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  11/18/2013, Kislev 15, 5774

Att'y Ben-Gvir: Police Freedom of Expression, Movement


The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court today (Monday) denied the request of police to order the distancing of four minor girls from the Temple Mount gates, from where they were taken into custody last night.

The judge determined that the girls had the right to pray in the area, adding that he did not see any justification for the police to have arrested the girls and then keep two of them them overnight in detention.

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who is representing the girls, said, "There is absolutely no doubt that if we were speaking of Muslim girls or 'Women of the Wall', the police would be safeguarding their right to pray.  But when it comes to Jewish girls, there are no rights. The police violate freedom of expression and movement."