Shomron Activists Arrested Outside Kerry's Hotel

Shomron residents protest outside Kerry's hotel, call on him not to force Israel to give up land for peace.

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Two activists from the Shomron (Samaria) Residents’ Committee were arrested on Thursday night near the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, where visiting United States Secretary of State John Kerry is staying.

The activists, who arrived with a public address system, called out, “John Kerry - go home." The activists also called on Kerry not to interfere in the affairs of the State of Israel and to worry first and foremost about the ongoing slaughter in Syria.

A few minutes after the activists arrived at the site, they were arrested by officers and their vehicles confiscated.

"The activists legally stopped on the side of the road and called on Kerry to go home and not pressure Israel to give up strategic assets," Sagi Kaisler, the director of the Shomron Residents’ Committee, told Arutz Sheva.

“Even though they did not break the law at any stage and only came to protest against what is shaping up to be another Oslo agreement, the police chose to silence them, confiscate their cars and arrest them.”

The Jerusalem police has not yet responded to Arutz Sheva’s request for comment.

Earlier Thursday evening, hundreds of people demonstrated in front of Kerry’s hotel and demanded that Jonathan Pollard be freed from U.S. jail, after 28 years of incarceration for espionage on behalf of Israel.

The protest was initiated by "The Guild," the student union of Bar Ilan University, and was attended by MKs Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) and Hilik Bar (Labor).