Police Arrest Leaders of Civil Disobedience Campaign

One day before opening a nationwide civil disobedience campaign against the expulsion plan, leaders of a group called “The National Home” were arrested by Jerusalem police.

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Police detectives raided the movement’s offices, shared with the “Jewish Leadership” faction of the Likud, in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem, finding material explaining the movement’s opposition to the government’s plan to expel 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza and northern Samaria.

Detectives seized the material which included pamphlets, stickers, and signs notifying drivers about upcoming traffic stoppages. One such notice read, “This intersection will soon be blocked”.

The three leaders of the movement have been arrested for 24 hours for holding the confiscated material. Tomorrow they will be brought before a judge who will determine whether to extend their arrest. Two of the arrested leaders are Ariel Gruner and Shai Malka.

Ariel told INN that the group’s leaders have been accused of endangering the security of the State, putting them in the same category as Mordechai Vanunu, who released Israel’s atomic secrets to the world press.

Police detectives tried thwarting planned traffic stoppages on Monday by calling up activists whose names were found in the group’s offices, and telling them that the stoppages would actually take place on Sunday. Ariel told INN that the traffic stoppages will take place Monday, as planned.