Three Jews detained on Temple Mount on suspicion of praying

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 15:50 On the morning of Sunday, February 14 three Jews were detained on the Temple Mount on suspicion of praying. They were detained for approximately 40 minutes and then released without being interrogated. Police officers informed them that in order to ascend the Temple Mount in the future, they will need to get approval in a hearing before a police officer and they will need to sign on the guarantee demanded by the police. Honenu Attorney Menasheh Yado, from whom the three requested legal counsel, sent an urgent letter to the police in which he clarified in their name that two of them had not prayed at all and the third quietly moved his lips in prayer, and therefore there is no cause to ban them from entering the Temple Mount. Additionally Yado wrote that the search which the policemen carried out on the detainees was illegal, and demanded that police keep the photographic evidence of the visit on the Temple Mount held in order to prove the claims of the three detainees concerning their false detention by the police. For additional, but not all, cases in which Honenu attorneys represented Jews detained on or near the Temple Mount please see the links below. February 11, 2016: Temple Mount activist awarded 32,000 NIS compensation December 28, 2015: District judge strongly criticized Temple Mount police September 8, 2015: Jew detained for reciting blessing on Temple Mount September 6, 2015: Jews banned from Temple Mount allowed to return June 29, 2015: Father and sons assaulted on Temple Mount May 28, 2015: Jewish youth on Temple Mount ‘framed’ May 10, 2015: Bridegroom detained on suspicion of praying on Temple Mount April 20, 2015: Soldier detained on Temple Mount on suspicion of bowing February 5, 2015: Rabbi Elitzur briefly detained on Temple Mount, faces possible ban February 2, 2015: Court criticized police treatment of Temple Mount detainees December 16, 2014: Jewish woman carrying grape juice detained at entry to Temple Mount October 31, 2014: Police request rejected, Temple Mount activists released August 6, 2014: Jewish youth detained on suspicion of singing at gate to Temple Mount May 7, 2014: Temple Mount detainees released February 6, 2014: Temple Mount: Israeli flag, banned – Hamas flag, permitted June 23, 2013: Court: Ban on Jewish prayer on Temple Mount violates freedom of worship May 8, 2013: Temple Mount detainees unconditionally released April 29, 2013: Police selectively enforcing law on Temple Mount, detainee unconditionally released April 23, 2013: Two minors detained on Temple Mount December 19, 2012: Police lost control of Arab mob, abandoned Jewish women October 4, 2012: Jews detained after Arabs riot on Temple Mount

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