The Accused - Failures Investigating October 2000

Issued October 2006.
During the period of 1 to 8 October 2000, Israel Police forces killed thirteen Arab youths in the Triangle and Galilee areas and wounded hundreds more during protests against the killing of Palestinians in various locations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). 
The Or Commission formed one month later and  found that there was no justification whatsoever for the gunfire that caused the deaths of 13 Palestinian citizens of Israel. It discovered that in October 2000 snipers were used to disperse demonstrations for the first time since 1948. 
Despite this, in September 2005, five years later, Mahash  (the Ministry of Justice Police Investigation Unit)  decided not to issue an indictment in even one of the 13 cases of killing by police officers.
Adalah asked Mahash for all of its investigatory material, as well as thousands of pages of various documents and protocols brought before the Or Commission.
The report reveals Mahash’s failure to continue investigating the killings,  demonstrates how Mahash concealed essential facts from the public and issued a falsified report, and illuminates the masked and undeclared “collaboration” between Mahash investigators and some of the police officers under investigation. There has still not been a full investigation or any indictments issued for the youths' deaths.
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