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It took twice human rights group Honenu's appeal to get the court to Shadi Abdel Hai [شادي عبد الحي], a resident of Tira [الطـّيرة], شادي عبد الحي

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Violence on the roads: Only after two appeals by the Honenu organization was an indictment filed against the attackers

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In the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court, an indictment was filed against 44-year-old Shadi Abdel Hai [شادي عبد الحي], a resident of Tira [الطـّيرة], who, together with others, attacked a Jewish driver on the road in March 2022, after he was warned about his driving. The indictment was filed after the Honenu organization, through attorney Haim Bleicher, twice appealed to the appeals department at the State Attorney's Office against the closing of the case, only after the appeals was it recently decided to file an indictment against one of the attackers.

According to the indictment, filed through the Tel Aviv Prosecution Unit, the Jews' car was stuck in a traffic jam on the road in Petach Tikva when Shadi tried to enter the Jew's lane by force, causing him to deviate from his lane to avoid an accident. When the Jew told Shadi about his actions, Shadi stopped his car in the middle of the road, got out of it with his friends and together with them began to kick the Jew's car and damage it. The Jew managed to escape from the scene, but Shadi and his friends chased him in their car, caught up with him and attacked him with their fists while trying to open the car door and get him out. At one point the Jew managed to escape from the scene while Shadi and his friends threw glass bottles at his car.

The indictment attributes to Shadi the offense of malicious damage to property together and simple assault together.

In the appeals filed by Attorney Bleicher against the closing of the case, Bleicher stated that: "The conduct of the police in the case has the effect of giving impetus to further acts of violence by those groups of Islamic terrorists, who take advantage of every opportunity to carry out their acts of violence against Jews, the impression must be urgently corrected created," Bleicher wrote.

Attorney Bleicher said after the indictment was filed: "The citizens of Israel live under severe Islamic violence on all fronts. In the last year and a half, many incidents of violence against Jewish drivers throughout the country come to our attention. There is an urgent need for full prosecution of those attackers, as this violence has become a scourge and threatens the security of every Israeli citizen," said Bleicher.

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