The Jerusalem District Court accepted, Thursday, appeals filed by the Honenu legal-aid organization against the detention of Jews arrested by police as a result of altercations resulting from provocations by Arabs and leftists, this week, in Judea and Samaria. During a hearing related to a provocation on the evening of Simchat Torah next to the Binyamin-region community of Nachliel, police were ready to release one of two detainees. The judge also ordered the outright release of the second detainee after police admitted his detention was not necessary for the continuation of the investigation. The appeal in the detainee's case was based on his not being identified during a police lineup.
In the case of a Shabbat altercation next to the southern Hevron Hills community of Ma'on, the judge ordered the release of two detainees to two weeks of house arrest. The judge sharply criticized the police for not arresting any of the Arabs or leftists involved in the provocations.