Ruling: 'Price tag' acts akin to terror
Aviel Magnezi
Published: 05.12.12, 20:17
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1. Loony Israeli court equates vandalism to mass murder.
Chaim ,   Israel   (12.05.12)
I can't say I'm surprised by this latest loony ruling from Israel's Meretz Court. Essentially it equates (mostly juvenile) vandalism to mass murder.
2. Well done! It's about time..!
Cohen,Israel   (12.05.12)
3. ICC does it, or Israeli Courts do it, your choice
Steven Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (12.06.12)
4. revenge against Arabs for their government's deeds? ODD!
observer ,   Egypt   (12.06.12)
5. To No. 1
Bertram ,   London, UK   (12.06.12)
If I hit you with my fist rather than stab you with a knife does not make it any less an assault, even though it may have less serious consequences. Terror is the use of violence or intimidation in pursuit of a political end. If an action is mere vandalism then it is entirely apolitical in character. Clearly 'price tag' actions are political in intent otherwise they would not be termed 'price tag'. Accordingly, this is a sensible court decision.
6. Question
Will the police and courts treat all grafitti artists like terrorists? Or only Jews?
7. Bravo!
Aaron ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.06.12)
About time these people are punished!
8. revenge against Arabs for own Israel's deeds
observer ,   Egypt   (12.06.12)
settlers' revenge, price tag for what, for being self ignorant about Torah?
9. Yes, it is.
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.06.12)
The 'price tag' activists attack Arabs, mosques, property owned by Arabs etc., for actions taken by the Israeli government. That is terrorism - politically motivated violence.
10. To: No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.06.12)
Actually, you are wrong. If you hit someone with your fist, you are guilty of assault. If you stab someone with a knife, you are guilty of -- at a minimum -- attempted murder. If your victim dies, you are guilty of murder. Prove it has a nationalist component (i.e., Arabs stabbing Jews at bus stations and checkpoints), and it's malice murder. There is a world of difference between damage to property and damage to people. You have REALLY got to stop expounding upon the law when it is abundantly clear that you know nothing about it. I mean, really -- equating simple assault with attempted murder? Surely you know better.
11. If these kids are going to be treated as terrorists...
Adam ,   Golan Israel   (12.06.12)
...on suspicion of vandalism, they may as well go all the way with terror equal to arab terror. The punishment is supposed to fit the crime, so the crime may as well fit the punishment.
12. nothing like price tag in the Torat
Yhua ,   universe   (12.06.12)
13. To: No. 12
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.06.12)
Really? How about the Biblical dictum of "an eye for an eye?" And it's Torah, dimwit.
14. #13 Sarah B
Shalom ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.07.12)
According to the Oral Torah, "an eye for an eye"is not a principle of revenge but a principle of compensation: if you destroy an eye you pay the victim the value of an eye. It is unwise of a Torah ignoramus to call anyone a dimwit, the epithet will rebound.
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