Judge: Haifa Attack Reminiscent of Ramallah Lynch (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 02/26/12)
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The vicious beating of two IDF soldiers in Haifa is reminiscent of
the 2000 lynching of two soldiers in Ramallah, Judge Zayid Falah said
Sunday, as he extended the remands of six suspects in the case.
“Those soldiers lost their lives. Luckily, security guards from
Rambam hospital reached the scene. The outcome if they had not is
unthinkable,” Falah said.
He called for a harsh punishment if the suspects are found
guilty. “The events described above befit the dark regimes of
backwards countries, not a democratic state like Israel… If [the
suspects] are found guilty, the court must give them heavy
punishments, expressed in lengthy jail terms, to make it clear that
acts like these cannot be allowed -- not in Israel or anywhere else
on earth,” he wrote.
Falah extended the suspects’ remands by five days. He noted that he
would have sent them back to detention for longer, but was limited by
the fact that some of the suspects are minors.
Meanwhile, MK Michael Ben-Ari (Ichud Leumi) spend Sunday morning in
Haifa, visiting the two soldiers who were wounded in the assault.
“I found people who were wounded and in shock,” he said. “I could
barely get them to smile.” The soldiers had been sure the Arab mob
planned to kill them, he stated. “One of them said he thought it was
his last moment on earth.”
Ben-Ari slammed police for stating that the attack was not motivated
by nationalism. “The police is trying to put this event down to a
brawl, or thuggery. This was a hate crime,” he declared.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/26/12)
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