Thursday, December 10, 2020, 13:36 On Thursday, December 10, the Petah Tikva Magistrates Court accepted the appeal filed by Honenu Attorney Assaf Gonen on behalf of the detainees from the destruction of the yeshiva in Homesh three days previously (Monday). The conditions distancing the detainees from Shavei Shomron were cancelled.
Border police, Civil Administration and police forces destroyed the yeshiva in Homesh. Two rabbis and four students were detained with a sefer Torah and taken to the Ariel Police Station.
In the appeal, Gonen stated that the distancing conditions were unnecessary due to the significant distance between Shavei Shomron and Homesh. Also the detainees’ cars were taken by the Civil Administration for an unclear reason. Gonen further stated that the appellants had not committed any violations in Shavei Shomron and that the community is the center of their lives. Additionally, they have large families and must be allowed access to their places of work.
Honenu Attorney Assaf Gonen: “I am pleased with the Petah Tikva Magistrates Court’s decision to cancel the conditions distancing my clients from Shavei Shomron that the police wanted to impose on my clients. There was absolutely no justification for the conditions.”
Destruction at Yeshivat Homesh, December 7; Video credit: Yeshivat Homesh