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  7/31/2011, Tammuz 29, 5771

Legal Forum: Release Photographer and Return His Camera


The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel demanded, Sunday evening, that police immediately release a photographer who was arrested after he took pictures of the police arresting five girls in the Muslim Quarter near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. The group also demanded that the police return the photographer's camera.

The girls had decided to hold their own torchlight parade around the Old City walls for the new Jewish month of Av to protest last week's police decision to prohibit such a march because of an anticipated crowd of 30,000 Muslims on the Temple Mount for the first evening of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Last year's march around the gates for the beginning of Av drew 5,000 participants.