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March 24, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
JERUSALEM - A large Israeli police force Sunday dismantled protest tents that Palestinian activists had set up on a hill east of Jerusalem and forcefully removed some 50 activists from the area. The activists pitched the tents on the first day of President Obama's visit to Israel and the West Bank. The encampment was near an area known as E1, where Israel plans to build a new Jewish settlement. The tent village was the second that activists had set up in the area to protest the planned  settlement.
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November 18, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Israel's former chief rabbi was arrested Monday on suspicion of taking bribes, defrauding charities and obstructing an investigation, police said.  A gag order in connection with the arrest was lifted later in the day when the rabbi, Yona Metzger, was brought before a judge and remanded to police custody for an additional nine days.   According to police, Metzger, who recently ended a 10-year term as the country's chief Ashkenazi rabbi, is suspected of diverting donations made to nonprofit organizations in return for bribes and benefits.
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March 8, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
JERUSALEM -- Palestinians and Israeli police clashed Friday following noon prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem in what some said was a protest over prisoners held in Israeli jails. Police entered the walled compound where the mosque and the Dome of the Rock are situated after dozens of Palestinians threw rocks at them near one of the gates, a police spokesman said. Officers fired stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters as they pursued them inside the walled compound and as they clashed at the gates, witnesses said.
WORLD
November 13, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli soldier was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager on board a bus Wednesday morning, Israeli police and military officials said. According to police and eyewitnesses, the Tel Aviv-bound bus made a stop in the northern town of Afula when a young passenger pulled out a knife and stabbed the soldier, who was napping while en route to his army base. Citizens and security guards seized the suspect and turned him over to the police, while medics treated the soldier for critical injuries.
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September 19, 2005 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Citing a lack of evidence, Israeli authorities said Sunday that they would not file charges against any police officers in the killings of 13 Arabs shot during rioting five years ago. The announcement angered relatives of the victims as well as Israeli Arab leaders and rights activists, who charged that the government's decision was evidence of their second-class status in the Jewish state. "They are saying a crime was committed.
WORLD
August 2, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday for the fourth time in a corruption investigation that is a key factor in his political downfall. The session was the latest round of questioning on suspicions that Olmert improperly accepted money from an American businessman. Another case involves alleged violations in funding trips abroad.
NEWS
December 20, 1986 | From Reuters
Israeli police Friday raided two Jewish seminaries in Jerusalem's Old City in a search for arms and sabotage materials prompted by a spate of attacks against Arab homes in the area. Police sources said that one man was arrested during the raids but that no arms were found. Some files were seized. The decision to make the searches came after the arrest Thursday of a student from one of the seminaries. In his car, police found materials often used in firebomb attacks.
NEWS
March 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Police launched an investigation Thursday after Western journalists photographed plainclothes police officers who had pasted press signs on their car to disguise their identity while investigating Palestinians. The incident drew a formal complaint from the Foreign Press Assn. in Israel, which said in a letter to the government that such action places journalists "at great personal risk" and urged authorities "to cease such behavior immediately."
WORLD
September 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Israel's police recommended Sunday that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert be indicted in a string of corruption cases, according to an official document. The statement said officers are seeking his indictment in incidents that include receiving tens of thousands of dollars from a U.S. businessman and double-billing Jewish groups for trips abroad. The police recommendation would have only limited effect. The decision on whether to indict Olmert rests with the attorney general, Menachem Mazuz.
WORLD
May 8, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police on Wednesday detained and questioned a top Palestinian cleric about clashes that took place a day earlier in Jerusalem's Old City. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Sheik Muhammad Hussein, also known as the mufti of Jerusalem, was released with no charges after six hours. It was a rare arrest of a senior Palestinian religious figure and drew immediate condemnation from Palestinian Authority leaders. President Mahmoud Abbas described the arrest as “a blatant violation of freedom of worship” and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called it “a grave escalation.” The Tuesday clashes occurred when Palestinians began protesting against a group of Jewish visitors to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount.
NEWS
March 24, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
JERUSALEM - A large Israeli police force Sunday dismantled protest tents that Palestinian activists had set up on a hill east of Jerusalem and forcefully removed some 50 activists from the area. The activists pitched the tents on the first day of President Obama's visit to Israel and the West Bank. The encampment was near an area known as E1, where Israel plans to build a new Jewish settlement. The tent village was the second that activists had set up in the area to protest the planned  settlement.
WORLD
March 8, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
JERUSALEM -- Palestinians and Israeli police clashed Friday following noon prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem in what some said was a protest over prisoners held in Israeli jails. Police entered the walled compound where the mosque and the Dome of the Rock are situated after dozens of Palestinians threw rocks at them near one of the gates, a police spokesman said. Officers fired stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters as they pursued them inside the walled compound and as they clashed at the gates, witnesses said.
WORLD
October 29, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
TIRA, Israel — When residents of this once-sleepy Arab village gathered to protest recent gang-style shootings in their community, anger quickly focused on the Israeli police. Residents raised signs reading, "Police are terrorists. " Local leaders recited a familiar list of complaints: Police treat Arabs like second-class citizens; they fail to prosecute many criminals and don't seize enough illegal weapons; they can't be trusted. Given the animosity, the protesters' next demand was somewhat surprising.
WORLD
October 28, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - A simple, ancient ritual is threatening the delicate security balance atop Jerusalem's most sacred plaza: Jews are praying. On most days, dozens - sometimes hundreds - of Jewish worshipers ascend to the disputed 36-acre platform that Muslims venerate as Al Aqsa mosque and Jews revere as the Temple Mount with an Israeli police escort to protect them and a Muslim security guard to monitor their movements. Then, they recite a quick prayer, sometimes quietly to themselves, other times out loud.
WORLD
August 21, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned the brutal beating of a Palestinian teenager by a gang of Jewish youths shouting anti-Arab slurs. Though racially motivated attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians are not uncommon, the incident Thursday night in central Jerusalem has triggered a wave of soul-searching among Israelis, particularly after one suspect expressed pride in his actions because the victim was Arab. "In the state of Israel, we are not prepared to tolerate racism," Netanyahu said Tuesday.
WORLD
September 23, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
With U.S.-brokered peace talks hanging by a thread, clashes erupted in East Jerusalem on Wednesday after a private Israeli security guard, working for Jewish residents of an Arab-dominated area, shot to death a Palestinian man during an early-morning altercation. Hours later, following the funeral of the slain man, Samer Sarhan, 32, Palestinian youths in the restive Silwan neighborhood confronted Israeli police, throwing rocks, setting three cars on fire and injuring at least seven passersby, Israeli police said.
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