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Police in Service to the Right Wing

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On Monday, undercover police officers waited for left-wing activist Jonathan Pollak at his workplace, Haaretz, and arrested him. His arrest resulted from a private criminal complaint submitted by the right-wing organization Ad Kan. Specifically, he was arrested because he didn’t show up for court hearings on his case. Since then, for the past two days, he has been in detention, because he refused to post bail of 500 shekels ($145).

Even though Pollak’s arrest stemmed from his refusal to attend court hearings, and while his continued detention effectively depends solely on him and his willingness to post bail, this arrest must be seen as a clear case of political persecution by the right-wing organization Ad Kan, in which the court and the police volunteered to serve as the group’s operational arm.

The private criminal complaint that Ad........

© Haaretz