona
From: “Ellen W. Horowitz”
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at bezeqint.net
X-Antivirus: AVG for E-mail 7.1.375 [267.15.6/257]  [...]  Click here to read more.

Kadima Party Full of Bullies, Example: Me’ir Sheetrit …

Meir Sheetrit on School Visit Says Amona Residents are Evil

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“Education and Transportation Minister Meir Sheetrit (Kadima, formerly of Likud), told students on a visit to a school in Beit El yesterday that the residents of Amona and their supporters were evil.”

“Sheetrit responded to a girl who read him a letter relating to the events at Amona. The girl asserted that ‘G-d punishes evil doers.’”

“Sheetrit interrupted the girl and exclaimed angrily, ‘To whom exactly are you referring to by the word ‘evil’?’”  [...]  Click here to read more.