Jewish Press, “The Anarchist Hiding From Israeli Courts”

Jonathan Pollak, a senior leader of the Anarchists Against the Wall organization, has been absent from hearings related to a complaint filed against him by the Ad Kan organization. In addition, Pollak published an article in the Haaretz newspaper stating that he recognizes the judicial process, but he still “chooses not to appear.” The judge in the hearing filed a warrant to compel his attendance.

Every Friday, Anarchists Against the Wall engage in violent protests against the IDF soldiers and security forces. So far Pollak has failed to attend any of the hearings in a complaint filed against him and other activists by Ad Kan. In addition, Pollak refused to be served with the documents related to the proceedings against him.

Even more audaciously, on the morning of the most recent hearing, Pollak published an op-ed in the Haaretz newspaper under the headline “I will not go.” In the article, he explained that he recognized the legal proceedings against him, yet stated “Despite the serious consequences that arise from failure to attend, I have no intention of showing up.” At the end of the article, Pollak explained how he violates the law and stated his intention to continue doing so. “Just as right now, in violation of the law, we are trying to block bulldozers that are building new settlements… So too, we must stop cooperating with the Israeli apartheid… I will not go.”

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