Amiram Ben-Uliel in court

The Israel Prison Service is refusing to allow Amiram Ben-Uliel, who was convicted of murdering the Dawabsheh family in the village of Duma, to pray in a minyan (prayer quorum) on Yom Kippur..

In a petition filed with the court, Ben-Uliel requested that he be allowed to participate in a minyan during the Yom Kippur prayers. The reasons for the petition state that murderous terrorists receive group prayers. The petition also states that Ben-Uliel is in a small cell, with a toilet in the middle of the cell, which prevents him from halakhically praying inside his cell.

In response to the petition, the IPS admitted that terrorists do receive permission to hold group prayers, but stated that Ben-Uliel is a different case.

"The IPS gives ridiculous halakhic rationalizations as to how is it permissible to pray in front of a toilet with a small partition?" Ben Uliel's associates asked.