How to be a successful Israeli in the West Bank: Israel’s most common question
Posted On August 9, 2021
Israel has some of the most sophisticated security systems in the world, with an impressive arsenal of technology, and it has a lot of people working there.
But despite this, there is a long way to go before Israel can truly be described as a security state.
A study published in the Journal of International Studies in 2017 found that Israel’s security apparatus is just one of the major reasons why it has such an impressive reputation, even if the statistics it uses to describe its security situation are often flawed.
For example, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, “in the last decade, Israeli security forces have killed an average of one Palestinian daily.
In the same period, the Palestinian population has grown by an average 20 percent.”
Haaretz noted that a report from the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem found that in 2014, the number of Palestinian people killed by Israeli forces was only 0.8 percent of the number killed by other armed groups.
The Israeli army has not provided an explanation for why it is only shooting a small percentage of Palestinians.
Despite these statistics, Israel is still widely regarded as a safe country, despite the vast majority of Israelis living in a country where the security apparatus operates with near impunity.
And while Israel has many people working at its security apparatus, it has also seen an increase in the number and quality of terrorism investigations.
The Institute for Security Studies (IPSS) in Israel published an investigation last year that concluded that “since 2003, the Israeli security apparatus has investigated approximately 8,000 Palestinians who have been suspected of terrorism offences.”
IPSS noted that of those investigated, a total of 10,000 of them were charged with terrorism offenses.
However, in the same report, IPSS added that this investigation only included the cases that were initiated by the Israeli military, not those initiated by police or other civilian institutions.
The IPSS report stated that since 2003, “the Israeli security sector has investigated an average 15,000 Palestinian individuals accused of terrorist activity and convicted of those offences.”
The report concluded that the vast number of people who have either been arrested or charged with a terrorism offence are the result of an ongoing process of over-criminalization that has allowed the state to focus more and more resources on the fight against terrorism than on fighting other violent crimes.
“This is not a good thing,” Yossi Ben-Shalom, an IPSS researcher who wrote the report, told Al Jazeera.
“It is not good enough to keep the army on its toes, which is a way of protecting itself from the threat of attacks.”
While the Israeli army often operates under a military-police state, it also uses civilian institutions to investigate alleged attacks.
The Israel Democracy Institute, a think tank that works on Israel’s internal security, said that in the last six months, the IDF has conducted over 6,300 investigations into alleged terrorist acts, including over 676 of the reported cases involving alleged attacks by Palestinians, according.
Israel has an extensive network of private security firms that are part of the IDF.
These companies are contracted by the government to help secure public places and institutions.
However, these private security companies are not paid by the state, as is the case for the police.
They are not permitted to recruit and retain employees, and they are not allowed to use state funds.
Israeli police have also expanded their investigations of alleged terror suspects.
The government has begun an investigation into the alleged killing of two Palestinian teenagers, which began in July, after the teenagers’ mother received a call from her son’s brother who claimed he had been shot dead by Israeli security guards.
The police said the call was made by the Palestinian youth’s brother to his mother and that he told her that he had witnessed the killing.
The police later arrested the brother and his brother’s mother.
Israelis are not the only people who use private security agencies to protect their homes and businesses.
A recent report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) found that private security was a major way to protect Israeli citizens from violence and intimidation.
According to the report titled “How Private Security Companies Protect Against Terrorism: A Review of the Evidence,” private security services protect citizens from crime, threats, crime prevention, and public order in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Tunisia, and the Palestinian territories.
The report also found that security companies were the primary providers of protection to Israelis, while civil society and other institutions provided protection to Palestinians.
The report noted that Israel was one of three countries that had a rate of 0.2% of the world’s population that had experienced serious threats of violent crime in the past five years, according the report.
In 2017, Israel had one of only two countries with a 0.5% rate of this statistic.
Israel’s domestic security forces also have the capability to be very effective in protecting their citizens from terrorist attacks, but it has come under fire for the quality of their investigations.
According to the IPSS study,