Perelman's Arrest Extended for Again for Six More Days
Perlman, who was a former informer for the General Security Service (Shabak), has been held for over a month without any charges being laid. Four other people have been arrested in the case and all similarily released without charges being laid.
Perlman's Wife Says Police Abused Him
Perlman is accused of killing Arabs in the 1990s. Just before his arrest, he released secret audio recordings of conversations with a man he says was an undercover Shabak agent trying to entrap him.
To view the interview in Hebrew click here.
Shabak to Request Perelman Detention for Another 8 Days
Perlman's lawyer said in response that he hopes the court will stop giving unlimited credit to the Shabak, "This investigation is stuck, it's time to release Perlman," he added.
Perlman has been held for over a month without any charges being laid.
Special AG Permission to Continue Detention of Perlman
The GSS will repotedly bring a special permit from the Attorney General approving the continuation of Perelman's detention for more than the 30 days allowed by law.
Court Slams Police, Says No Significant Evidence against Perlman
The Petach Tikvah Magistrates Court, generally considered the Shabak’s “home court,” rejected the security organization’s request to extend Perlman’s remand by eight more days. Justice Nachum Sternlicht allowed a remand of only two additional days, and expressed wonder as to why the actions that the police wish to carry out in the coming days have not been done until now.
Perlman, 31, was arrested nearly a month ago on charges of stabbing two Arabs to death in Jerusalem about a decade ago. The charges were later expanded to include two other Arab deaths in similar circumstances. The crimes were alleged to have been committed in response to two terrorist murders in Jerusalem.
Perlman has barely been permitted to meet with his Honenu-organization lawyer throughout his 25 days in prison. His wife and lawyer say he has been mistreated while in prison, but he has maintained his innocence throughout. It has been reported that he has also maintained his right to remain silent.
Judge Sternlicht said he does not see any significant evidence against Perlman. He added that though the suspicions against him are grave, it must be taken into account that throughout the long duration of his incarceration, barely any progress has been made in the case.
Two other people have been arrested, and released, in connection with the case. This, together with the recordings of
Friend of Haim Perlman Arrested
Friend of Perlman Released
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Court Rules "No Evidence" in Perlman Case
Before his arrest, Perlman released secret audio recordings to the media of an alleged undercover agent whom he says attempted to prod him into committing act of vengeance against Arabs. Perlman says the man was a plant trying to dig up dirt and convict him as a political extremist.
Court: Release Perelman to House Arrest
The Perlman case is the latest in a number of false arrests of nationalist activists by the General Security Serivce.
SO THE POOR MAN WAS TORTURED FOR A WHOLE MONTH FOR NOTHING. AND NOW HE IS BEING CONFINED TO HIS HOME - FOR WHAT, IF THERE IS NO EVIDENCE?
AND WHY ANOTHER TWO DAYS? WHAT DO THEY PLAN TO DO TO HIM DURING THESE NEXT TWO DAYS? ANOTHER TWO DAYS OF SEVERE TORTURE, SO HE CAN CONFESS TO CRIMES HE HAS NOT COMMITTED?
THIS IS A SERIOUS MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: IS THERE NO ACCOUNTABILITY IN THIS COUNTRY? WILL ANYBODY PROTEST THIS CRIMINAL POLICE AND COURT ACTIVITY?
Exclusive: 'The Shin Bet Won't Leave My Husband Alone'
Following the decision of Petah Tikva Magistrates Court Judge Nahum Sternlicht, this moment seems closer than ever, but Keren, a devoted wife, is trying not to celebrate too early. Together with faith and hope, she is trying to keep both feet on the ground.
"The Shin Bet [Israel's General Security Service] is the most powerful body in the country," says Keren Perlman. "During the court hearings, I saw cases where the very fact that the request to extend Chaim's detention came from the Shin Bet, was enough to make judges automatically acquiesce and prolong Chaim's detention, even though there was no material proof to support the decision. Judge Sternlicht is a worthy judge, but there aren't too many judges like him in Israeli courts, and I would not be surprised if the Shin Bet finds a judge who is more 'agreeable' who will extend Chaim's detention for a few more days."
When Keren speaks she sounds like a veteran jurist, but she says the situation in which her family finds itself is like a nightmare, from which she hopes to wake up quickly and return to routine life.
"I met Chaim in the Kahane Youth Movement," Keren says. "Chaim was a youth leader there and I was an activist. We participated in bus trips from Pardes Hana to Jerusalem to distribute leaflets... Our activities centered around demonstrations and educational campaigns aimed at convincing the public that the land of Israel is in danger."
Keren was 19 years old when she and Chaim decided to get married. "Chaim is the most amazing person I ever met. His sensitivity, his dedication, his innocence, were all things that drew me to him." After their marriage they moved to the town of Tapuach in the Shomron, then to Givat Washington near Ashdod. "Chaim's dream was to become a physical education teacher and to work with children. He loves children very much, and looked for a profession where he could work with them."
But that dream was shattered when the professional committee of the Ministry of Education refused to allow Chaim to be a teacher in Israel.
"It was very strange," Keren recalls, describing the committee's decision to reject Chaim due to what was defined as a criminal record. "We brought all kinds of recommendations from around the world, proof that the files against Chaim were of political demonstrations, or raising the flag of Israel on the Temple Mount." Despite the fact than an absolute majority of the committee members believed that they shouldn't rule out the possibility of Chaim being a teacher, there was one member of the committee who was decisively opposed to the nomination: "The ministry's security officer argued that due to Chaim's criminal record and the fact that he was put in prison for demonstrating against the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif, he must not be allowed to become a teacher."
"The next day the phone rang, and on the line was someone who introduced himself as a friend of Chaim's from the past. In retrospect, this conversation was the beginning of the roller coaster of our lives today."
This "friend" turned out to be a Shin Bet agent, who "played on Chaim's conscience and our difficult economic situation. He met with Chaim repeatedly and told him that for the sake of his new-born son, Yitzhar, going into first grade, he should cooperate. Chaim, in his innocence, agreed. The Shin Bet agents would talk to him about faith and and his economic situation, giving Chaim money. Chaim didn't share the details to me at the time, and he would come home each time saying that he made some money doing odd jobs in Ashkelon."
"After several meetings, the agents wanted to see some results from Chaim. They expected him to tell stories about what his friends were doing. Chaim didn't want to talk about others, so instead, he began to make up stories about himself. These weren't true, but the Shin Bet wanted to believe those made-up tales."
"At this point, when Chaim realized he had made a mistake, he let me in on what was going on and we turned together to Itamar Ben-Gvir and Noam Federman. They recommended that Chaim cut off contact immediately with the Shin Bet, and Itamar also began to involve the media, which turned out to be a brilliant step."
Chaim's connection with the media was carried out "right under the Shin Bet's nose," says Keren, "but that didn't stop them from sending an agent, code-named 'Dada', to try to incriminate him. It was clear to us from the start that Dada was an agent, and Chaim taped his conversations with him, where Dada tried to 'trip him up'. These conversations were then sent to the media, who published them so that all of Israel could witness the conduct of the General Security Service."
Once the Shin Bet found out that Dada was suspected and that Chaim was in possession of dozens of hours of taped conversations, they came to arrest him and to search for the recordings: "Late at night, nine 'thugs' came to our house looking for the tapes. When they found them they were quite happy," recalls Karen. "But they did not know at the time that Itamar Ben-Gvir had passed on several of the tapes to the media. As soon as Chaim was arrested, the media released the recordings to the public."
Keren says that Chaim was treated horribly during his detention. "They prevented Chaim from seeing a lawyer for ten days. They abused him, tied him to a chair every day for 16 hours, beat him, screamed in his ear, kept him from sleeping, put him into a refrigerator where the temperature was 6-7 degrees Centigrade and prevented me from giving him a sweater," she says. "When I came with a sweater to the interrogation facility, they said it would interfere with the investigation."
During all this time, Keren says she kept believing in G-d, "Who performed miracle after miracle for us in this story. When I think of what happened, my belief in G-d is strengthened. First of all, the very fact that Chaim did not break down is a miracle. Anyone else in that situation would even have admitted to killing Arlozoroff!"
She made sure to mention the names of several people that "I want to thank who helped us to no end." Here she named Shmuel Medad, head of the Honenu legal rights organization - "a genuine angel" - as well as others from Honenu, in addition to friends and neighbors from Givat Washington, and others.
Family Members: Judge Shift in Perlman Case a Bad Sign
Perlman's wife said that the development gave her a “difficult feeling. It appears that the Shabak is managing the court.”
Court Rejects Appeal, Perlman to be Released
The original order to send him to five days of house arrest was extended to 15, however, and the judge has also banned Perlman from making any contact with any of the others involved in the case. Perlman's lawyer Adi Keidar of the Honenu legal rights organization said he would appeal the house arrest, as the evidence against him is "weak."
MKs Call for Perlman Case Probe
Perlman's Father Worried about Future
Eliyahu said his son is strong but expressed concern for his future. "Unfortunately, they have been persecuting him and causing him problems for years. He studied at Givat Washington College and at the end they told him they would not give him a teaching certificate because he has a police record. He only studied and I'm worried about him because he needs work."
Perlman Released: I Suffered, But Everything is For the Good
The court ordered his release to house arrest in the town of Tekoa in Gush Etzion. On Monday, Petach Tikva Magistrate Court Judge Nahum Sternlicht rejected a police request to extend Perelman's detention by eight days and ordered a 48-hour extension instead.
Perlman Banned from Talking to Three Rightists
Ben-Gvir responded that the aim of the order is to keep continued publication of the agency's foulups and outrageous behavior. He also said the Shabak is trying to prevent Perlman from getting adequate legal representation.
releasing 20 hours of taped conversations to the public showing how the Shabak incited him to commit crimes against Arabs. Perlman is being charged with a 1998 killing of two-four Arabs. He denied all the allegations and said in an interview recorded two days before his arrest, and aired on Channel 2, that he was being framed. Perlman claimed the Shabak was taking revenge on him because he taped their conversations. From the beginning, his lawyer claimed that the Shabak had no evidence linking the crime to Perlman. In order to save face, the Shabak needed to obtain a confession. Many times in Israel a confession is proof of guilt, even if there is no evidence corroborating the confession and even if the evidence contradicts the confession. The Shabak early on denied Perlman a basic right, a meeting with his lawyer. It was 10 days after his arrest that Perlman was finally able to meet with his Honenu lawyer due to Honenu intervention and a ruling of Justice Edmond Levy. Even Haaretz, a far left wing newspaper has recently screamed foul playHonenu, no civil or legal rights organization has come out against the cruel punishment Perlman underwent. Perlman remained silent during the 31 days of interrogation. regarding this abuse of justice. Unfortunately , besides
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The JTF was able to expose the head of the Yivsektzya in the shabak (Avigdor Arieli). They clandestinely filmed him and posted this video of him on Youtube.
He is supposedly 'religious" and wears a kippa on his head. He lives in the Yishuv of Kfar Adumim. ..."
- See this link that was sent to me by David:
Perlman is a step above the hundreds of thousands of Yesha, religious and Right Israelis, who think the government of Israel represents them or can be changed with a new election.
He actually fought back intelligently. Where will this lead? Will the victim Jews rebel against a shadow government that hates their guts and will use any dirty trick to criminalize them.
Of course not. They will let the Shabak agents among them, dating from the days of Avishai Raviv, follow, report and drag them through the "court" system to prison. As long as the Likes of Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben Gvir, Iris Cohen, Avigdor Eskin et al are accepted as one of them, and not Shabak squealers, more Perlmans will follow ad infinitum...Barry Chamish
While Tamar said:
Things are almost like the Soviet Union here.
The condemned woman's lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, said his client made those comments to state-run television "to save her life" and noted that the death sentence for murder charges related to her husband's death had been commuted.
"The channel that we have in Iran is completely under the control of the intelligence ministry," Mostafaei told CNN on Thursday. "The goal of this channel is character assassination. And the other goal it has, through the production of documentaries full of lies and people's confessions, is to justify the government's illegal actions.