Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prosecution witness threatened in IDF case

The commanding officer of IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, who testified for the government in Azaria's court-martial, has received threats. Details here. Excerpt:
Now Azaria’s commanding officer has become the victim of cyber-threats and phone harassment after testifying against him last Thursday, leading to the arrest of an Israeli man accused of incitement to violence and witness harassment.
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A resident of Samaria was arrested on Sunday by the Judea and Samaria district police after posting a status on his public Facebook account with a photo of Maj. [Tom] Naaman along with his family’s phone number.
“This is Tom Naaman. Elor Azaria’s treacherous CO who lied in court this morning. If he was my CO, he wouldn’t be able to walk on his legs ever again for such treason. He is a stinking traitor and must be shunned,” the suspect wrote. 
Naaman’s family has since received dozens of threatening phone calls. 
According to the police, the suspect was arrested for charges of incitement to violence, witness harassment, and insulting a public official.

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