Dropped: A Crime in Homesh

The Petah Tikvah Magistrate Court this week ordered the annulment of criminal indictments for transgressing the Disengagement Act of 2005, against Rabbi Elishama Cohen, Rosh Yeshiva of the Homesh Yeshiva, the yeshiva rabbis, and several students following a request from the Samaria prosecution in Ariel. The request to drop the indictments followed Knesset legislation that repealed the Act about a month ago.

Samaria Council head Yossi Dagan said: “There is nothing more moral than transgressing the racist law that discriminates and prohibits Jews from being in any area of the Land of Israel. The filing of the indictments was a crime on top of a crime, and I welcome the decision to drop them.”

While this is an important step in the right direction, the fate of the evacuated Homesh community, and others, remains unclear.

With Disengagement Law Annulled, State Drops Indictments Against Israelis Who Visited Homesh, by David Israel/Jewish Press, April 19, 2023


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