That the defendant is sold out by the defense and to the prosecution is no surprise for anyone used to American Style Justice. People that believe justice occurs other than by chance has not paid much attention to the real world. The prosecutors want convictions and do not care whether the suspect is 'guilty.' The defense attornies want to cut a deal and get on to billing the next client. The defendant is given a 'deal' with the assurances that if he does not accept the deal he will be given the maximum sentence and a cell mate known as Bubba. When the rocks start flying, and it is a protest by Arabs and not Haredim or Settlers, then folks should get the heck out of Dodge because any Arab before an Israeli court is essentially guilty until proven innocent by the absolute lack of any doubt.
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