A left-wing activist who was at the center of a major exposé and scandal on Israel’s Channel 2 “Uvda” last Thursday was arrested by police at Ben Gurion Airport Monday afternoon. Police from the Judea and Samaria district detained the activist when they learned that he was planning to flee the country ahead of his impending arrest. The activist was taken for questioning at the Judea and Samaria police and will be brought to a hearing on his remand on Tuesday.
The right-wing Ad Kan organization submitted police complaints against four left-wing activists who were shown in the television exposé.
MK Esawi Frej (Meretz) said in response that when it comes to left-wingers police tends to act quickly. “I have no empathy for what he said,” Frej said, “but I have even less empathy to selective law enforcement, to a police that in Arara [home of the Dizengoff shooter] smashes cars and homes and at Ben Gurion airport carries out arbitrary arrests.”
Police issued a statement that the activist had been picked up on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime.
Defense Minster Moshe Ya’alon referred to the Uvda documentary saying, “the [findings in the] Uvda report was not news to me. Over the years I’ve run into radical left-wing activists, ‘human rights’ activists, whose main activity is to darken the face of the State of Israel and the IDF. Under the guise of caring for human rights, some of them are engaged in incitement against the State of Israel and, as it turns out, endangering the lives of Palestinian land brokers by exposing them to the Palestinian Authority which jails and even executes them. Everything is kosher as far as they are concerned, to do Israel harm out of their hatred.”