Israel set up a DNA database in 2007. According to Interpol, Israel has also adopted a DNA database legislation.
The 2008 Interpol survey reports that 25,000 crime scene DNA profiles and 4,180 individuals' profiles were held in Israel at the time of the survey. According to Interpol, these number grew considerably with Israel's DNA database containing 137,000 reference DNA profiles from individuals, 7,900 crime scene DNA profiles, plus 40 unidentified human remains DNA profiles in 2011.
A law allowing the establishment of a database of DNA from missing persons was adopted in 2011.
- External links
- Zamir et al. (2011) The Israel DNA database — The establishment of a rapid, semi-automated analysis system
- Israel police launches National DNA Bank (2007)
- Superintendent Hanita Grant: Israel Police Launches National DNA Databank (page 39) Innovation Exchange Issue No. 14, 2007.
- Commander Pinhas Bergman: Israel’s Criminal DNA Bank Comes One Step Closer (page 32) Innovation Exchange Issue No. 11, 2004.
- Press articles
- Al-Monitor: Do DNA samples hold key to Israel's missing children mystery? (20th October 2016)
- The Washington Post: A 70-year-old mystery: Yemeni Jews say young relatives were stolen in Israel (7th August 2016)
- Dissident Voice: The Shocking Story of Israel’s Disappeared Babies (5th August 2016)
- Northwest Arkansas: Israel looks into missing immigrant children (16th July 2016)
- SunSentil: INTERNATIONAL: Israel delves into charged 1950s missing children saga (12th July 2016)
- Haaretz: After 20 Years in Prison, Israeli Gets Murder Retrial Based on DNA Testing (29th February 2016)
- Breaking Israel News: How DNA Testing Can Reveal Jewish Ancestry, Bolster Zionist Narrative (5th October 2014)
- Haaretz: New police power granted by mistake, Knesset learns (23rd June 2014)
- Arutz Sheva: Police DNA Database to Be Expanded (27th May 2014)
- Palestinians struggle to identify bodies (18th August 2013)
- Haaretz: Israel Police skirt law, create migrant DNA database (2nd May 2013)
- The Jerusalem Post: Knesset c'tee to debate DNA database on African migrants (2nd May 2013)
- Xinhua.net: Israel establishes DNA database of illegal African migrants: report (2nd May 2013)
- Khaleej Times: Palestinians ask Israeli court to halt DNA tests (15th March 2012)
- Jerusalem Post: Katsav refuses to give DNA sample to police (14th March 2012)
- Jerusalem Post: Knesset c'tees pass bills allowing wider criminal database (17th June 2011)
On 14th June, the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee passed a bill for a second and third plenum vote, which would allow the police to keep a database of fingerprints and DNA in order to identify missing or unknown people who are injured in major incidents. The law will also allow details from the police's criminal database to be cross-checked with fingerprints collected from foreign workers and Palestinians.
- Jerusalem Post: DNA database bill approved for 2nd, 3rd readings (14th June 2011)
2005 Amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law
- Criminal Procedure (Enforcement of Powers) 2010 Amendments