The next time you hear our MSM or the anti-War crowd, or the Democrats complaining about the way the Right Wing Israelis treat the poor, misunderstood, peace-loving Pseudostinians (there never existing any people such as Palestinians) remember, if you can, the case of Tzvia Sariel. And who is Tzvia Sariel?
Tzvia Sariel is an eighteen-year-old woman who is presently locked behind the walls of the maximum security prison in Neve Terza in Ramle. She has been there, at times in Solitary Confinement, since December 2007. The appalling crime for which she has been held for three months? Refusing to cooperate with the police. The police arrested her at a protest in Elon Moreh, after the army and police forced the Jewish inhabitants to allow Arabs to pick olives in the Jewish community. From Our Jerusalem.com (emphasis mine):
Tzvia and a few of her friends tried to stop the Arabs, and the girls were immediately arrested. None of the Arabs were injured. Tzvia, disenchanted with the lack of civil rights to Jews who live in Judea and Samaria, refused to identify herself. Still, she was forced to give her fingerprints. Then, she was thrown into solitary confinement in a cell without heat in the middle of the winter. She was also denied full visitation rights and until recently, telephone rights. Authorities said she would stay in prison indefinitely. Despite all this, she still refuses to cooperate.
On Feb. 27, Tzvia was brought to court where witnesses failed to identify her as the girl accused of pushing three Arabs. Still, Kfar Saba Magistrate Navah Bechor sent Tzvia back to jail until the next hearing on March 5. The treatment of Zviya[sic] is not exceptional. Since 2005, when the Israeli government planned the expulsion of the nearly 10,000 Jews from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria, authorities drafted regulations that reserved special penalties for Jewish protesters. More than 700 indictments, many of them involving minors, were issued against those who protested the government destruction of Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
This is what comes of giving over the reins of government to Socialists/Leftists. Special Laws to deal with those who disagree with your policies. Harsh treatment of even minors to show the masses who is in charge. The abandonment of all principles of your religious upbringing or background, and the submission of your own nation's sovereignty for the sake of World plaudits.
Tzvia Sariel sits in a prison cell because she dared to protest the Israeli government's policies of accommodation to the Arabs. And she is treated like a dangerous criminal for not being a good little Israeli girl and kow-towing to the Israeli authorities.
This is Leftism at work, Folks. This is what Israel has come to. Don't forget it.
Batya blogs on this, in "Arrest Them!" where she asks, regarding a photo of Arab Members of the Israeli Knesset throwing rocks at Jews, "How can they be free, when a young girl is jailed for nothing!?! "
See Jewish Civilian Faces Arrest After Shooting at Lynch Mob for more evidence of the Israeli government's weakness in dealing with Arab violence.