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November 29, 2015 / 17 Kislev, 5776
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Israel Police Detain Jewish Teen for Pepper-Spraying Arab Attackers

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Israel Police have arrested a Jewish teen for allegedly pepper-spraying a group of Arabs who he said attacked his family on Rehov Shalshelet in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The incident took place late this morning (Tuesday, Sept. 29), when the teen and his family was passing the Shalshelet Gate.

The youth allegedly released the spray after a group of screaming and cursing Arabs harassed his family near the Gate.

Family members told the Honenu organization they had come to the Old City to celebrate the Sukkot holiday. It was only after they arrived in the city and heard the Arabs screaming and the invectives they yelled, however, that they began to realize the danger they were in, they said.

Honenu Attorney Rehavia Pilz traveled to the police station in an attempt to sort out the situation for the youth who tried to defend his family from screaming and cursing Arabs in Jerusalem.

Last month an older Jewish woman who immigrated to Israel on aliyah from the United States almost a year ago was punched in the ribs by a screaming burka-clad Muslim Arab woman while touring the Temple Mount grounds.

The problem with Muslim Arab harassment here in Israel is that it is impossible to predict when the shrieking “Allahu Akbar!” howls will transform themselves from war cries into true, active jihad (Islamic holy war). It is precisely this dilemma that daily faces Israel’s military, its police force, its government and worse, its civilian population.

The Israeli government has stiffened the penalties for perpetrators of terror, including those of younger ages, their parents, and those who throw stones.

But the government has yet to contend with the perpetrators within its own midst who nurture, incite and encourage terrorism aimed at our own population.

These are the Israeli Arab Knesset members who have traveled to hostile enemy governments in order to promote new forms of attacks on the country they purport to represent, or who have joined hostile, illegal flotillas aimed at breaching Israel’s maritime blockade that exists to prevent terrorists from smuggling weapons to each other.

Some, like MK Jamal Zahalka, joined rioters on the Temple Mount Tuesday morning (Sept. 29) in order to curse and malign the very security forces that are there to protect their lives and those of Israeli citizens who come to visit the site.


Terror Victim Arrested for Organizing Anti-Terror Rally

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

A 61-year-old man from the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem was arrested on Wednesday night, on charges that he was one of the organizers of an illegal, but non-violent, anti-terrorism rally held in the neighborhood in response to the ongoing Arab attacks emanating from the neighboring Tzur Bachar neighborhood, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

The man is a victim of a previous Arab terror attack.

Six protesters were arrested in total from the dozens who participated in the protest that began after the funeral for Alexander Levlovitz, who was murdered on Rosh Hashana eve by Arab terrorists who stoned his car, as he drove through the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood.

The protest was held at the traffic circle, at the entrance to Tzur Bachar, where the Arab terrorists threw the stones that caused Levlovitz to lose control of his car and get killed.

The protesters complained of police violence, while the police claimed the protesters were yelling, “Mohammad is a pig.”

The Honenu organization claims that one of the six was arrested after he photographed police violence against the angry residents.

State Issues Administrative Detention, Expulsion from Judea and Samaria Orders Against Jewish Activists

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

(JNi.media) During the night and early Sunday morning, police and the Shin Bet have issued a large number of administrative distancing orders against young Jews, both adults and minors, expelling them from Judea and Samaria, and in some cases Jerusalem, and even from contacting their friends, on the ground that they endanger public safety and are the source of potential disturbances.

A Shin Bet official stated that “given the recent terrorist attacks [by Jews], including some that caused the loss of life, the General Security Service in recent days recommended issuing restraining [distancing] orders against 10 activists.”

But, according to settlers, as many as 16 administrative expulsion decrees have been issued against Jewish right-wing activists, over the past two weeks, as well as three administrative detentions, and the wave of warrants is not yet over.

“The system is under unprecedented pressure and is using illegal means against the residents who are engaged in settling the land,” the Honenu legal aid society said in a statement. “We are witnessing a dramatic rise in the volume and severity of administrative orders, which seriously violates the rights of the recipients of these orders.”

On Saturday night, two young men, one of Ramat Hasharon, the other of Ma’ale Adumim, received administrative detention orders, which included a ban from Judea and Samaria and the prohibition of contacting some of their friends.

During the night, police raided the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva and the Givat Kumi Uri neighborhood in the Yitzhar outpost, and handed out administrative nighttime house arrest orders to two boys from the towns of Bat Ayin and Alon Shvut, for a period of six months. In addition, the two have been forbidden to stay in Judea and Samaria anywhere but inside their parents’ homes, while one of them has also been banned from Jerusalem. Both boys were forbidden to make contact with some of their friends.

On Sunday morning, police handed out administrative restraining orders to a resident of Ge’ulat Zion in the Shilo cluster—married with children, as well as two minors living in Yad Binyamin and Amona.

A young resident of Kiryat Arba on Sunday was handed a warrant prohibiting him from entering anywhere in Judea and Samaria outside his own home. The man, 21, told the website Kol Hazman that he intends to appeal the order through his attorney, Itamar Ben-Gvir, of the legal aid society Honenu.

Some legendary “Hilltop Youths” have told the same website that “the orders will not break us.”

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir said “the defense minister is conducting himself like an elephant in a china shop. With his actions, he sends the message to young people that there is no democracy, and, in effect, encouraging them to break the law, because there are no legal indictments and due process.”

9 Jews Arrested in Israel Security Hunt for Duma Terrorists

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Nine Israeli Jews were arrested by security forces overnight in two small Jewish communities, Adei Ad and Givat HaBladim, as Israel continues its hunt for the terrorists responsible for the attack on Duma 10 days ago.

The tiny communities are nestled in the hills of Samaria near Shiloh and Kochav HaShachar respectively. The Honenu civil rights legal organization is working to determine the reason behind the overnight raids in these specific villages.

The arrests follow the widening dragnet in the hunt for the terrorists who firebombed a home in the Palestinian Authority village of Duma, near Shechem ten days ago. Sa’ad Dawabsheh, 32, the father; and his 18-month-old baby Ali died as a result of the arson; the mother, Riham and their four-year-old son Ahmed are still listed in critical condition in Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

Although evidence on the scene includes Hebrew graffiti on the walls of the torched home, it is still not 100 percent certain that Jews were behind the terrible destruction and murder that was wrought, due to questionable calligraphic and content elements. A gag order has been clamped on the investigation.

Last Thursday, Israeli police also raided the Jewish community of Geulat Tzion in the nearby Samaria town of Shiloh in connection with the investigation. Eight Jews were detained in that roundup, according to Honenu, including a young couple and their child.

According to Honenu, all of the detainees were arrested on suspicion of entering a closed military zone. However, none of those arrested had seen any notice or posted sign that the area was a closed military zone, the group said.

On Sunday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon also issued administrative detention orders for two additional suspects, Eviyatar Slonim and Meir Ettinger, the latter being the grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane. Both were scheduled to appear for arraignment in court Sunday but the order by Ya’alon now allows their detention to be extended up to six months without a court appearance.

According to a statement by the Defense Ministry, the administrative detention order was issued upon the recommendation of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

Court Releases Two Youths Detained in Church Arson Case

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

(JNi.media) On Sunday, Nazareth Magistrate Court released two youths who were detained on suspicion of involvement with the June 18 arson at the Bread and Fish Church north-west of the Sea of ​​Galilee, Honenu legal aid society reported.

The youths, who deny all connection to the incident, were held under harsh conditions in a Shin Bet facility for some 10 days, according to the report. Police requested that the youths be released conditionally, and the court ordered them kept under house arrest for two weeks, and prohibited them from contacting other suspects in the case.

Honenu accused the Shin Bet of using harsh interrogation techniques, which included humiliation and threats. Interrogation sessions were carried out for many hours every day, with the boys being shackled to a chair.

The boys were kept in a small cell that lacked minimal conditions, with the light kept on constantly.

The remand of three other suspects has been extended and the Attorney General’s office announced that it would file an indictment against two of them. One of them is suspected of damaging the church and the other of assisting in carrying out the act.

Honenu attorney Aharon Roza, representing one of the released detainees, stated, “I am pleased with the release of the detainee who was held, through no fault of his own, in remand under inhumane and humiliating remand conditions. I demand that it be clear that his release indicates that he does not have any connection to carrying out the act attributed to him.”

Honenu attorney Yuval Zemer, who is representing the other released detainee, said that “from the outset we pleaded that the detainees do not and did not have any connection to the serious crimes attributed to them. We, of course, are pleased with the release, but are saddened by the fact that the detainees were forced to suffer, for approximately 10 days, under harsh remand conditions, brutal interrogations, and severe violations of their basic rights, when today there is no doubt that there was no justification for the remand.”

Police Arrest Groom for Allegedly Praying on Temple Mount

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Jerusalem police Sunday morning arrested a young man who ascended the Temple Mount allegedly prayed there before his wedding at night.

The Honenu legal defense organization said one of its lawyers is at the police station and trying to win the release of the man.

The Israeli government accepted the Muslim Waqf authority on the Temple Mount. The Waqf forbids Jews and Christians from carrying any religious items to the holy site, and it goes berserk when one of its guards sees a Jew even moving his lips and possibly uttering a prayer to God.

It is not known exactly what the groom allegedly said.

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel prohibits Jews from ascending the Temple Mount on the basis of Halachic rulings, but many rabbis in recent years have permitted and even encouraged going to certain areas after the traditional immersion in a ritual bath.

Last week, a groom identified as Michael Basus visited the holy site before his wedding and stopped long enough to speak at the Grooms and Mourners Gate to talk about Judaism.

The Talmud relates a discussion of how Jews in the time of the Holy Temples comforted mourners and praise the grooms.

Below is the video, in Hebrew, of Basus and his friends on the way to the Temple Mount, under police guard.

Man Arrested at Temple Mount Entrance with Contraband

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

A 27 year old Jewish man was arrested on Sunday morning at the entrance to the Temple Mount.

Police found Tefillin on his person.

When searching the young Jewish man before he went up onto the Temple Mount, the police discovered the man was wearing Tefillin on his arm.

Tefillin are generally worn during prayers. Despite an explicit court order allowing it, the police do not allow Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, the Jewish people’s holiest site, for fear of upsetting the Arabs.

A lawyer from the Honenu organization is working to free the man from jail.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/man-arrested-at-temple-mount-entrance-with-contraband/2015/03/22/

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