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Jews detained at Temple Mount gates

Updated: May 19

For a selection of cases in which Honenu Attorneys represented Jews detained on or near the Temple Mount, please click here.

Honenu Attorney Nati Rom; Photo credit: Honenu

Monday, May 10, 2021, 11:58 The police detained three Jews at the gates of the Temple Mount on suspicion of attempting to enter despite a police prohibition. Honenu Attorney Nati Rom is assisting the detainees. Rom: “The dozens of terror attacks on Jews in Jerusalem which do not receive adequate attention from the police and the situation in which the police do not detain the rioting mobs indicate a loss of governmental authority in the capital city of Jerusalem. It is all the more sad to see this detention, especially on Jerusalem Day. The detainees waited for hours to realize their rights to freedom of religion, freedom of movement, and freedom of worship, which were then unacceptably denied to them. Tens of thousands of rioters calling for the destruction of the State of Israel were allowed entry, but a few dozen Jews who came to peacefully pray were not. “It is inexplicable why Israel allows tens of thousands of Israeli citizens who call for the destruction of the State and prepare weapons and rocks to injure security forces and civilians, to incite terror, but Jews are denied freedom of worship. I suggest that the security forces divert their resources to detaining terrorists and eradicating terror.”

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