Court released founders of outpost in Jordan

Tuesday, December 13, 18:47 The Jerusalem Magistrate Court released a short time ago eight youths (not minors) who crossed the border with Jordan yesterday and founded an outpost by the name “Metzudat Ze’ev”. The police claim that the group cut the border fence and barricaded themselves in an abandoned building on the other side of the border. The police asked that the court extend their remand to 48 hours, however Judge Oded Shaham accepted the plea of Honenu attorney Naftali Wertzberger, who represented the arrestees, and conditionally released them. The judge ruled on a restraining ordering distancing them for 90 days from the area in which the incident occurred, a declaration that they will refrain from violating the law for a similar period of time and a bond of 3,000 NIS in order to ensure that the restraining order is kept. Honenu will file an appeal on the decision in a demand to cancel the bond. Attorney Naftali Wertzberger, who represented the arrestees, told the court that, “The arrest was intended for media exposure only and it is odd that the violation of a military order and cutting a fence cause the police to file requests.” Sources close to the arrestees reported that, “It is sad to see that while thousands of infiltrators breach the borders by cutting fences and penetrate Israel without any difficulty, the Israeli Police battle with those who love the Land of Israel.” Currently a deliberation is taking place on the request by the police to extend the remand of seven minors who were arrested during the incident. Earlier two children approximately 13 years old who were arrested at the outpost in Jordan were released.

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