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Justice for Amiram!

For background information about the Kfar Duma case and insights from experts about the legality - or rather illegality - of torture, Honenu has gathered – click here – various articles and short videos. For more information about Honenu's representation of detainees in the case, click here.

Amiram Ben Uliel; Photo credit: Free use

Based solely on his confessions extracted by the GSS after interrogations under extreme duress, a euphemism for torture, Amiram Ben Uliel was sentenced to three life sentences plus 17 years' imprisonment following his conviction in the Kfar Duma arson case.


Ben Uliel is being held under extremely harsh prison conditions in Eshel Prison in southern Israel. He is in a high-security wing, in isolation, without any contact with other prisoners. He is allowed to leave his cell for only two hours a day, alone, to an empty, closed-in prison yard. Contrary to other prisoners, he is prohibited from phoning either his family or his attorneys. His family is allowed to visit him once every two weeks for approximately half an hour, separated by a glass partition. Additionally, he is not allowed to go to the prison synagogue to pray with a minyan, and he is allowed to keep only five holy books in his cell.


See below articles covering Honenu's representation of Amiram Ben Uliel. For the purpose of prayers, the name is Amiram ben Nurit.

Amiram Ben Uliel; Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

January 6, 2023: Prof. Aumann to Supreme Court President: Reconsider the Ben Uliel case

December 20, 2022: Ben Uliel sues GSS for 5 million NIS

October 27, 2022: En banc Supreme Court hearing requested for Ben Uliel

September 24, 2022: Ben Uliel will pray alone in his cell on Rosh HaShana

September 22, 2022: Honenu to Chief Rabbis: Help Ben Uliel pray with a minyan

September 11, 2022: Honenu: Allow Ben Uliel his religious rights on the High Holidays

September 1, 2022: Attorney Feldman: Supreme Court ruling authorizes confession by torture

September 1, 2022: Supreme Court rejects Ben Uliel appeal

August 31, 2022: Tomorrow: Supreme Court decision on Ben Uliel appeal

August 18, 2022: Against regulations, Ben Uliel not allowed to hug his daughter at visit

July 4, 2022: "Welcome to your GSS interrogation" – A detainee breaks his silence

March 31, 2022: Ben Uliel still held under severe conditions

March 8, 2022: Rabbinical establishment demands fair trial for Ben Uliel

March 7, 2022: First Supreme Court hearing held on Ben Uliel's appeal

March 7, 2022: Protest for Ben Uliel: "Torture Leads To Lies!"

March 6, 2022: Six house-torchings in one year: What actually happened in Kfar Duma?

March 6, 2022: The car that was or wasn't

March 6, 2022: The reenactment – Where is the missing recording?

Screenshot, Malchut Ben Uliel; Courtesy of the family

March 6, 2022: The cement pillars that Ben Uliel did not remember

March 6, 2022: The matter of "concealed information"

March 6, 2022: The black car, selective validation of testimony

March 6, 2022: The GSS admitted that the Kfar Duma murder has not been completely solved

March 6, 2022: Ben Uliel's daughter: "It's very hard for me. Please come to the protest."

March 1, 2022: Duma case: New video demonstrates GSS torture method

August 17, 2021: Supreme Court ordered DA’s office to present confidential material

July 27, 2021: Honenu – Podcast listings

July 27, 2021: Episode 4 of Honenu’s podcast: Duma case, Part 4

July 7, 2021: Episode 3 of Honenu’s podcast: Duma case, Part 3

June 30, 2021: Episode 2 of Honenu’s podcast: Duma case, Part 2

June 27, 2021: Ben Uliel’s attorneys request investigative material – Appeals stage

June 22, 2021: Honenu launches podcast

March 15, 2021: Ben Uliel’s attorneys request gag order cancellation

March 11, 2021: Gag order on appeal by Ben Uliel

March 8, 2021: Ben Uliel’s attorneys request investigative material

October 29, 2020: Defense team being formed for Ben Uliel’s appeal

September 27, 2020: Will Ben Uliel pray in a minyan on Yom Kippur?

September 17, 2020: Rabbi Levanon: Ben Uliel not guilty

September 14, 2020: Rabbis support campaign to fund Ben Uliel’s Supreme Court appeal

September 7, 2020: Ben Uliel’s conviction left standing

September 7, 2020: Orian Ben Uliel sent letter to Central District Court

August 6, 2020: New evidence in Kfar Duma case

June 9, 2020: Joint List members cause disturbance at Duma trial

May 18, 2020: “You have imprisoned an innocent man!”

May 17, 2020: Verdict to be handed down for Ben Uliel

May 12, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 4

May 3, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 3

April 23, 2020: Verdict postponed in Kfar Duma case

April 23, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 2

April 16, 2020: “Exposing the Duma Blood Libel” – Part 1

March 19, 2020: Ben Uliel not allowed contact with family

March 3, 2020: Many irregularities in Kfar Duma case

February 29, 2020: Bill of indictment contradicts eye witnesses

February 27, 2020: Court canceled Ben Uliel’s petition

February 25, 2020: Ben Uliel to be transferred to Eshel Prison

August 11, 2019: Kfar Duma case: DA’s office rejects District Court’s opinion

July 24, 2019: Expert opinion: Kfar Duma graffiti not by Ben Uliel

June 26, 2019: Kfar Duma trial, defense phase

May 16, 2019: Kfar Duma resident speaks to PI

April 6, 2019: Duma case survey: GSS version not reliable

December 21, 2018: Former GSS Deputy Director on false confessions

December 12, 2018: Kfar Duma trial: Evidence from scene incompatible with confessions

December 9, 2018: GSS agent to testify in Kfar Duma trial

December 3, 2018: “Duma Blood Libel” Facebook page administrators to distribute booklet

November 16, 2018: Kfar Duma trial: Ben Uliel’s alibi not investigated

October 28, 2018: Call to reexamine Kfar Duma case

October 14, 2018: Kfar Duma trial to be held in open courtroom

September 6, 2018: GSS testimonies in Kfar Duma trial to remain under immunity

September 6, 2018: Will GSS agents’ testimonies of torture be revealed?

September 5, 2018: The Kfar Duma trial continues

July 15, 2018: Honenu director Meidad: “Release Ben Uliel!”

June 23, 2018: Kfar Duma trial: confessions invalidated, deliberation on Sunday – POSTPONED

June 22, 2018: Kfar Duma trial: confessions invalidated, deliberation on Sunday

June 19, 2018: Verdict in Kfar Duma case read at Lod District Court

June 14, 2018: Kfar Duma case: Protest opposite Justice Minister’s residence

June 11, 2018: Severe criticism by Rabbi Druckman of Kfar Duma trial

June 7, 2018: Demonstration of Kfar Duma interrogation torture methods

June 6, 2018: Kfar Duma case torture methods revealed by GSS interrogators

June 5, 2018: Rabbis demand investigation of Kfar Duma case torture

November 2, 2016: “Cover up”: Documents in the Kfar Duma case disappeared

January 4, 2016: Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem: “Check claims of torture”

January 3, 2016: Honenu demands: Lift the gag order!

December 23, 2015: Honenu Attorney to Knesset Minister: “No justification for sadistic torture in this case”

December 20, 2015: Revealed during deliberation: One of the detainees attempted suicide

December 17, 2015: Honenu press conference: Interrogators applied severe methods of torture

December 8, 2015: Detainees not allowed to lay tefilin, light Hanukkah candles

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