In a major precedent which should deter future flotillas attempting to break the legally ruled blockade, the Haifa District Court now allows the state to confiscate maritime vessels, if action is taken in a timely manner.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The state can confiscate ships used in flotillas to break the IDF’s sea blockade of Gaza, the Haifa Court, sitting as a maritime court, has ruled setting a new major precedent which could deter the flotilla tactic.
The Haifa District Attorney’s Office announced the decision on Wednesday in which Deputy Haifa Court President Ron Sokol had, earlier in the week, approved the state’s request to seize the Zaytouna-Oliva ship which sailed in a September 2016 “women’s flotilla” to break the blockade. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem’s District Prosecutors filed suit Sunday, suing widow and 3 children of Palestinian terrorist for $2.3 million for reparations to the state in what will set a legal precedent in Israel’s future actions designed to deter Palestinians carrying out terror attacks.
Israel has filed the first lawsuit against the family of a Palestinian terrorist who carried out a car-ramming killing four in Jerusalem in January 2017.
Jerusalem’s District Prosecutors filed the suit Sunday, suing his widow and three children for $2.3 million dollars for reparations to the state in what will set a precedent for Israel’s future action against Palestinians carrying out terror attacks. Continue Reading »
UN Development Program has alternately expressed condemnation of their Gaza engineer’s alleged betrayal, while implying that maybe Israel’s charges may be inaccurate.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
A senior United Nations engineer in the Gaza Strip was arraigned Thursday in Beersheba District Court on charges that he abused his post in order to aid Hamas, including using the construction of a port as a base of operations for its naval commandos.
Forced to remain in squalor as Hamas redirects funds for food, health & reconstruction to tunnel construction & wages to Hamas militants. – Photo: NYT
After the court confirmed that 38-year-old Wahid Abdullah al-Bursh of Jabalya understood the charges, Bursh’s attorney, Lea Tsemel, said she would be filing several pretrial motions against the charges. Continue Reading »
After an intelligence search & investigation by the IDF’s Northern Command, joined by the Shin Bet, Israel’s Northern District prosecutors charged 5 men from Nazareth with severe security offenses at the Northern District Court on Tuesday.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Security forces arrested five Arab Israeli youths from Nazareth on suspicion of training with weapons and holding secret meetings after coming under the influence of ISIS ideology, the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency announced on Tuesday.
Suspected ISIS members arrested by Shin Bet. – Photo: SHIN BET,JPOST STAFF
In a joint Shin Bet – Israel Police Northern District announcement, security forces said arrests were made throughout October and November, of men aged 18, 18, 22, 23, and 27, all from the Suleiman clan in the northern part of the city. Continue Reading »
Arab father & son arrested after Israel Police & K-9 unit discover rifles with ammo and explosives, concealed in their home adjacent to the Jerusalem District Court.
By Oranit Etzer
Two Arab terrorists, father and son, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after explosives and weapons were discovered in their home in Jerusalem.
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Their home is located adjacent to the Jerusalem District Court on Salah al-Din Road not far from Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus Campus; just last Monday a firebomb was thrown at the court in an attempt to burn it down.
Police detectives searched the home aided by Border Patrol officers and a canine unit, and found hidden in the house explosives, improvised rifles and ammunition.
The verdict sends Raed Salah, the leader of the extremist Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, to begin 11 months incarceration for incitement in a speech given in 2007.
Raed Salah, the leader of the extremist Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, had his appeal rejected in the Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday and will have to serve the 11-month sentence he received in March for incitement in a speech he gave in 2007.
Sheikh Raed Salah – Photo: REUTERS
Salah is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on November 15.
The verdict comes at a sensitive time of daily terrorist attacks by Palestinians against Israelis. Continue Reading »
Malik Khatib from Kafr Kanna was indited for transferring funds from Hamas militants in Gaza to Palestinians in the West Bank and driving illegals from Gaza to Israel.
By Hassan Shaalan & Yoav Zitun
An indictment was filed Tuesday morning in the Nazareth District Court against Malik Khatib, 31, a dentist from the village of Kafr Kanna in northern Israel on suspicion he made contact with a Hamas agent and transferred funds to Hamas in Ramallah. He was also charged with illegal transportation and fraud under the Income Tax Ordinance.
Malik Khatib in court Tuesday. – Photo: Mohammad Shinawi
At his court hearing Tuesday, Khatib said: “I have no connection to Hamas, I have no connection to any of the allegations – everything is a lie. Continue Reading »
The 3 Palestinian suspects captured by the Israel Navy on January 19 were charged on Wednesday at the Beersheva District Court with a range of maritime & security offenses.
The Israel Navy and the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency jointly intercepted a boat traveling from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to the Gaza Strip, carrying material for the production of rockets and mortars, security forces announced on Wednesday.
The navy patrols off the coast of Gaza. – Archive Photo: YAAKOV LAPPIN
The capture occurred on January 19, when the boat, carrying liquid fiberglass and three Gaza residents, was intercepted by the navy. Continue Reading »
In amazing story, Jerusalem District Court imprisons 3 Israeli Arabs before executing terrorist attack at wedding-hall disguised as Jewish guests, but armed with machine guns.
The Jerusalem District Court convicted three Arab residents of Jerusalem of conspiring to carry out a terror attack Tuesday, after they were found to have planned an attack on a wedding hall in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood.
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The three, named as Anas Awisat, Basel Abidat and Ahmed Sorour, were arrested last month following a joint operation by the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) and the Israel police.
According to Channel 10, the three had been planning on dressing up as hareidi Jews before entering the hall, disguised as guests, and then shooting everyone inside.
The Jerusalem District Court has ruled that unless deceased’s family specifically requests segregation, Chevra Kadisha burial society can no longer place signs separating between men & women at cemeteries.
By Kobi Nachshoni
The Chevra Kadisha burial society will not be able to place signs separating between men and women in cemeteries, unless the deceased’s family specifically asks for it, the Jerusalem District Court has ruled.
Sign reads, ‘Men to the right, women to the left’ (archives)
The outline suggested by the court has been accepted by both Chevra Kadisha and groups opposing gender segregation. The parties are now waiting for Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to confirm that the proposal does not fall under the category of forbidden exclusion of women in the public domain. Continue Reading »