Due to legal pressure on police, woman detained during clashes between Arabs and Esh Koshesh residen

Monday, November 18, 2013 19:02 Fierce clashes broke out on the morning of Monday, November 18 between approximately 200 Arabs and several dozen residents of the Esh Kodesh community in the Shiloh Bloc after the latter attempted to prevent Arabs from entering and plowing State land adjacent to their community. One Shiloh Bloc resident was detained and quickly released due to legal pressure placed on the police. The resident was detained on suspicion that she had attempted to physically prevent the Arabs from plowing the land and held an iron rod. Due to legal pressure the police decided to immediately release the woman, whose son suffers from a serious medical condition, a rare sickness which necessitates medicinal treatment. “Instead of detaining the Arabs operating in an organized manner with the clear goal of taking control of Jewish land, the police fear Abu-Mazen and detain only Jews,” said an Esh Kodesh resident present during the clashes. “It is unfortunate that the police ‘apprehend’ specifically the mother of a sick child, and not the Arab criminals attempting to plow our land.” Honenu attorney Adi Kedar, who is representing the detainee, reported that, “After the mother was detained on suspicion of committing a violent crime and she denied all charges, legal pressure was applied on the police, including by Honenu. The police then changed their minds and released the detainee.”

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