Lawyer from Shfaram must be good – posted public posts praising Hamas . . .
. . . and then when arrested and the judge extends his remand, he successfully petitions the judge that his name be withheld from publication because . . . get this: because it may “unjustifiably” ruin his good reputation and because he has Jewish clients. This was reported in ynet in Hebrew. I have not yet seen a report in the English press.
In a video of his arrest, his face was pixelated but some people may recognize him in any case.
Furthermore, the article says he is 52 years old and a well-known lawyer from Shfaram with an office in Haifa. I can imagine that his Jewish clients will be looking closely at those arms to see if they match those of their 50-something lawyer from Shfaram. Unless they happen to agree with him — that we Jews deserve the slaughter, torture, and abductions — they would be firing him toute de suite!
All Jewish clients of male lawyers from Shfaram with an office in Haifa must be calling their lawyer’s offices to make sure he is at work because then he is surely not the Jew hating lawyer in custody.
By remaining unnamed, this lawyer, together with the judge who allowed his petition, are putting a shadow over all lawyers in Shfaram. Those who support the nation and deplore Hamas must be working overtime now to protect their own reputations.
One can only hope that the prosecution will be successful in reversing this name suppression decree.
What did this so-far-unnamed lawyer post publicly on social media without hiding his identity?
According to the ynet article, he wrote in Arabic, calling for the “extermination of the Israeli occupation.” And:
After the Islamic resistance broke and shattered the arrogance and condescension of the Israelis, they got such a blow that will obliterate all the blows that the Arab Umma [People] have suffered under Israeli occupation.
As well as:
The time has come for the Islamic resistance against Israel that is trying to subdue and control Gaza and wipe out the resistance movement.
He also repeated the Hamas threat to live-stream the murder of the hostages.
In his defence, his lawyer argued that these posts do not represent all of this “upstanding” man’s opinions and that he offered an interpretation of events like so many others who publish their interpretations.
If he keeps his name suppressed, and if he gets off with an unjustifiably insufficient sentence, then his lawyer is one you might want to hire if you are ever charged with a crime.