Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ben-Ari Petitions High Court of Justice in Flortilla case

Monday, September 3rd, National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari, activist Itamar Ben-Gvir and the Movement for Our Land of Israel filed  an angry petition, for the High Court of Justice to demand that the state reveal its reasons for having closed its case against Balad MK Maneen Zoabi and Raed Salah, a leader in the Islamic Movement in Israel, for their involvement in the May 2010 flotilla.

The petition also demanded that the state reveal the evidence in its possession against Zoabi and Salah.

Tuesday, September 4th, the High Court of Justice ordered Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to present the court with a more extensive explanation of the reasons the state did not prosecute Balad MK Haneen Zoabi and Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah, for their participation in the May 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla.

MK Michael Ben-Ari, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Our Land of Israel Movement hope that once a more complete version of the state's reasons was put forward, they would be able to point out defects in the decision. Previously, the state had only released a brief press release regarding the decision to close the case.

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