Police violence

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2021-03-04
As Adalah team gathers testimonies and evidence in preparation for formal complaint to Police Investigations Department, grim picture emerges of police’s suspected illegal orders, excessive use...
2021-02-26
Bloody images from Umm al-Fahm protest prove yet again that Israeli police continue to perceive – and to relate to – Palestinian Arab citizens as an enemy.
2021-02-03
Israeli police continue to operate under institutional assumption that Arab citizens of Israel are enemies; Adalah files motion to cancel gag order imposed on publication of details related to...
2021-01-14
During protest in Nazareth against visit of Israeli PM Netanyahu, Israeli police forces arrested 19 Palestinian citizens of Israel; officers hindered evacuation of two wounded who required urgent...
2020-10-01
October 2000 killings, 20 years later | From October 2000 to Ya'akub Abu al-Qi'an: In new statement adopted by High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens, Adalah demands end to impunity for Israeli...
The commemoration of 20 years since October 2000 comes at a time of new developments regarding the 2017 Israeli police killing of Ya’akub Abu al-Qi’an, a 50-year-old teacher. There is a direct...
2020-09-14
In 2018, Adalah called on Israel’s attorney general to intervene and order an independent investigation into the killing of Ya'akub Abu al-Qi'an due to fears of fatal flaws, conflicts of...
2019-07-23
Adalah represented families of 13 Palestinians killed by Israeli police in October 2000; Barak, who ordered police to deploy deadly means including snipers, was directly responsible for killings.
2018-06-12
Israeli police gunned down Bedouin math teacher in January 2017; police actions and subsequent investigation found riddled with flaws, conflicts of interest, and obstruction of justice.
2018-05-31
Haifa hospital also concealed medical information from Jafar Farah, who was handcuffed to bed in violation of medical ethics; police verbally abused Arab nurse; Adalah & PHRI file complaints.
2018-05-29
Police violence did not end with the illegal arrests of 21 people, but continued with assaults of detained protesters during their transfer to the police station and inside the station.
2018-02-13
The PID’s inquiry again prove the structural failures that exist in PID’s functioning
2017-12-28
Israel's Police Investigations Division won't hold any officers responsible for killing of Ya'akub Abu-Al-Qi'an, continues to whitewash most serious police violence.
2017-10-08
Supreme Court overturns lower court decision ordering police to publish regulations, thus hindering efforts to bring officers to justice for violations.
2017-10-03
Adalah: Israeli police killing of 13 Palestinian protesters in 2000 was motivated by racism; in 2017, Justice Ministry PID continues to whitewash investigations of police killings of Arab citizens.
2017-08-23
Cop conducted "additional neutralization" even once Mohammad Abu Khalaf no longer posed danger to officers; Adalah appeals Israeli Justice Ministry's decision to close probe of the killing.
2017-08-21
Adalah appeals Police Investigations Department decision to close probe into killing of 16-year-old Mu’taz Ewisat; PID failed to undertake most basic of investigative steps.
2017-07-26
Supreme Court rules police must return bodies of three Al Aqsa shooting suspects, Palestinian citizens of Israel, to families for burial within 30 hours; says no law permits police to hold bodies.
2017-07-20
In response to Adalah petition, Israeli Supreme Court decides to hold hearing on issue Sunday; Adalah: No law permits Israeli police to hold bodies and prevent families from burying their children.
2017-01-24
Funeral held Tues. for 50-year-old Umm al-Hiran teacher killed by police; Adalah: Supreme Court ruling makes clear there is no legal basis for Israeli police to hold a body as a bargaining chip.