'Naor statue' placed near Supreme Court

Golden statue of Supreme Court President found near court. Public Security Minister: No reason to open investigation.

Tags: Miriam Naor
Eliran Aharon , | updated: 10:42 AM

The Naor statue
The Naor statue
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The Supreme Court's security guards were shocked to discover this morning, Thursday, that a golden statue of current Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor was placed next to the court by unknown persons.

Police were called to the scene. The statue was later removed by employees of the Jerusalem municipality.

Police who arrived at the scene questioned a number of people suspected of being involved in the statue, but released them shortly after recording their names and identity numbers..

Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan clarified this morning that he had no reason to open an investigation into the matter. "Reports on the 'police investigation' regarding the statue's placement next to the Supreme Court do indeed require an explanation by the police as to what offense is being investigated and exactly what is being investigated," he said on Twitter. "Not every protest presentation justifies an investigation, certainly not one that does not call for violence or Illustrate violent action."

There are close to 40,000 illegal infiltrators from African countries alone in Israel. Five Supreme Court judges ruled this week that deportation to a third country has not been shown to endanger infiltrators, and therefore it is possible to "deport voluntarily," but only voluntarily. The ruling aroused the anger of residents of southern Tel Aviv, whose lives have become a nightmare in recent years due to a rise in the number of crimes perpetrated by the illegals.

The ruling states that it is forbidden to hold illegal infiltrators in jail for more than sixty days. After sixty days, an infiltrator can be kept in custody only when the person does not cooperate with his distancing or when there is danger to the public. The judges ruled that refusing to move to a third country does not constitute noncooperation with his distancing, such that if a person refuses to be expelled to a third country, he cannot be jailed.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri responded to the judges' decision, saying, "I toured southern Tel Aviv, and I saw the daily suffering of the residents," Deri said. "Their lives in the past few years have become unbearable. This difficult reality is also the lot of Eilat, Jerusalem, Pardes Katz, Petah Tikva, Hadera, Netanya, Ashdod, and various other cities around Israel."

"It's time to put an end to the affair, and I intend to do work on several levels to help the Israeli citizens who are suffering so much."