Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:12 On the night of Thursday, November 6, three Jewish
youths were detained by the Binyamin Police as they posted announcements inviting the public to an evening on the subject of ascending the Temple Mount. The youths posted the announcements at hitch-hiking stops throughout the Binyamin region. Although technically forbidden, posting announcements on cement barriers at hitch-hiking stops in the regions of Yehuda and Shomron, including Binyamin, is an accepted practice which rarely draws any reaction from the police who see the announcements on a constant basis and ignore them.
The three detainees were taken to the Binyamin Police Station and interrogated on suspicion of vandalizing public property. This is a misdemeanor for which the punishment is a small fine, and in the past courts have ruled that for this misdemeanor the police are not authorized to detain, but rather only hold someone long enough to issue a fine.
Since posting announcements of this sort in the regions of Yehuda and Shomron is an everyday occurrence, friends of the detainees are very surprised by the detention. It is not clear why the police chose to prosecute the youths posting these particular announcements.
The announcements express support for Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the executive director of the Haliba organization for Jewish freedom on the Temple Mount, and invite the public to two lectures followed by a discussion on the subject of ascending the Temple Mount. Rabbi Glick was shot and very seriously injured in an attempted assassination by an Arab on Wednesday, October 29. The lectures will be given by Rabbis Yisrael Ariel and Menachem Makover of the Temple Institute.
Honenu attorney Adi Kedar is representing the detainees.
Photo: The announcement posted by the youths, Rabbi Glick with the Temple Mount in the background