Police Arrest Far-Left Activist At Airport As He Tries To Flee Israel

Far-left activist Ezra Nawi was arrested by police at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday as he was attempting to leave the country, just days after he was featured in an investigative TV show boasting on a hidden camera about how he helps Palestinian security forces find Palestinians who sell land to Jews.

Nawi will be investigated by the special investigative unit of the Judea and Samaria police on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime.

In the segment on Channel 2’s “Uvda” program on Thursday night, Nawi is shown bragging about how the land owners are taken into custody by the Palestinian Authority’s Preventative Security Service and then tortured and later killed.

“Straight away I give their pictures and phone numbers to the Preventive Security Force,” Nawi is heard saying in reference to the Palestinian Authority’s counterintelligence arm. “The Palestinian Authority catches them and kills them. But before it kills them, they get beat up a lot.”

The footage was obtained by the Ad Kan organization, which employed a group of Israelis who posed as far-left activists in order to infiltrate Israeli human rights NGOs working in the West Bank.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    פעיל שמאל קיצוני ששמו עלה לאחרונה לכותרות בעקבות תחקיר התכנית ”עובדה”, נעצר הערב (שני) בנמל התעופה בן גוריון.

    הוא ניסה ככל הנראה לברוח מהארץ. מהמשטרה נמסר כי הפעיל נעצר בחשד לקשירת קשר לביצוע פשע.

    בעקבות התחקיר הוגשו למשטרה תלונות נגד האישים שכיכבו בו, והן שהובילו ככל הנראה למעצר הערב.

    שר הביטחון משה (בוגי) יעלון התייחס לתיעוד בתכנית עובדה ואמר “תחקיר עובדה לא חידש לי דבר. לאורך השנים נתקלתי בפעילי שמאל רדיקליים, פעילי ‘זכויות אדם’, שעיקר פעילותם הוא השחרת פניה של מדינת ישראל וצה”ל.

    באצטלה של דאגה לזכויות אדם, חלקם עוסק בהסתה נגד מדינת ישראל וכפי שמתברר – גם בסיכון חייהם של מוכרי קרקעות פלסטיניים על ידי חשיפתם לרשות הפלסטינית, הכולאת אותם ואף מוציאה אותם להורג. הכול כשר מבחינתם כדי לפגוע בישראל מתוך שנאה”.

  2. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    פעיל השמאל הקיצוני שנעצר אמש (שני) בנמל התעופה בן גוריון, חשוד במגע עם סוכן זר וקשירת קשר לביצוע פשע.

    הפעיל ששמו עלה לאחרונה לכותרות בעקבות תחקיר התכנית ”עובדה”. בשל היותו חשוד בעבירות ביטחון, נשללה ממנו הזכות להיפגש עם עורך דין במשך חמישה ימים.

    בעקבות התחקיר הוגשו למשטרה תלונות נגד האישים שכיכבו בו, והן שהובילו ככל הנראה למעצר אמש בעת שניסה לצאת מהארץ.

  3. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    The attorney of the left-wing activist arrested Monday evening at Ben-Gurion International Airport claimed to Channel 2 on Tuesday that he was not attempting to flee the country.

    Police had been trailing the man after his name came up in the “Uvda” investigative TV report last Thursday showing how a group of radical leftists get Palestinians in Judea and Samaria tortured and killed for trying to sell land to Jews.

    At first they assumed he was headed to the airport to pick up someone who might be arriving, but when they realized he was heading toward flight check-in lines, police detained him.

    Police said the activist was arrested on suspicion of having ties with committing a crime as well as contact with a foreign agent. He will be brought for a remand hearing Tuesday.

    Because he is accused of security-related crimes, he has been denied the right to see his lawyer for a period of five days.

    While it appears the unnamed activist was trying to flee Israel, his attorney Leah Tzemel attributes the move to the death threats he had recently begun receiving.

    “People began publishing his address on various right-wing sites and his friends abroad told him to come to them,” she alleged. “He thought since there was no arrest warrant preventing him from leaving the country and that he had not been summoned for an investigation – it was a good opportunity to take this vacation.”

    “The whole story has really hurt him, so he decided to go,” Tzemel added. “This is not an escape attempt. He took into account that this could happen, but he has the full right to [leave the country].”

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