Three Knesset Members from Meretz were denied entry to the Ben Gurion Airport detention facility upon their ‘surprise’ visit to see the 22 yr-old American woman who has been held for over five days now.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
Meretz Members of Knesset Tamar Zandberg, Issawi Farig and Musi Raz were not allowed to visit Lara Alqasem, the Florida university student who has been detained by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) at Ben-Gurion Airport for alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activity since arriving in Israel on Tuesday.
Lara Al-qasem, once served as Florida University president of Students for Justice in Palestine, an anti-Israel group which supports the BDS movement against Israel’s existence. Continue Reading »
Shouting “Allahu akbar” (Arabic for “God is greater”) at non-Muslims on the Temple Mount now constitutes a ‘disturbance of the peace,’ ruled a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge.
By Israel Today Staff
A Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge ruled that Shouting “Allahu akbar” – Arabic for “God is greater” at non-Muslims on the Temple Mount constitutes a disturbance of the peace.
Paid Palestinian activists yelling “Allahu akbar” at visiting Jewish Israelis on the Temple Mount
From experience it is known that shouting the chant other than in times of prayer is often used during riots and usually accompanies violence and terrorism. Continue Reading »
Cleared for release: Police arrested 2 Palestinian Arabs who brought explosive materials to Jerusalem, and the minor that assembled the 13 pipe-bombs for Temple Mount riots.
By Uzi Baruch
Three Arabs were arrested in a joint operation by the Israel Police and the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet), it was cleared for publication Friday, for preparing a weapons cache to use against security forces on the Temple Mount.
13 homemade ‘Pipe bombs’ – Photo courtesy: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit
The Jerusalem District Attorney filed an indictment against the three – two adults and one minor from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber – in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court. Continue Reading »
Engineer Dirar Abu Sisi, who headed Hamas’ ‘terrorist military academy’ in Gaza, extended the range of Qassam rockets to kill even more innocent Jewish civilians in Israel.
By Ari Soffer
An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian engineer from Gaza to 21 years in jail Tuesday for helping the Islamist terrorist movement Hamas to improve the range of rockets used against the Jewish state.
Dirar Abu Sisi went missing in Ukraine in February 2011, and Israel said a month later that he was in its custody and would be put on trial. He was apparently arrested in an operation by Israeli secret service agents. Continue Reading »
Yehudah Glick wins NIS 650K law suit against the Israel Police for banning him for 2 years from visiting the Temple Mount for previously uttering a Jewish prayer at the site.
Activists hailed what they labeled as an historic victory on Monday, after the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court issued a ruling ostensibly backing claims that Jews be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.
Dome of the Rock compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City is seen from the Mount of Olives January 9. – Photo: EUROPEAN JEWISH ASSOCIATION
Activist Yehudah Glick had brought a law suit against the Israel Police for banning him for two years from visiting the site because of video evidence of him praying there. Continue Reading »
8 Arab men, aged 18-45, some affiliated with Fatah or Hamas, were charged with “incitement to violence or terror & supporting a terrorist group” on Facebook, a Justice Ministry statement read.
Eight Palestinians from East Jerusalem were indicted Monday for inciting anti-Jewish violence and supporting “terror” in postings on Facebook, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman said.
Social media campaign calling Palestinians to attack Jews – Facebook
The eight men, aged 18-45 and several with them affiliated with Fatah and Hamas, were charged at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court with “incitement to violence or terror and supporting a terrorist group” on Facebook, a ministry statement read. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court Judge overrules Police remand of youths who put up posters calling on ‘impure’ Pope to leave Israel.
By Orly Harari, Gil Ronen
Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court Judge Shmuel Herbst rejected early Friday afternoon a request by police to place two youths under house arrest for seven days, distance them from Jerusalem and slap them with a security deposit after they were caught putting up posters hostile to Pope Francis.
Judge Herbst – Courts Website
The posters said, among other things, that Christianity is an “accursed” religion that is complicit in the murder of millions of Jews, and that its leaders dream of “annihilating the Jewish state.” It called on the “impure” pope to “get out of our holy land” and “return the stolen vessels of the Temple.”
Police claimed this was incitement to racism but the judge rejected this, determining that “theological arguments and disputes between religions have existed from time immemorial and these arguments do not constitute a danger to the public.”
The judge added that there is a “very weak” case to be made against the sentence that says Christians dream of annihilating the Jewish state, but that it does not constitute racism in any case. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court orders Arab rock-throwing attacker to pay his ultra-Orthodox Israeli victim NIS 2.5 million compensation ‘as an example’ for brutal assault.
By Moshe Cohen
A Jerusalem court on Thursday ordered a Jerusalem Arab to pay a haredi Israeli NIS 2.5 million (over $750,000) as compensation for an attack he carried out against a Jewish worshipper.
The incident took place in 2008, when the victim was on his way to pray at the Tomb of Shimon the Righteous (Kever Shimon HaTzaddik), a Talmudic sage. The Tomb is located in a predominantly Arab area of Jerusalem, although there is a Jewish community there. Continue Reading »
The prosecution contends that transferring control of the Holy site to a subcontractor will limit the gov’t’s freedom to act in the area.
The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court is to hold a hearing on Tuesday on the attorney general’s request to cancel an agreement for the settler organization Elad-the City of David Foundation to manage the entire southern section of the Western Wall.
Israel Police Special Patrol Unit vehicles stationed near the Western Wall compound. February 25, 2014. – Photo: Olivier Fitoussi
The agreement between the Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem (JQDC), which owns the area, and the right-wing, religious group was meant to go into effect on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
Arab MK Mohammed Barakeh was found guilty in Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court of beating someone at left-wing protest 8 years ago, with 3 other charges dropped.
By Golad Morag
Hadash MK Mohammed Barakeh was found guilty Sunday of attacking a person at a left-wing protest in Tel Aviv eight years ago. According to the charges, Barakeh approached a person who was documenting the protest, elbowed him in the ribs and punched him.
Mohammed Barakeh MK, February 28, 2006 – Photo: Haaretz Archive
Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court overturned other charges, including an attack on an IDF soldier in the central West Bank village of Bil’in; two other charges have also been dropped over the years. Continue Reading »