Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Disengagement within the Green Line

Once again, the Israeli government disengages – this time from the Israeli city of Sderot. Ynet News:
For the town where thousands of families grimly face daily rocket and mortar barrages from neighboring Gaza has been declared too dangerous a destination for court officials tasked with delivering subpoenas to Sderot residents, at least by the chief justice overseeing the Magistrates' courts in southern Israel.

Israel's subpoena delivery procedures dictate a messenger or court official must personally serve papers informing citizens of an indictment filed against them or a summon to testify in court and have the recipient sign for them.
But this is no longer the case in Sderot and other Gaza-vicinity communities.

Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that Justice Moshe Machlis has recently issued a new guideline forbidding court employees from traveling to Sderot to serve residents with subpoenas for fear they may be wounded or killed by a Qassam, or alternatively that in the event the town's roads are closed, the officials would be trapped.

The Iranian president regularly pronounces to the world that the end of the Zionist regime is imminent. I always put his ravings down as the delusions of your standard garden variety lunatic but I read things like the IDF moving IDF personnel out of kassam range while leaving citizens unprotected, and then reports like this one surface…I really start to wonder.

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