The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the one year prison sentence handed down to
four Nahariya police officers convicted of placing bombs in the car and home of
underworld kingpin Michael Mor.
The officers – Yaniv Ashur, Yossi Levi,
Rami Musa and Eldad Hadad – said the sentence was unjust and that they had had
acted in self-defense, after their superiors had ignored pleas for help in the
face of a campaign of intimidation by Mor against the officers, which included
the throwing of a grenade and planting of explosives.
But a panel of
three justices – Salim Jubran, Yoram Danzinger and Yitzhak Amit – ruled that the
officers “coarsely trampled the law,” and that their actions “cannot be accepted
in a law abiding, democratic country.”