Friday, November 8, 2019, 11:25 Representatives of the families of the Netzach Yehuda soldiers who have been detained in Prison 4, a military prison, for several weeks following an incident with Bedouins at a gas station in southern Israel, demonstrated opposite the prison on the morning of Friday, November 8. The families are protesting in light of reports from their sons of threats from Bedouins imprisoned with them. The families, who are concerned for the lives of their sons, reported the threats to representatives of Netzach Yehuda and the IDF. As of this posting nothing has been done.
Nissan Levron, the father of one of the soldiers, stated: “My son is not in the habit of complaining. However he phoned me yesterday [Thursday] from Prison 4 and informed me that they had divided the Netzach Yehuda soldiers into groups of two or three. Each group was sent to a different tent with Bedouins and members of other minority groups, who are threatening them with physical injury. They raised their fists at them. They threatened to stab them in their hearts while they slept. My son says that even the junior prison guards said that there is a concern for their safety.
“The threats to our sons from the members of minority groups were explicitly reported to the military court judge on October 28. Then the court ordered that their safety be ensured ‘without delay’, and they were therefore placed in one tent, far from the Bedouins. However currently, for no reason and without any explanation they have been separated into groups of two or three, and placed among the many prisoners, including Bedouins. All we ask is that they, all eight of our sons, be returned to one tent in the prison, as they had been until yesterday.”
Levron with another parent outside of Prison 4; Video credit: Free use