Jerusalem protest detainees released
Wednesday, June 6, 21:45 The four detainees from today’s protest in Jerusalem have been unconditionally released at the police station, Honenu reports. Today a Knesset vote was held on the “Regulation Law” which was intended to prevent the evacuation of the Ulpana Neighborhood in Beit El. Simultaneously a march was organized by residents of the neighborhood and their supporters in Jerusalem. The announcement of law’s rejection raised ire among the marchers and when the march approached the Knesset building, an angry protest broke out. During the protest Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union party reported to Honenu that his parliamentary aide, right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir, had been detained (not arrested, as previously reported) after he objected to the use of mounted police and horses, endangering the lives of the protesters. Also two minors, one suspected of cursing a policeman and the other of pushing a policeman, were detained. An additional adult was detained on suspicion of disturbing a policeman in the line of duty. After several hours of interrogation at the Moriah Police Station, the four detainees were unconditionally released at the station. Honenu attorney Adi Kedar handled the case.