Bride detained on Temple Mount on suspicion of praying

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:15 On the morning of Thursday, July 30 a bride was detained on her wedding day on the Temple Mount on suspicion of murmuring a prayer. Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz rushed to the police station to work towards the bride’s release and reported that the policemen claimed that she murmured a prayer – meaning that they claim to have seen her move her lips – during her visit on the Temple Mount. She was released after being detained for approximately an hour an a half at the police station and was not interrogated.
Piltz stated that, “It is extremely saddening that the police would detain a bride on her wedding day for the ‘serious crime of murmuring a prayer, and ignore the many violations of the law by Muslims on the Temple Mount.”
Thursday morning an additional incident also occurred. A Yassam (Special Forces) policeman who was assaulted by Arabs and started to defend himself was pushed back by other policemen who demanded that he show restraint and not respond.
A clash developed between the policemen. Eye witnesses reported that when the assaulted policeman left the Temple Mount, he angrily threw his bullet-proof vest and helmet down as he expressed frustration at his own powerlessness and that of Temple Mount police in general. Several policemen and officers who arrived at the scene took the assaulted policeman off to the side and attempted to calm him.
For additional, but not all, cases in which Honenu attorneys represented Jews detained on or near the Temple Mount please see the links below.
July 29, 2015: Court ruling: Shofar blowing permitted on Temple Mount
July 13, 2015: Temple Mount activists’ protest authorized
July 9, 2015: Temple Mount policies discriminate against Jews
June 29, 2015: Father and sons assaulted on Temple Mount
May 28, 2015: Jewish youth on Temple Mount ‘framed’
May 10, 2015: Bridegroom detained on suspicion of praying on Temple Mount
April 20, 2015: Soldier detained on Temple Mount on suspicion of bowing
February 5, 2015: Rabbi Elitzur briefly detained on Temple Mount, faces possible ban
February 2, 2015: Court criticized police treatment of Temple Mount detainees
December 16, 2014: Jewish woman carrying grape juice detained at entry to Temple Mount
October 31, 2014: Police request rejected, Temple Mount activists released
August 6, 2014: Jewish youth detained on suspicion of singing at gate to Temple Mount
May 7, 2014: Temple Mount detainees released
February 6, 2014: Temple Mount: Israeli flag, banned – Hamas flag, permitted
June 23, 2013: Court: Ban on Jewish prayer on Temple Mount violates freedom of worship
April 29, 2013: Police selectively enforcing law on Temple Mount, detainee unconditionally released
May 8, 2013: Temple Mount detainees unconditionally released
April 23, 2013: Two minors detained on Temple Mount
December 19, 2012: Police lost control of Arab mob, abandoned Jewish women
October 4, 2012: Jews detained after Arabs riot on Temple Mount

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