Thursday, March 19, 2020, 19:33 On Thursday, March 19, Shmuel (Zangi) Meidad, the director of Honenu, sharply criticized the loud media campaign following the delay of a caravan of cars in a left-wing protest and the detention of some of the left-wing activists earlier the same day.
Meidad pointed out the bias of the campaign: “Today I heard shouts of ‘It’s the end of democracy’, ‘Human rights are being trampled’, and the like. I didn’t hear this chorus shouting against injustices to the human rights of residents of Yehuda and Shomron. This is hypocrisy. Human rights are not what motivates those shouting today.”
Additionally, Meidad leveled criticism at Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon after he posted a tweet on his Twitter account calling on the acting police commissioner to remind the policemen under his authority that they work for the Israeli Police, not Bibi Netanyahu: “When Bogie Ya’alon was Defense Minister he abandoned an exemplary soldier, Elor Azaria, who defended himself and his fellow soldiers, exacerbated the policy of issuing anti-democratic administrative orders to youths for their opinions after graffiti was spray painted in protest, desecrated the yeshiva in Yitzhar and much more. Today he has joined with supporters of terror and he remembered to explain to the police that they are not allowed to take political actions.”
On Wednesday, March 18, policemen arrived at the home of a youth under administrative house arrest in Jerusalem – when he was not required to be at home – in order to verify that he was not violating the order. His father encountered the policemen outside of the house and told them that according to the order his son was not required to be at home at the time. The policemen responded rudely and threatened to charge the father with insulting a policeman.
“It is not random that we hear the outcry of the media and of certain public figures against incidents like the one documented yesterday [the car protest]. When the police violate the rights of the ‘wrong side’ there is silence and even agreement or encouragement. We hope for better days for all of Israel,” concluded Meidad.