Pride March Protest Cases


Honenu pamphlet summarizing relevant cases

Honenu has represented many citizens whose fundamental rights to freedom of expression and freedom of protest have been violated with regard to pride marches. Please see below posts about some of the cases.


November 9, 2022: Another Pride March protester awarded compensation


October 7, 2022: Youth received compensation for two Pride March detentions


August 23, 2022: Detained Pride March protester's appeal not yet handled


June 2, 2022: J'lem Pride March: Over 20 Jews detained due to their religious appearance


April 6, 2022: Strip-searched students awarded 25,500 NIS compensation


February 9, 2022: Pride March protester detained, Honenu appealed

"Dad and Mom = Family The courage to be normal"; Photo credit: Yehuda Chaimov

January 24, 2022: Police to compensate for false detention on Pride March day September 5, 2021: J’lem resident sues over false detention during Pride March August 18, 2021: Another youth compensated for detention at J’lem Pride March August 17, 2021: Police to compensate youth over false detention at J’lem Pride March July 27, 2021: Ra’anana resident compensated over false detention during Pride March July 8, 2021: Complaint filed over Tel Aviv Pride March detentions

Pride March detention; Photo credit: Free use

June 23, 2021: Pro-LGBT campaign posters hung on police station wall June 6, 2021: 2021 Jerusalem Pride March detentions – Update June 3, 2021: 2021 Jerusalem Pride March detentions June 2, 2021: “A Test of Freedom: False Detentions During Pride Month Events” May 3, 2021: Youth to be compensated over false detention during Pride March November 8, 2020: Youths compensated over false detention before Pride March September 22, 2020: Victim of mistaken identity to receive compensation

“Dad and Mom are not numbers!”

July 9, 2020: Complaint filed over violations of Pride March opponents’ rights June 28, 2020: Baseless detentions in Jerusalem on day of Pride March January 30, 2020: Brutally detained Pride March protesters sue police October 3, 2019: Victim of mistaken identity sues police August 15, 2019: Mistaken identity led to detention, distancing order November 9, 2016: Youth detained for six month old Facebook post

Honenu flier in support of the printing house

July 21, 2016: 55-year-old man detained over Facebook post opposing Pride March July 20, 2016: Police give teacher warning in middle of night


See here for a related case in which printing house owners appealed to the Be’er Sheva District Court regarding a ruling which obligates them to compensate Israel’s LGBT Task Force over refusal to print material which violates the owners’ beliefs

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