Following the removal of the gag order, we are now publishing the decision of the Military Court of Appeals at the request of Akevot Institute researcher, Adam Raz, to open still-closed hundreds of court transcript pages and a several documents presented as evidence at the Kafr Qasim Massacre trial, that took place in the late 1950s. In a decision issued about two months ago, the Court’s outgoing chief Justice, Brig.-Gen. Doron Feiles, ruled that hundreds of court hearing transcript pages – discussing Plan Mole and its role in background of the massacre – are to be opened in 2 months; Court rejected request to open photos taken at the scene and Plan Mole itself.
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The decision was a result of proceedings initiated some 4.5 years ago. Several hearings were held at the Military Court of Appeals in 2018, but its decision was not taken until recently. The Military Court placed a gag order on the decision itself – but also on the fact that it was made. Now the gag order was lifted and we can share the the decision itself.
Akevot Institute will continue to fight for the opening of all materials from the Kafr Qasim Massacre trial. Meanwhile, please browse the thousands of pages we have uploaded to our online document library of the Kafr Qasim Massacre (English, Hebrew, Arabic): courtroom transcripts, evidence submitted, investigation records, and other primary sources from the case.