Student photographing damage detained for interrogation

Tuesday, October 7, 16:21 On the evening of Sunday, October 5 Arabs threw rocks at a yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem. Policemen were called to the scene and when they arrived the Arabs pelted them with rocks for several minutes. One Arab was detained by the policemen on suspicion of throwing rocks.
An 18-year-old yeshiva student went onto the roof of the yeshiva in order to photograph the damage caused by the Arabs throwing rocks. As he was photographing, a policeman arrived on the scene and to the surprise of the student informed him that he was being detained for interrogation. Following intervention by Honenu attorney Adi Kedar the student was released.
Kedar responded to the incident and said that, “We are witness to another incident in חננו 688which the victim of assault is turned into a suspect. The police have repeatedly followed this policy in many incidents. The security of the Jews in the Old City deteriorates from day to day and unfortunately the Jerusalem Police does not do enough to bring a stop to the deterioration. Furthermore the conduct of the police does not deter the terror but rather encourages it.”
Caricature: Elchanan Ben Uri

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