Israel’s General Security Service (Shin Bet) paid NIS 6,500 to compensate a young man called for questioning with a police summons.
The claim was filed on grounds that the summons was actually a recruitment routine by the GSS, which constituted a violation of the law after the Supreme Court unequivocally prohibited the GSS from using this method to summon civilians for interviews.
The incident occurred last summer when a policeman spoke to the young man by telephone asking him to go to the Hof district police station, later issuing a summons.
Upon reaching the station, the young man was taken to one of the GSS questioning rooms, where the Shin Bet tried to recruit the young man to conduct regular conversations with him. At no stage was the young man informed that he was not obliged to cooperate in the interrogation, that he could leave the interrogation at any time, that his words could not be used against him, and that no sanctions would be imposed against him at all, as the Supreme Court instructed the GSS to treat civilians.
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