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Police interrogate lawyer who said willing to take up arms if judicial shakeup passes

David Hodek (C) speaks at an Israel Bar Association conference on February 1, 2022. (Screen capture/Kan)
David Hodek (C) speaks at an Israel Bar Association conference on February 1, 2022. (Screen capture/Kan)

Police announce that investigators are currently questioning lawyer David Hodek on suspicion of incitement to violence.

Hodek was summoned by investigators after saying at the bar association’s annual conference that “if someone forces me to live in a dictatorship and I have no choice, I won’t hesitate to use live fire.”

He later apologized for the remark, which came as he spoke against the government’s plans to overhaul the judicial system.

Yesterday, police chief Kobi Shabtai said the force would take a “zero tolerance” stance toward social media posts advocating violence against public figures, amid the increasingly contentious debate over the proposed judicial shakeup.

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