Hebron judges on strike for 'lack of protection'
Published Sunday 16/02/2014 (updated) 17/02/2014 12:27
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Judges in Hebron's Magistrate Court and Court of First Instance went on strike on Sunday in protest of what one judge described as "lack of protection and safety for the judges."
One of the judges on strike, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Ma'an that Justice Saad Sweiti was assaulted last Thursday by a man in his office at the Court of First Instance.
No legal action was taken against the attacker, even though Sweiti had notified the District Attorney's office of the attack, the judge said.
If nothing is done to protect judges, he said the Hebron judges would would organize further protests and strikes.