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“Wedding of Hate” defendants exonerated


Honenu Attorney Moshe Poleski; Photo credit: Honenu


Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 11:43 The Jerusalem Juvenile Court exonerated the five minors charged in the “Wedding of Hate” case from the crimes of incitement to terror and violence. Honenu Attorney Moshe Poleski, who represented two of the minors, welcomed the decision: “We are pleased that the court accepted our central claims, that there had been no incitement and that the Attorney General’s office selectively enforced the law. Why did the prosecution choose to have these defendants in particular stand trial? At the end of the day, our main defense was that hilltop youth were being tried in a case based on political issues, and the court accepted our claims.”

At a December 2015 wedding, participants were seen waving weapons and photographs of the infant who died in the July 2015 arson incident in Kfar Duma. The wedding became known as the “Wedding of Hate”. See here and here for two instances of central evidence lost by the police in the “Wedding of Hate” case, and here for a false detention in the case, for which the detainee received compensation.

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