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The Israel Police have launched in investigation into a videoclip that was
uploaded on YouTube last year comparing the force’s Special Patrol Officers
(SPOs) to Nazis.
“Why are SPOs called Nazi? Spot the differences,” is the
title of the video.
The clip is believed to have been produced by
It alternates between Holocaust- era footage of Nazi
brutality towards Jews and scenes of Israeli police hitting people who appear to
A national investigation unit will be heading the
investigation, Police Insp.-Gen.
Yochanan Danino said in a
Danino said he viewed the film in a severe light, adding that he
vehemently rejected any attempt to target police officers carrying out their
duties and attempts to delegitimize his officers.
He ordered the head of
the investigations and operations branch, Cmdr. Yoav Seglovitch, to launch an
immediate investigation into the clip.
The Human Rights Organization of
Judea and Samaria said in a statement that it was “forbidden” to compare Israel
Police officers to Nazis.
“At the same time, the person who edited the
shocking clip had footage at his disposal documenting cruel and severe
violence,” said Orit Struk, head of the organization.
alongside the shock that comes from the very comparison, the new police
commissioner should watch... the clips documenting the authentic and criminal
violence of his officers, and be shocked by the violence of the officers,” Struk