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Video: Lawyer/Mom Prevents Child’s Arrest for Temple Mount Prayer

Lawyer-Mom on Temple Mount

Photo Credit: Elhanan Schwartz

Police tried to arrest a 10 year old from Karnei Shomron on Tuesday, who prostrated himself on the Temple Mount. Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount is a violation of police rules, but not illegal under Israeli law.

A Moslem Waqf official watching the group saw the boy bow down, and ran to call a policeman to report the crime. 10 minutes later the police came and began to arrest the 10 year old child.

Anat Schwartz, the boy’s mother and a lawyer, confronted the policemen, identified herself as a lawyer, and made it clear that they would be in legal trouble if they arrested the minor, as they have no authority to so so.

The police also demanded that the mother/lawyer and child accompany them after the visit, but Schwartz made it clear, the police have no legal authority here to delay or arrest them for her 10 year old son’s actions.

The police backed down, and the group continued their visit undisturbed.

Perhaps all Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount should be accompanied by a lawyer, and a video camera.

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11 Responses to “Video: Lawyer/Mom Prevents Child’s Arrest for Temple Mount Prayer”

  1. This is holy ground, prayers are usual.

  2. Truly!!
    What next !!! A child !!!
    Police really!! Focus on real crucial issues, crimes , murderers , terrorists!!
    Oh my gosh

  3. What are these kids doing to find peace besides doing the itchy scratchy game? C’Mon man?

  4. What are these kids doing to find peace besides doing the itchy scratchy game? C’Mon man?

  5. Eva Csatari says:

    gleich die Mutti mitnehmenn

  6. Comes in mind seeing banners in Christian quarter when Charlie Beasley and I toured there yrs. ago….” Pray for Peace in Jerusalem” each and both sides are fighting ego, prides.

  7. Good job mom! It is about time someone got the message Jewish people have rights to the temple mount.

  8. Mike Jubb says:

    Note to Mike: Bring lawyer next visit. It would be nice to need one!

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