Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 8:08 On the morning of Tuesday, February 18, Rabbi Yehuda Glick was detained during a tour on the Temple Mount after policemen at the site claimed that he was walking too slowly. Following several hours of interrogation R. Glick was released. However the incident was not over. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar, who is representing R. Glick and who advised him overnight, described the situation: “At midnight last night the Israeli Police aggressively raided the home of former Knesset Member R. Yehuda Glick. Instead of asking R. Glick during the afternoon, by phone, if he had accidentally taken documents from his investigative file, they turned to the court for a search warrant and came to his home at midnight. “From the first moment R. Glick fully cooperated and told the investigators that did not know what they were talking about and that the only documents he had taken were his release papers that he had signed at the end of his interrogation about the ridiculous detention, the false detention of that morning [on the Temple Mount]. “Despite his assertions, the investigators continued the search for a long while, in the process ransacking the house. In the end he was taken to the police station and detained for interrogation, during which he repeated the same testimony. In the morning, he assured them, after they understood that his testimony was true, that he would check with his attorney, to whom he had transferred the documents he had taken.” Keidar concluded with criticism of the police conduct: “Again the Israeli Police have demonstrated impulsive and problematic conduct. All of this in light of the fact that the detention earlier was a false detention, which humiliated the Israeli Police.” For a selection of cases in which Honenu Attorneys represented Jews detained on or near the Temple Mount please see here.
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