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Case against Shin Bet agents closed in cavity search of Palestinian woman

Prosecutors have closed the case against three Shin Bet agents suspected of ordering female soldiers to do a cavity search on a Palestinian woman for no good reason, Haaretz reports.

That the search took place is not under dispute, but who exactly ordered it could not be established, with all involved denying responsibility.

Prosecutors say they could not gather enough evidence to indict any specific person in the case.

The incident took place in 2015 when IDF troops and two Shin Bet officials detained the woman at her home over suspicions she was a member of a Hamas terror cell. The cavity search was supposedly ordered to find a sim card the woman was allegedly using to contact Hamas officials.

The woman eventually served two years in prison for aidng a terror organization.

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