Amona: More complaints of police brutality
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 9:17 All of the over 40 protesters who were detained in the area of Amona throughout the day and night on Wednesday, February 1, have been released. Honenu Attorneys Nati Rom and Azriel Friedenberg provided legal counsel to the detainees and assisted with their release proceedings. On the morning of Thursday, February 2, the four protesters detained the previous day near the gates to the Temple Mount at a demonstration in protest of the destruction of Amona, will be brought to a deliberation at the Jerusalem Magistrate Court. Honenu Attorney Rehavia Piltz is providing them with legal counsel. Honenu’s legal headquarters continues to receive a stream of complaints from protesters about police brutality. From the sum total of the complaints it appears that police brutality occurred primarily in places in which the police were certain that their actions were not being recorded. Protesters being removed from the area of Amona by bus relayed testimonies of harsh police brutality inside the buses, after all cameras and cellular devices were confiscated from civilians. Throughout the day and night on Wednesday, Honenu’s staff was at the hospitals to which injured protesters from Amona were evacuated. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher visited the injured, took testimonies, and documented their injuries for the purpose of filing complaints and claims.