T. Belman. How does Yaalon know that its “Jewish Terrorism” or how does he know who did it, if he doesn’t have enough evidence to indict. If there is not enough evidence to indict, there is not enough evidence to call it Jewish terrorism. His sole remark should be, “We don’t know who did it.”
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ‘ashamed’ of Duma attack for being ‘Jewish terrorism.’
By Ido Ben Porat, JPOST
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon addressed the investigation of the Duma arson attack Tuesday, admitting that the State does not have enough evidence against the defendants to keep them detained or prosecute them.
“This is clearly a Jewish terror attack and I am ashamed of it,” Ya’alon said to Army Radio. “We know who the members of the group who carried out the attack are, but there is not enough evidence against them.”
The revelation follows a similar admission from Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) two weeks ago that there is no evidence to try the suspects.
On Monday, the Attorney General’s Office admitted to the Knesset’s Law and Justice Committee for the first time that it approved unusual punishments against the suspects, including taking more than 48 hours to bring the prisoners before a judge and extending their sentences without the prisoners being present.
The AGO did not publicly admit to allegations from the Honenu legal rights organization that the suspects have also been refused basic religious rights such as lighting Hanukkah candles, been banned from seeing their lawyers or family, and several have been denied medical treatment after being beaten during arrest.