No Charges against Lecturer who Incited (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/31/12)
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The State Attorney´s Office (SAO) has decided to close the case
against Dr. Eyal Nir of Ben Gurion University, who published a call
to "break the necks" of participants in last year´s Rikudgalim or
Flagdance. The reason given for the decision was "lack of evidence."
The SAO informed MKs Uri Ariel, Ofir Akunis and Michael Ben Ari, as
well as Attorney Hila Cohen of the Legal Forum for the Land of
Israel, that the policy usually adopted in cases such as these is
a "minimalist" one – meaning, apparently, that the State Attorney´s
Office usually prefers not to press charges for incitement.
In addition, the SAO said, Nir´s expression of reservations about his
own statements two weeks after the original publication had some
weight in the court´s decision.
The SAO did say that it would be sending a copy of the decision to
the Ben Gurion University, where Nir teaches chemistry, in order to
have it consider disciplinary steps against him.
After last year´s Flagdance, Nir had written on his Facebook page, "I
call on the world to come and help break these scoundrels´ necks. He
described nationalist flag-bearing marchers on Jerusalem Day
as "gangs of bandits swarming in our country.”
The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel stated that it would not
accept the decision which they called "strange," and said that it
would appeal the decision.
"The law enforcement system cannot remain silent in the face of such
clear incitement to murder," said Forum director Nachi Eyal.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/31/12)
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