Solomonia has an interesting story up. This is one of those head-waggers.
This legal decision is simply shocking: Jury clears activists who broke into Brighton arms factory
Five activists who caused £180,000 damage to an arms factory were acquitted after they argued they were seeking to prevent Israeli war crimes.
The five were jubilant after a jury found them not guilty of conspiring to cause criminal damage to the factory on the outskirts of Brighton.
The five admitted they had broken in and sabotaged the factory, but argued they were legally justified in doing so.
They believed that EDO MBM, the firm that owns the factory, was breaking export regulations by manufacturing and selling to the Israelis military equipment which would be used in the occupied territories. They wanted to slow down the manufacture of these components, and impede what they believed were war crimes being committed by Israel against the Palestinians….
…Oh, well, since they exhausted all “democratic paths” then I suppose they had only one method left to get their way: violent fascism….
…Yisrael Medad has more on the rather unsurprising background of the judge (he was born in Jaffa). And be sure to read Elder: More on the British judge who hates Israel (Zvi) and Melanie Phillips: Hell on earth is a court in Hove.
Related, at Israel Matzav: Why did the Bobbies take so long to show up? Israeli goods destroyed at TESCO in Wales