Israel set up a DNA database in 2007.
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.
A law allowing the establishment of a database of DNA from missing persons was adopted in 2011.
- Press articles
- 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)
- External links
Summary of DNA law in Israel
By the Council for Responsible Genetics
- Summary of DNA law in Israel