Demonstration protesting Indor’s detention

Sunday, August 13, 2023, 23:09 Today (Sunday), a demonstration took place at the entrance to Jerusalem in protest of the detention of Yehiel Indor. Indor was injured near Oz Tzion during an attack by a mob of rioting Arabs on August 4 and opened fire in self-defense. Immediately after the attack, he underwent neurosurgery and was recovering in Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital until he was transferred to the Prison Service earlier today.

The protesters reported severe police brutality at the scene. An attorney from Honenu is assisting the detainees. As of this posting, Honenu’s headquarters have received reports of four detainees, three adults and one minor. One of the adults was brutally detained.

The demonstration and one detention; Video credit: Itamar Carmon

On Friday, August 4, shortly before the onset of Shabbat, near Oz Tzion in the Binyamin region, dozens of Arab rioters attacked a Jewish shepherd and local Jewish residents who came to his assistance. The incident began when the Jewish shepherd left Oz Tzion to graze his flock in the area between Oz Tzion and the nearby Arab town of Burqa. Several Arabs approached and threatened him. The shepherd, who felt that he was in danger, summoned other Oz Tzion residents who came to stay with him and prevent the situation from deteriorating.

Yehiel Indor’s serious head injury; Photo credit: Free use

Dozens of Arabs armed with clubs, fireworks, and large rocks surrounded the Oz Tzion residents. The Arabs launched fireworks directly at the residents and hurled the rocks at them from point-blank range, endangering their lives. The residents called the army and civilian security forces for help. One resident (Yehiel Indor) was hit in the head with a rock and seriously injured. With his remaining strength, he opened fire with his legally-owned personal weapon to defend his life. Several other residents were slightly injured. According to media reports, one of the Arab rioters was killed. Elisha Yered, who transported Indor to an ambulance, and Indor were detained.

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