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Israel tried to influence UK courts against pro-Palestine activists: Report

London, (The Palestine Information Centre)Israeli embassy officials in London have reportedly attempted to exert influence on legal proceedings involving pro-Palestine protesters.

Citing documents, disclosed in a freedom of information request by the UK-based protest network Palestine Action, The Guardian reported on Sunday that the officials from the mission of the Tel Aviv regime had pressed for Douglas Wilson, the director general of the UK attorney general’s office, to interfere into cases against the demonstrators.

An email sent last May by Wilson to embassy representatives after a meeting says the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the principal public agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales, operates “independently.”

“[CPS] makes its prosecution decisions and manages its casework independently. The law officers are unable to intervene on an individual case or comment on issues related to active proceedings,” the email reads.

The meeting’s minutes similarly refer to Wilson “noting the operational independence of the CPS and the sensitivities of engaging with them on individual cases.”

The email came after several protests by the activist group Palestine Action targeting the sites and offices of Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit System in the UK.

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