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Bride detained on Temple Mount on suspicion of praying

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:15 On the morning of Thursday, July 30 a bride was detained on her wedding day on the Temple Mount on suspicion of murmuring a prayer. Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz rushed to the police station to work towards the bride’s release and reported that the policemen claimed that she murmured a prayer – meaning that they claim to have seen her move her lips – during her visit on the Temple Mount. She was released after being detained for approximately an hour an a half at the police station and was not interrogated. Piltz stated that, “It is extremely saddening that the police would detain a bride on her wedding day for the ‘serious crime of murmuring a prayer, and ignore the many violations of the law by Muslims on the Temple Mount.” Thursday morning an additional incident also occurred. A Yassam (Special Forces) policeman who was assaulted by Arabs and started to defend himself was pushed back by other policemen who demanded that he show restraint and not respond. A clash developed between the policemen. Eye witnesses reported that when the assaulted policeman left the Temple Mount, he angrily threw his bullet-proof vest and helmet down as he expressed frustration at his own powerlessness and that of Temple Mount police in general. Several policemen and officers who arrived at the scene took the assaulted policeman off to the side and attempted to calm him. For additional, but not all, cases in which Honenu attorneys represented Jews detained on or near the Temple Mount please see the links below. July 29, 2015: Court ruling: Shofar blowing permitted on Temple Mount July 13, 2015: Temple Mount activists’ protest authorized July 9, 2015: Temple Mount policies discriminate against Jews June 29, 2015: Father and sons assaulted on Temple Mount May 28, 2015: Jewish youth on Temple Mount ‘framed’ May 10, 2015: Bridegroom detained on suspicion of praying on Temple Mount April 20, 2015: Soldier detained on Temple Mount on suspicion of bowing February 5, 2015: Rabbi Elitzur briefly detained on Temple Mount, faces possible ban February 2, 2015: Court criticized police treatment of Temple Mount detainees December 16, 2014: Jewish woman carrying grape juice detained at entry to Temple Mount October 31, 2014: Police request rejected, Temple Mount activists released August 6, 2014: Jewish youth detained on suspicion of singing at gate to Temple Mount May 7, 2014: Temple Mount detainees released February 6, 2014: Temple Mount: Israeli flag, banned – Hamas flag, permitted June 23, 2013: Court: Ban on Jewish prayer on Temple Mount violates freedom of worship April 29, 2013: Police selectively enforcing law on Temple Mount, detainee unconditionally released May 8, 2013: Temple Mount detainees unconditionally released April 23, 2013: Two minors detained on Temple Mount December 19, 2012: Police lost control of Arab mob, abandoned Jewish women October 4, 2012: Jews detained after Arabs riot on Temple Mount

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