Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hebron Cont'd

Arutz 7:-

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ordered the police Sunday evening to release Hevron community activist Noam Federman from custody. Federman was arrested on Sunday morning on charges of attacking and injuring policemen who were destroying his family's home on an unauthorized outpost. During the hearing, several policemen testified that Federman was hand-cuffed at the time he was accused of assaulting the officers.

Hundreds are taking part in efforts to rebuild the Federman home. The Attorney General has ordered an investigation into vocal responses by eyewitnesses to the demolition.


Settlers, for their part, argued that security forces carried out the evacuation without a preliminary order and that they did not give the outpost's residents time to pack up their belongings...

...The Yesha settlement council, for its part, also issued a condemnation of the verbal attacks, branding those responsible for them "troublemakers."

The settler leaders said: "The defamatory words that were spoken by troublemakers this morning against IDF soldiers are particularly grave, and deserve every condemnation. But there is nothing in this to lessen the gravity of the acts the government has initiated in Hebron including the evacuation of a farm in which Jews have live for two years and the insertion of Palestinian police in the city."

...Attorney General Meni Mazuz on Sunday called for an incitement investigation against right wing activists, hours after rioting by settlers in the West Bank that included the desecration of headstones at a Muslim cemetery near Kiryat Arba.

During the rioting, settlers hurled abuse at security forces personnel, and called for a "revenge attack" against them in response to the evacuation of an illegal outpost built by Right-wing activist Noam Federman near Kiryat Arba.

"We hope they will be defeated by their enemies, that they will all be [kidnapped IDF soldier] Gilad Shalit, that they will all be killed and all slaughtered because this is what they deserve," they said.

In a letter released Sunday, Mazuz said that statements made by right-wing activists during the rioting "crossed a red line", and are not protected under freedom of speech.


...Police in the West Bank confirmed on Sunday morning that they arrested Noam Federman - a well-known right wing activist whose family resided in the outpost - during the eviction for assaulting and injuring police officers and causing one officer a broken leg. Two minors thought to be Federman's daughters were also arrested for damaging the police vehicle which came to evacuate them from the area.

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Sunday evening, however, ordered the police to release Federman from custody without preliminary terms.

The decision was made after several policemen testified that Federman was hand-cuffed at the time when he allegedly assaulted and injured their colleagues...

...Extreme right activists on Sunday afternoon began to rebuild a small unauthorized outpost which was evacuated by security forces earlier in the day. The IDF, according to reports, stood by idly as the settlers sorted through the debris on the outskirts of Hebron and Kiryat Arba...

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