MK seeks answers into state closure of Zoabi flotilla case

September 3, 2012 18:34


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The High Court of Justice on Monday heard a petition demanding that the state reveal its reasons for having closed its case against Balad MK Haneen Zoabi and Sheikh Raed Saleh, a leader in the Islamic Movement in Israel for their involvement in the May 2010 flotilla. 

The petition also demanded that the state reveal the evidence in its possession against Zoabi and Salah.

National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari, activist Itamar Ben-Gvir and the Movement for Our Land of Israel filed the petition, angry that the state had closed the case and seeking ways to reopen the case by pointing out defects in the state’s decision.

Motions and petitions to question the state’s decision to close a case are unusual, and in the rare instance that they happen, they are often from the accused who tries to get the state to eliminate his criminal record or to close the case for reasons which look worse on a criminal record.

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