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2013 | 2013- Yesh Din: Law Enforcement upon IDF Soldiers in the OPT, figures for 2013

This document contains the last annual data sheet published by Yesh Din regarding law enforcement against Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) personnel suspected of harming Palestinians and Palestinian property in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. According to the figures provided to Yesh Din by the IDF Spokesperson, 6 indictments against soldiers were submitted to the courts-martial in 2013. This figure is considerably higher than that for 2012, when just a single indictment was served against a soldier who kicked and threatened a Palestinian detainee. However, this finding is an exception to the general trend: in recent years, there has been a sharp fall in the proportion of indictments. Just 2.2% of investigations initiated between 2010 and 2013 following incidents involving offenses against Palestinians led to the indictment of suspects.