'Stop the abuse of the Hilltop youth'

Legal precedent: Jerusalem District Court releases right-wing activist despite a suspended sentence imposed on him for the same offense.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Itamar Ben Gvir
Itamar Ben Gvir

The Jerusalem District Court accepted the appeal of right-wing activist Moshe Orbach, submitted by attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, and released him to probation despite a suspended sentence for the same offense.

Yesterday morning, police raided an apartment in Jerusalem where administrative detainees from Judea and Samaria lived and arrested many of them on the grounds that they had violated the deportation orders against them.

Auerbach was brought to the Magistrate's Court Monday evening. At the hearing, attorney Rehavia Pilz asked the police representative whether Orbach was going to disrupt the investigation and the police representative admitted that there was no such fear.

At the end of the hearing, Judge Benki ordered the extension of his detention by two days in order to allow the police to continue their investigation, while ignoring the fact that the police representative admitted that there was no danger that Orbach would endanger the investigation, and said that the ruleing was made in light of the suspended sentence against Orbach.

Following an appeal filed with the Jerusalem District Court today, Judge Irit Cohen released Auerbach to a one-day house arrest.

The judge accepted Ben-Gvir's claim that even if there is a danger from Auerbach, his expulsion from Jerusalem and house arrest can be released within a day. The judge ruled that there was no argument that there was an investigation and therefore there is no place for detention.

Attorney Ben-Gvir said in response, "Arrest is not a punishment and the police must internalize that. We must stop the harassment of hilltop youth."