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        9/25/2013, Tishrei 21, 5774

      Simchat Torah Celebration for Boaz Albert at Jail


      Supports of Boaz Albert, the Yitzhar resident prevented from living at home due to a restraining order will celebrate Simchat Torah in front of the Russian Compound Detention Center in Jerusalem. The event is being organized by residents of Yitzhar and the Shomron (Samaria) Residents Council and is scheduled for 9:30 PM on Thursday evening. Singing and dancing is planned. The organizers noted that the event has received the police approval. "We will celebrate Simchat Torah together with our friend Boaz Albert who is behind bars for no fault of his own," said Benny Katzover chairman of the Shomron Residents Council.

      Under administrative detention laws, a civilian deemed a threat to security can be issued a restraining order without being charged or convicted of a crime. On Tuesday Albert had chained his legs to the floor using a special home made device which took the police hours to remove. This is the latest attempt for Albert to return to his family in Yitzhar. In a previous attempt, Albert was shot with a stun gun (taser) multiple times which led to a government investigation on police use of the device.