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  6/29/2014, Tammuz 1, 5774

PM Asked to Look into Claims of Security-Suspect Abuse


Member of Knesset David Azoulay (Shas), who serves on the Interior and Environmental Affairs Committee, asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sunday, to look into claims by the Honenu legal-aid organization that Jews accused of property crimes against Arabs, leftists and the Israel Defense Forces have been abused while in the custody of the Israel Security Agency (General Security Service, Shin Bet, Shabak). That abuse included a youth being interrogated for 21 hours at a time, seven days a week, before he was released without being charged, apparently arrested by mistake.

The former deputy interior minister told the prime minister "As one who is responsible for the General Security Service, I ask to know how the matter was treated and what are they doing so these things are not repeated." He added, "according to your reply I shall examine the possibility of holding a discussion on the matter in the Knesset's Internal Affairs Committee."