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Today: Aug 19, 2017

JCSER Legal Unit's Report Prohibits Violence & Excessive Use of Force

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A Report prepared by the Center's Legal Unit noted that exceeding the limit of the excessive use of force by the collection department is prohibited by the law and those accused of using excessive force are exposed to legal accountability. The collection department, an executive, legal department that enjoys legal authorities, is responsible for the collection of Arnona tax debts and the imposition of seizure measures on clients.

The report was issued in the wake of recurrent attacks and physical violence committed by the collection department's employees against Jerusalemite merchants and citizens. According to the report, the policeman, who is entrusted with the task of implementing an imprisonment order, or implementing a measure issued by the head of the collection department, is authorized to use force to implement the order. According to article (74/E - H) paragraph (C), the executor has the right to use force against a human being or a property in order to overcome who oppose him or prevent him from implementing the order. But the use of force was specified in paragraph (d) that it should not exceed the proper limit according to the circumstance, not endangering a person's life under no circumstances.

A week ago, the collection department's employees attacked Beebers' family home in Wadi Al-Joz neighborhood of Occupied Jerusalem. A family member was injured in the stomach and another suffered moderate injury in the shoulder with live ammunition when an argument took place between the collection department's employees and the family members.

The Center confirmed that such attack can be legally followed up and those responsible for the attack can be followed to punish them as stipulated by the law.

The report noted that most procedures implemented by the collection department against Jerusalemite citizens are usually characterized by the use of physical violence and excessive use of force.

The collection department is headed by a senior staff member, known as the head of the collection department. The collection department is an executive, legal apparatus, legitimized with a law, known as the collection department law issued in 1967.

The executor in the collection department is appointed in accordance with a decision issued by the Minister of Justice and the appointment decision is announced in the mass media.

JCSER Lawyer Samer Suleiman noted that every person who obtains a court ruling can refer to the collection department in order for the ruling to be implemented in legal methods. The defendant can also refer to the collection department to protect him/herself and ask for the prevention of the implementation of a measure by the plaintiff.

There are several ways in which the plaintiff can implement the court rulings, including:

  • Seizing all forms of property;
  • Issuing an imprisonment order specified by a certain amount of money that should be paid in return for abolishing the order;
  • Confiscating the defendant's property.

The executor can chose the contractor to implement the measure in a legal manner, through the Minister of Justice, as stipulated in the law. The contractor should have obtained a legal certificate that qualifies him to practice the profession.

For his part, the Center's Director General, called on citizens who are physically assaulted by the Israeli collection department's employees to refer to the Center and lodge an official complaint against attackers in order to be legally pursued and punished.

He noted, 'this violence is not practiced against Jewish citizens. Treatment of Palestinian Jerusalemites by other Israeli institutions is based on racial discrimination. Such attacks occur in the Israeli Interior Ministry, the National Insurance Institution, and the West Jerusalem Municipality. We have some complaints submitted by citizens who have been attacked and beaten up as they refer to these institutions.'

He called on Palestinian Jerusalemites to become aware of the laws adopted by the various Israeli institutions, since it is the right way of knowing and obtaining their rights by law.