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  9/4/2014, Elul 9, 5774

Weinstein: Arrest Hezbollah, Hamas Flag Flyers; PLO Flags OK


Israeli citizens who wave the flags or display other symbols associated with ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, or other terror organizations, will be subject to arrest and prosecution, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has decided. A report in Yisrael Hayom quoted a letter sent by Weinstein's aides to members of the Justice Ministry staff.

The letter says that, according to Weinstein's opinion, the state is on clear legal grounds to persecute such actions. “The Palestine Liberation Organization was declared a terror organization many years ago, and that designation has never been changed. Technically, flying the PLO flag is a crime, as that was legislated when the PLO was declared a terror group.