Activist Ben-Gvir acquitted of supporting terror groups

March 13, 2012 13:00

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ruled on Tuesday to acquit right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir of charges of providing support to two designated terror groups, Kach and Kahane Chai.

Ben Gvir was indicted in 2006, and charged with running activities on behalf of the groups from a rental apartment on Jerusalem's Agripas Street. Allegedly, he had kept extensive materials relating to the terror groups, including CDs, labels, posters and leaflets, in the apartment.

Judge Alexander Ron said the trial had been plagued with evidentiary shortcomings and that "despite the severity of the charges attributed to the defendant, the prosecution [had] not established an evidentiary basis, as it is obliged to do."

The court therefore ruled to acquit, he said.

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