Updated: May 30, 2022
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 8:23 Border policemen broke down the door of the beit midrash (study hall) in the Kumi Ori neighborhood of Yitzhar and brutally detained two individuals, who were studying at the time, on Monday, April 5. After interrogation at the police station, the detainees were offered the opportunity for conditional release. They refused and spent the night in remand in protest of the break-in and the frequent harassment by the border police of Kumi Ori residents. Today (Tuesday) they will be brought to a deliberation at the Petah Tikva Magistrates Court. Honenu Attorney Nati Rom, who is representing the detainees, stated that, “This has been yet another violent and illegal detention in the Kumi Ori neighborhood. An adult and a minor are sitting in remand completely unnecessarily. The police entered a house without a warrant and without presenting a closed military zone order, which was also not presented when I requested it at the police station. There are no grounds for the detention, and certainly not for detaining a minor on the grounds of violating a legal order.” Please see here for a list of posts that summarize some of the incidents with which Honenu has assisted the Kumi Ori neighborhood.