Three Far-right Activists Questioned Over Graffiti in Front of Supreme Court President's Home

Police say the three, including prominent anti-asylum seeker activist Sheffi Paz, spray-painted graffiti saying 'Thank you burying the Law of Return, Esther Hayut buried Zionism'

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Graffiti sprayed in front of the home of Supreme Court President Esther Hayut which says "Thank you for burying the Law of Return, Esther Hayut buried Zionism," Tel Aviv, July 9, 2020
Graffiti sprayed in front of the home of Supreme Court President Esther Hayut which says "Thank you for burying the Law of Return, Esther Hayut buried Zionism," Tel Aviv, July 9, 2020Credit: Bar Peleg
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Three far-rights activists were detained for questioning on Thursday night for allegedly spraying graffiti in front of the home Supreme Court President Esther Hayut.

The three, which include prominent far-right activist Sheffi Paz, belong to the South Tel Aviv Liberation Front, a group advocating for deportation of asylum seekers.

Accoring to the Israel Police, the three sprayed graffiti on the fence of a construction site across from Hayut's residence saying "Thank you for burying the Law of Return, Esther Hayut buried Zionism," signing it at the bottom with "S. TLV."

The Law of Return gives Diaspora Jews and their non-Jewish family members the right to immigrate to Israel.

South Tel Aviv Liberation Front activists periodically demostrate in front of Hayut's home along with members of Im Tirtzu, a right-wing NGO. Last month, Supreme Court Justice Uzi Fogelman filed a police complaint over stickers saying "Jewish blood is forfeit" that were put up next to his house by Paz.

In February, Paz was indicted with two other activists for vandalizing the embassy of the European Union in Israel in late 2019. The three were filmed spray painting slogans in the lobby of the building saying “EU get out,” and “German money kill Jews [sic].”

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