Lod terrorist released with electronic anklet

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Sunday, May 29, 2022, 11:32 Supreme Court Justice Ofer Grosskopf released Eid Hasuna from remand to house arrest with an electronic anklet, even though he was indicted for shooting at a group of Jews in Lod (see video clip below) and injuring one of them during the Arab riots of May 2021. In his decision, Justice Grosskpf overturned the decision of the Lod District Court to leave Hasuna in remand.

The injured victim objected to the decision: “The judicial system is preventing us from defeating terror. It is illogical for a terrorist who indiscriminately shot at Jews to be released to house arrest. This terrorist shot at me and injured me, and he intended to do worse to me. To this day I bear the consequences of the injury. It is unfortunate that the court is acting contrary to the normal logic that any normative individual in Israel uses. I would expect the terrorist to remain in remand until the end of proceedings against him and then to be given the maximum penalty, so that others ‘will see and fear’.”

Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher leveled harsh criticism at Justice Grosskopf: “The decision by the Supreme Court to accept the appeal by the terrorist and to release him with an electronic anklet despite the decision by the Lod District Court severely damages the security of Israeli citizens and the deterrence factor against terror, and incidentally severely damages the trust of Israeli citizens in the courts that time after time expose them to the great danger posed by terrorists.”

According to the indictment, Eid Hasuna and a member of his family shot at Jews in Lod during the May 2021 Arab riots. They went out armed to a street in Lod, rioted at the site, and when Jews approached, shot dozens of bullets at them. The shooting was nationalistically motivated and intended to injure Jewish residents of Lod. One of the Jews suffered a leg injury from the shooting. He required medical treatment and was evacuated to the hospital. In the meantime, Eid Hasuna and his relative fled the scene and hid their pistols.

Eid Hasuna was indicted for aggravated assault in an act of terror, illegal possession of a weapon and ammunition, and disrupting legal proceedings. The Lod District Court ordered him held in remand until the end of proceedings against him. As stated above, Supreme Court Justice Grosskopf overturned the decision.

The shooting; Video credit: Amar Assadi on Telegram

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