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  7/9/2013, Av 2, 5773

Itamar Ben-Gvir to Question Shai Nitzan

Land of Israel activist-turned-attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir is scheduled to question, Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Shai Nitzan, whose actions have been viewed as hostile to Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria (Shomron).

Ben-Gvir is representing Elchanan Groner of the Samarian Jewish community of Yitzhar, who is accused of  threats, insulting a public official and trespassing. The charges stem from an incident in which Groner - protesting administrative deportation orders against himself and other activists - allegedly came to Nitzan's house, knocked on the door, and called out that Nitzan should be ashamed of himself. Nitzan is the prosecution's central witness and will be cross-examined by Ben-Gvir.