Court overturns protest leader’s conviction for blocking police water cannon in 2020

Gonen Ben Yitzhak lies under a water cannon at a demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 18, 2020 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Gonen Ben Yitzhak lies under a water cannon at a demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 18, 2020 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court overturns the conviction of protest leader Gonen Ben Yitzhak, who lay under a water cannon to prevent its use during an anti-government demonstration in 2020.

Despite the cancellation of the conviction for obstructing police work, the court rules Ben Yitzhak perform 500 hours of community service.

“A morning that gives impetus to the protests,” Ben Yitzhak tells the Ynet news site.

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