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Jerusalem Court Releases Jewish Activists Charged with Surveilling IDF to House Arrest


The Jerusalem District Court ordered five Jewish activists to house arrest, two days after being indicted for tracking the IDF in Judea and Samaria in an attempt to foil the evacuation and demolition of outposts.

Attorneys from Hanenu, an NGO that provides legal representation to the activists, said that the individuals were involved in a legitimate protest and that no justification existed to incarcerate them. The presiding judge agreed, writing that “the defendants’ actions do not present a high level of danger . . . The indictment shows that the majority of their activities, beyond intelligence collection, centered around non-violent protests in areas patrolled by the military, including singing songs, dancing, and telling soldiers the actions they must take.”

The Jerusalem District Prosecutor’s Office plans to appeal the decision before the Supreme Court.

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One Response to “Jerusalem Court Releases Jewish Activists Charged with Surveilling IDF to House Arrest”

  1. Less-than-democratic regimes or state institutions are always nonplussed when faced with proper non-violent direct action protests. If only our people would learn the proper methodology. As I have tried with my Center for Non-Violent Action
    (http://myrightword.blogspot.com/2006/08/just-for-record.html)

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