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Five detained over suspicion to perform Passover sacrifice


Honenu Attorney Moshe Poleski; Photo credit: Honenu


Friday, March 26, 2021, 14:40 On the afternoon of Friday, March 26, the Jerusalem Police detained three Jewish youths suspected of planning to perform the Passover sacrifice in the Old City of Jerusalem the following day. All three youths were interrogated. Honenu Attorney Moshe Poleski assisted the detainees. The previous day (Thursday), in a related incident, the Jerusalem Police raided several homes in the city and conducted searches for young goats that they suspected would be used for the Passover sacrifice in the Old City of Jerusalem, including on the Temple Mount. In the Beit Orot neighborhood, located between the Mount of Olives and Mount Scopus, policemen confiscated several goats from a petting zoo. After the searches, the police detained two suspects. The following morning, after rejecting the police demand to distance the two detainees from the Old City of Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Magistrates Court ordered their unconditional release. Honenu Attorney Moshe Poleski represented the detainees. The Jerusalem Police appealed the release decision with the Jerusalem District Court several hours before the onset of Shabbat. Below are links to previous posts on similar incidents. March 30, 2018 Detentions in the Old City of Jerusalem June 6, 2017 Minor’s right to privacy violated April 9, 2017 Detained Temple Mount activists ordered released

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