Daily Israel Report

Ramat Migron Youth Fail Bail, Still in Jail

Five of the youths arrested at the outpost Saturday are still incarcerated because their parents do not have 10,000 shekels to deposit.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/22/2011, 2:24 PM

Ramat Migron after police destruction (archive)
Ramat Migron after police destruction (archive)
Arutz Sheva photo courtesy of Binyamin Residents Committee

Five of the youths arrested at the Ramat Migron outpost Saturday are still incarcerated because their parents have not succeeded in raising 10,000 shekels to deposit as security.

Most of the 18 youths who were arrested on Saturday were released without conditions Monday. However, with regard to five of them, Judge Mirit Forer determined that they would remain under house arrest for seven days.

The judge also ruled that each youth would have to deposit 10,000 shekels as security – as a condition for release to house arrest. She refused to allow them a time extension for raising the money after their release from jail.

Honenu, the NGO that helps Jewish nationalist prisoners, commented that the sum for deposit is an exceedingly steep one, which is usually only meted out in cases where there is a risk of flight from Israel. The youths have no criminal records, and four of them are minors.

Attorney Naftali Wirtzberger, who represents the youths on behalf of Honenu, appealed the verdict but the District Court refused to interfere in the Magistrates' Court decision.

The matter is to go back to the Magistrates' Court Monday for a renewed hearing.