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Court Accuses Israeli Police of Serious PRO-Arab Discrimination…makes me want to cry

Police keep Jewish minors in arrest and breach their rights while letting Arabs in their 30s who clashed with the youths go free.
The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ruled to release two Jewish youths aged 13 and 14 to house arrest, after they were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a brawl with Arabs on Monday – in a case that has raised accusations of racial discrimination.

The youths, who were represented by Attorney David Halevy of the Honenu legal aid organization, were suspect of taking part in the altercation adjacent to their homes on Shivtei Yisrael Street in central Jerusalem, located to the northwest of the Old City and near Arab majority neighborhoods.

A quarrel broke out between a group of six Jewish children aged between 10 and 14 on one side, and three Arab men aged in their late 20s and 30s on the other.

Police arrested two Jews and two Arabs, but for unexplained reasons chose to unconditionally release the two Arabs who were involved in the brawl. It is suspected that one of the Arabs who was released beat one of the children with a stick and wounded him.

While the Arabs were let go, the two Jewish children were left in detainment overnight, and on Tuesday morning the police requested to extend the detention by three days.

Attorney Halevy sharply criticized the police policy, saying, “the worst thing is that the police in advance give preference to the version of the minorities. Why? No reason.”


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