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  • Israel's internal security service going after leftwing protesters

    Another activist received an invitation to a meeting with Shabak. After refusing, he was warned that it would be in his best interest to come Yesterday, I reported here on two members of the leftwing group Anarchists against the Wall that were invited to a meetings with a Shabak (Israel's internal security agency) operator calling herself "Rona". Apparently, this was the same person who conducted a political interrogation of former IDF pilot Yonatan Shapira a few months ago. Today (Tuesday), a third activist received a phone call from "Rona", asking him to report to a meeting with her. The activist…

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  • Two more activists invited for "friendly chat" by Shin Bet

    One activist warned that his actions are known to the GSS; other chose to decline the invitation Two Israeli activists that take part in protests in the West Bank have been summoned to informal investigations by Israel's General Security Service, the Shabak (formally Shin Beit). According to the two, they received phone calls inviting them for what was described as "a talk" with a GSS investigator named Rona. A few months ago, Yonatan Shapira, a former IDF pilot, was summoned for such a meeting in Tel Aviv with a female investigator calling herself Rona. According to an account Shapira published,…

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  • Internal Security violated agreement with Haaretz to get to Anat Kamm

    The prosecution in Anat Kamm's trail admitted today that the Shabak (Israel's internal security service, formally known as Shin Beit), ignored the agreement it signed with Haaretz reporter Uri Blau in order to expose the source for a story he published. In a research article published two years ago in Haaretz, Blau reveled that senior Israeli generals, including chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, knowingly violated Supreme Court rulings by ordering the assassination of Palestinians militants even when they didn't pose an immediate threat or when it was possible to capture them alive. After the story was published, the army began…

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  • In a Small Jailcell, Lonely and Freezing

    The following is my English translation of Yossi Gurvitz’s latest post about the Shabak, the interrogation process, and the dying Israeli legal system. Haaretz has just published an article about the trials cited by Yossi here. (Joseph Dana) Small Jail Cell, Lonely, and Freezing I asked myself a couple of days ago about the working  methods of the Jewish units in the Shabak according to Haim Pearlman story. The Shabak arrested him and did not allow him to meet with a lawyer. The reason, briefly, why the Shabak did not allow him access to a lawyer was because he was between the ages…

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  • Israeli BDS activist's account of "a friendly talk" with the Shin Beit

    Former Israeli air force pilot and conscientious objector Yonatan Shapira was summoned today to "a friendly talk" with the Shabak (formally known as "Shin Beit", Israel's internal security agency). This is Yonatan's account of the event, as posted on Facebook: Yesterday Rona from the Shabak called me and asked me to come talk to meet her in the police station on Dizengof st. (Tel Aviv). She refused to tell me what was it about, but made it clear I wasn't going to be arrested, and that this is just an acquaintance or "a friendly talk"… At five o'clock I got…

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