Jewish Youths Unfairly Targeted for 'Equality'?

Lawyer: district attorney floods court with indictments of Jews to balance Arab terror, despite 'no equality in seriousness or evidence.'

Yedidya Ben-Or ,

Itamar Ben-Gvir
Itamar Ben-Gvir
Miriam Alster/Flash 90

An indictment will be submitted to the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Monday afternoon against a female Jewish minor, who is accused of spraying tear gas at an Arab truck driver during a protest in the capital city last week.

The incident allegedly took place at IDF Square, located just north of the Old City's Yafo Gate and very near the municipality building.

The Jerusalem district attorney's office has requested the arrest of the minor, although the court has ordered her release, and likewise a petition against her release was overturned; the youth is currently under house arrest.

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who represents the minor, condemned the district attorney over the submission of the indictment in addition to a request to extend her house arrest.

"It appears that the attorney's office is trying to equalize the number of indictments submitted against Arabs by flooding the court with indictments of a similar nature against Jews," argued the attorney.

"The attorney's office knows that no comparison can be made either between the seriousness of the incidents, or the existing evidence."

Detailing the case, Ben-Gvir said, "there's a problem with the evidence against the minor and there is no essential testimony, beyond the fact that the case of my client does not justify the involvement of the district attorney."

"It's a shame that they're trying to present an equality in enforcement when there is no equality, not in terms of the measure or the seriousness of the incidents," he concluded.

Ben-Gvir's arguments follow a protest he took part in last Thursday night, in which police used force to prevent a counter-terror march to the Kotel (Western Wall). Five activists were arrested and two lightly wounded by police violence, according to their claims.

Despite police claims that several of the arrested had thrown rocks, all five were summarily released the following morning, apparently indicating a lack of any credible case against them.