Skip to comments.MKs Slam Espionage Charges for Protest Organizers
Posted on 01/05/2012 4:32:14 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Nationalist MKs lined up to criticize state prosecutors for charging residents in Judea and Samaria who revealed IDF troop movements pertaining to demolition orders of Jewish homes with espionage.
MK Uri Ariel (National Union) told a Constitution Committee hearing on law enforcement in Judea and Samaria that the charges were an "immoral abuse" of power.
"The police and the prosecution put a black mark on Yitzhar by accusing people of spying," Ariel said. "Who is the enemy here? The settlers?"
"The criminal justice system that is actively working to destroy the homes of civil servants and army officers has now turned us into 'spies,' Ariel told the committee.
Turning to representatives from the state prosecutor's office, Ariel said, "You embarrass the legal profession."
Ariel also challenged the prosecutors to charge him with espionage. "I spy! I told about IDF movements in the evacuation of settlements. I am ready to stand trial."
"This is an immoral abuse and criminal," he added. "This persecution must be stopped".
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