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ISRAEL: The Shin-Bet-Judiciary Gang and organized crime

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Cover of today's paper with a photo of the crime scene on the Tel-Aviv promenade.
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OccupyTLV, February 16 - the assassination, part of gang war, executed yesterday, Saturday, midday, on the Tel Aviv promenade, where dozens of bullets were shot in a crowded public space, is in this morning's headlines. [1]  

In a nation hijacked by a Shin Bet-Judiciary gang, where massive surveillance is not even questioned, crime families are permitted to thrive.  [2]  Even the US Ambassador raised concern over organized crime growth in the State of Israel, and its integration with State agencies. [3]

In a recent incident, Israeli media informed us, that after the November 2013 explosion under a State prosecutor's car, while he was working on the case of a crime family, PM Netanyahu asked the Shin-Bet to treat organized crime as "terror", and assist in the investigation.  The Shin Bet, Haaretz reported, "denied the request". [4]

Pursuant to Israeli law, the Shin Bet is directly under the authority of the PM. Therefore, the case raises questions regarding the effective line of civilian authority over the Shin Bet today. [2]

Moreover, it raises concerns that the Shin Bet is effectively patronizing the crime families in Israel.  Regarding the latter suspicion, enough is to read Ynet's biography of the slain in yesterday's gang war incident:
"Lala is a Palestinian [28 yo - jz], who 15 years ago received Israeli citizenship as part of "family unification", and moved in with family members in Jaffa...  However, his father remained in Palestine. living today in Ramallah.  Several members of the family served over the years as Shin-Bet collaborators." [5]

"Family unification", of Palestinians with Israeli Arabs, even man and wife, is extremely difficult in Israel. The High Court of Justice denied two cases over the past decade. [6] Therefore, the "unification" of a 13-year-old with his "family" in Jaffa, while his father remains living in Ramallah, appears remote. More likely it was the last-minute rescue of a Shin-Bet child prodigy...

It should be noted that the Shin Bet is also notorious for its failure to find the Jewish perpetrators of numerous racist vandalism attacks against Arabs in the Palestine.  The direct patronage and leadership role of the Shin Bet in extreme right-wing groups was documented in the Rabin assassination case.[2]
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Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
Occupy Tel Aviv
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* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2010 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in the United States, with the note: "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California". 
* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2013 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in Israel, with the note: "lack of integrity of the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees courts in Israel:.
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LINKS:
[1] 14-02-16 Man shot dead in apparent score settling near Tel Aviv beachfront_Haaretz
[3] 10-12-02 WikiLeaks cable warns of 'widening crime war' in Israel_Haaretz
[4] 13-11-10 Shin Bet denies PM request to investigate crime families_Haaretz // "ש'"כ "--" את 'קשת תי"ו ל--קור פש מאור'ן
[5] 14-02-16 ISRAEL: Crime family assassination midday on the promenade in Tel Aviv_Ynet// --יסול של משפ--ות פש 'יום ש'ת 'צ"ריים ל "טיילת 'ת"א
[6] 12-01-11 High Court of Justice denied Palestinians' request for Family Unification_ Globes //
''"ץ "--" " תירות '" --וק "אר--ות: לא י"י" אי--ו" משפ--ות פלסטיים

 

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