Bridegroom detained on suspicion of praying on Temple Mount

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 11:43 An approximately 24 year old Jewish bridegroom was detained on the morning of Sunday, May 10, on suspicion of praying on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He, following an accepted custom, went up onto the Temple Mount on the morning before his evening wedding ceremony. At the exit to the Temple Mount he was detained when the policemen accompanying his group claimed that he had prayed on the Temple Mount. Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz rushed to the Merchav David (Old City District) Police Station in order to assist in the quick release of the bridegroom so that he could finish preparing for his wedding. Honenu’s response to the detention: “Detaining a Jewish bridegroom on his wedding day on suspicion of praying at the holiest site to the Jewish People is a serious act which indicates a lack of a moral compass and a loss of the values for which we returned to the Land of Israel after 2,000 years in the Diaspora. When one looks at the how the police react to the Arabs rioting in Jerusalem and their powerlessness when faced with Arab riots, the difference is even more striking.”

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