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  8/19/2012, Elul 1, 5772

Court Orders Gas Tanks Returned to Ramat-Migron Youth


The Jerusalem Magistrates Court ordered, Sunday, that police return gas cylinders they had confiscated from youth during a solidarity Shabbat in the Binyamin-region outpost community of Ramat-Migron. The tanks were among other items, such as tools, identification cards, wallets, cellular phones and religious items that were confiscated. During a court hearing, the police did not object to return of the wallets and the religious items but claimed possession of the gas cylinders could constitute a crime, noting that gas tanks had been used in the past for violent acts.

The court accepted the argument of attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir that there was no evidence that the tanks in question had been used for illegal purposes. Ben-Gvir, who claimed police harassment of the youth, said the time had come for the police to realize that the youth have civil rights.