This case demonstrates that under Israeli law, the onus on the prosecution is to prove guilt rather than disprove innocence - which is how it should be in a democracy. If this man had not been an Arab but a Jewish factional leader, the case would probably never have reached the court in any case. I expect the police would have closede the file for "lack of public interest." After all, how many hundreds of right-wingers have spat in the faces of soldiers or policement and the state never lifted a finger against them?
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