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Jerusalem Magistrate Court: Jews detained in Kfar Qusra incident to be released

Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:08 On Tuesday, January 7 a group of Jews hiking in the region of Esh Kodesh were assaulted by Arabs from Kfar Qusra in a lynch attempt. The assailants were not detained, however seven Jews were detained during the night following the incident. On Friday, January 10 Jerusalem Magistrate Court Judge Mordechai Kaduri rejected the police request to extend the remand of the seven detainees. In light of the judge’s decision the police representative requested that the carrying out of the detainees’ release be delayed in order to allow the police to appeal to the district court on the decision. Judge Kaduri accepted the request and in light of the fact that it was Friday and Shabbat was approaching he ruled on a delay until 12:30. Honenu attorney Adi Kedar is representing six of the detainees. Honenu reports that, “Unfortunately we are once again witnesses to a case in which the police detain the victims of an assault while the assailants and terrorists walk freely.” Update: Please click here for an Arutz Sheva report on the incident and here for an interview, in English, with a spokesman from Esh Kodesh. Also Arabs posted a video clip showing the injuries they caused to unarmed Jews, seven of whom are the above mentioned detainees, hiking in the region of Esh Kodesh. See here.

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