Passover Seder outside Eshel Prison for Amiram Ben Uliel
Updated: Apr 4
Since the July 2015 arson attack on the Dawabshe family’s house in Kfar Duma, Honenu has assisted many Jews accused of involvement with the crime. For a selection of posts describing Honenu Attorneys’ representation of Amiram Ben Uliel, click here, and for a selection of posts about other defendants and GSS interrogees, click here. To familiarize our readers with the case, Honenu has gathered – click here – various articles and short videos on the subject.
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 20:07 Based solely on his confessions extracted by the GSS following 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.
Several days ago, a campaign was launched petitioning the Prison Service to allow Amiram Ben Uliel out of solitary confinement in his cell to celebrate Passover with the rest of the prisoners. Dozens of rabbis signed the petition. Activists from "Justice for Amiram!" are planning to hold a Passover Seder outside of Eshel Prison in Be'er Sheva where he has been incarcerated under near solitary conditions for more than seven years.
Activists have distributed fliers under the banner "Justice for Amiram!" declaring, "Amiram's in prison? So am I. Extracting confessions by torture is by Mafia style, not by fair trial!” The activists cited increasing interest by individuals and families in joining the Seder outside of the prison.
In a post on his Facebook page, Elon Moreh resident Tzvika Dror described why he decided to participate in the Seder: "We all want to forget the ugly fact that here, in the State of Israel, an unfortunate Jew is being cruelly abused. I cannot stand the situation any longer, and therefore I plan to hold the upcoming Seder in the desert, outside of the walls of the prison in Be'er Sheva. As long as Amiram is imprisoned in solitary confinement without any of the basic rights that even the most contemptible terrorists receive, then I am not yet dror (free), and certainly, freedom is light-years away from me. You are all invited to join me," wrote Dror, who offered a fitting reference to the meaning of his own name dror/freedom, which was in stark contrast to the travesty of injustice.