PLO flag waved at Supreme Court Building entrance


PLO flag outside Supreme Court; Photo credit: Honenu Atty. Adi Keidar

Monday, May 9, 2022, 18:44 On Monday, May 9, Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar arrived at the Supreme Court Building for a High Court of Justice hearing and to his surprise noticed several Arabs and left-wing activists demonstrating with a PLO flag at the entrance. The activists waved the flag for a long time at the site. They were neither detained at the site nor taken into custody.

Keidar described the scene: "I was on my way to a hearing for the appeal on the administrative detention of my client. As I was wondering how it could be that during a time of such violence against Jews, so many administrative detention orders have been served to Jews, I received the answer at the entrance to the Supreme Court Building. I noticed people standing with a PLO flag, and no one said a word. It seems that the government, some of whose members stand behind this same flag, has taken its own life and has abandoned the security of its citizens."

According to the law, waving a PLO flag within the borders of the State of Israel, the regions of Yehuda, Shomron, and the Gaza Strip is forbidden. At the time of the Oslo Accords, the police stopped enforcing the prohibition, and flags of terror organizations were flown in many areas. However, at protests, such as those in East Jerusalem, the police customarily do enforce the prohibition, because waving PLO flags would disrupt the public peace. This time, at the entrance to the Supreme Court Building in Jerusalem, the flag was not confiscated. Note that over the past few weeks, politicians have responded furiously to the flags of terror organizations flown on the Temple Mount during the month of Ramadan.

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