Soldier detained on Temple Mount on suspicion of bowing

Monday, April 20, 2015, 15:24 An IDF soldier was detained on the afternoon of Monday,


Detained soldier, Photo credit: Students for the Temple Mount

Detained soldier, Photo credit: Students for the Temple Mount


April 20 on the Temple Mount for allegedly bowing a slight bow. According to the police, at the exit from the Temple Mount the soldier walked backwards, facing the site of the Holy Temple and bowed a slight bow, in the manner in which Jews are accustomed to leave a synagogue and other holy places. The soldier was taken to a police station adjacent to the Temple Mount. Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz hurried to the station in order to work towards the release of the soldier. Honenu: “The detention of an IDF soldier because he dared to honor the site of the Holy Temple is a disgrace. The fact that a detention such as this was carried out on the eve of Israeli Independence Day is a badge of shame for the State of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, the capital city.”

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