Israeli policemen suspected of robbing Palestinian workers in Jerusalem


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.