After about two months of detention, Israeli authorities released Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak on February 20. Pollak was arrested after right-wing group Ad Kan filed a suit against him for protesting in the West Bank and allegedly “attacking IDF soldiers”. During his detention, Pollak refused to pay a NIS 500 bail (around $145) set by a Tel Aviv judge for, in Pollak’s words, refusing to “recognize the legitimacy of the Israeli system.”
Last week, Pollak attended his first questioning session after the Israeli Attorney General ordered a criminal probe against him for “incitement to terror and to violence” over a new article published online. In addition to that probe, Pollak is still attending hearings of two other cases related to his activism in the West Bank.
Palestinian journalist Ahmad Al-Bazz interviewed Pollak following his release.