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Israeli policemen suspected of robbing Palestinian workers in Jerusalem

Israel Police's Internal Affairs Division began undercover investigation following claims that 3 border policemen systematically attacked, robbed Palestinian laborers.

by Oz Rosenberg, Haaretz

Posted on May. 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

Three Israeli border policemen were arrested on Wednesday over suspicions that they had systematically accosted Palestinian workers in Jerusalem and stole their money.

In a court hearing discussing their remand on Thursday, representative of Israel Police’s Internal Affairs Division Shalom Amar, said that the three suspects were in the habit of “targeting working-class people, workers suspected of illegally entering Israel.”

The policemen, after leaving their bases without permission, allegedly, “using threats, escorted the [Palestinians] into alleys near Damascus Gate in the Old City.”

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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