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  5/23/2014, Iyar 23, 5774

Judge Rejects House Arrest for 'Anti-Pope Extremists'


Judge Shmuel Herbst of the Jerusalem Magistrates Court rejected on Friday afternoon a request by police to place under house arrest two Jewish youths who were arrested for posting notices against the pope.

The police claimed that the two's actions were incitement to racism but the judge accepted the claims of Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir, who represented the two on behalf of the Honenu legal organization, and stated that "theological debates and disputes between religious have always existed and these arguments do not constitute a danger to public security."

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