Police give teacher warning in middle of night

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:08 The Pride March in Jerusalem continues to lead the police to take extreme steps against civilians.
At approximately midnight on Tuesday, July 19, police detectives and Yassam police arrived at Yitzhar in order to warn several residents not enter Jerusalem on Thursday in order to protest the Pride March scheduled to be held.
The policemen arrived at the home of a teacher who recently was taken to the police station after someone created a Facebook page in her name and asked several questions on a LBGT Facebook page. They knocked on her door and then read her a warning regarding statements to homosexuals and arriving at either the Pride March or anywhere else in Jerusalem on Thursday. The policemen did not leave a written copy of the warning with her. See video here.
“One of the policemen read from the document that on Thursday I am forbidden to enter Jerusalem at the time of the march, to approach the march, to injure anyone emotionally or physically and if I do violate [the order] I am liable to severe treatment by the police.
“It’s not pleasant. This is not the first time they have done this to me. I didn’t do anything. I had no idea that there would be a march and they decided that I am a danger to the public. This is no way to handle the issue,” she said. “I have no connection to this matter. I have never done anything concerning the subject. I do not express my opinions on the matter in any way and I have not protested against it. They are harassing a normative, law-abiding woman for no reason. It is disturbing that I am on their list and now every time they will annoy me about the matter even though they understood before the march in Tel Aviv that they were mistaken.”
After that the police went on to another home, knocked loudly on the door, did not receive an answer and then left Yitzhar.
Honenu Attorney Menasheh Yado, who assisted the Yitzhar resident, stated that, “Already the previous time both sides realized that there had been an error and that my client has no connection to the matter, Despite that the Israeli Police continue to systematically violate her rights, and to paint a picture of her as a ‘dangerous citizen’ who needs to be issued warnings in the middle of the night. The arrival of policemen last night at her home, late at night, and in doing so entering neighbors’ yards without a warrant, is harassment. We intend to utilize my client’s rights to the fullest extent in several proceedings. We will file a complaint about the injustices of the police and the unnecessary violation of citizens’ rights.”

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