Court released three Yitzhar detainees
Friday, April 3, 12:55 The Jerusalem Magistrate Court ordered the release of three Yitzhar residents detained on Tuesday, April 30 during a protest which broke out after the murder of one of their neighbors, Eviyatar Borovsky, hy”d, Honenu reports. The three Yitzhar residents were detained at the Yitzhar Junction on a claim that they had barraged an Arab bus with rocks as it passed. During interrogation they denied all charges against them and gave their version of the incident. On Wednesday the three detainees were brought to the Jerusalem Magistrate Court where their remand was extended until today, Friday, April 3. During the deliberation Honenu attorney David HaLevi, who is representing the detainees, pleaded that they were at the Yitzhar Junction when the above mentioned bus arrived at great speed. Border policemen at the site cocked and aimed their weapons at the bus, suspecting that the driver was attempting to run over by-standers, and that soldiers had caused the windshield of the bus to break. According to HaLevi the Yitzhar residents were detained only because they were present at the time of the incident. Honenu filed an appeal on the decision with the Jerusalem District Court. The court ruled on the appeal on Thursday, May 2 and rejected it. Today (Friday, May 3) the Jerusalem Magistrate Court ruled that the three detainees be released to one week of house arrest and required to post bail. The police representative requested that the release be delayed. The release was delayed until 13:00. Honenu attorney Adi Kedar, who represented the detainees today, filed an appeal with the Jerusalem District Court on the release conditions.