West Bank stone-throwing leaves 2 wounded
J'lem court frees 23 activists on bail charged with throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles near Ramat Migron outpost.
DONKEY rests near the Ramat Migron outpost Photo: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
A Jerusalem court on Sunday freed on bail 23 right-wing activists arrested
Saturday on charges of throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles on Route 60 near
the fledgling Ramat Migron outpost.
According to the Jerusalem
Magistrates Court, 22 out of the 23 were minors. The court issued injunctions
mandating that the activists stay away from Ramat Migron for 60 days, unless
they could prove it was their place of residence.
The activists were also
charged with entering a closed military zone. They were freed on bail of NIS 500
to NIS 5,000.
According to the court, a Palestinian was injured by the
stone-throwing. A police officer was injured during the
According to the Border Police, officers found stonethrowing
paraphernalia at the scene. The spokesman said that there were two incidents of
stone-throwing, separated by an hour. In the second, the activists’ faces were
The Ramat Migron outpost is located on the same hilltop as the
Migron outpost, which is due to be evacuated later this month, but they are not
Chanamel Dorfman of Ramat Migron denied the charges of
stone-throwing, and instead claimed the police had come to Ramat Migron to
harass the scores of teens who had gathered there for Shabbat.
said that the police and Border Police came to Ramat Migron three times in the
span of 24 hours – first at 1 a.m. on Saturday, then at 5 p.m. and then just
after Shabbat ended. The arrests occurred at 5 p.m.
charged that the security forces had destroyed one of the temporary wooden
structures in the small outpost. He provided The Jerusalem Post with 11 photos
of the demolished structure.
In a separate incident, security forces on
Saturday destroyed a temporary structure in the fledgling Mitzpe Avihai outpost
outside of the Kiryat Arba settlement.
MK Michael Ben-Ari (National
Union) on Sunday wrote a letter to Shas ministers in which he complained that
the Border Police had desecrated Shabbat by demolishing structures.
asked them to clarify if the rabbinical leaders supported demolitions on
But according to the Border Police spokesman, the Mitzpe Avihai
demolition did not involve a home, or even a permanent structure, but a
temporary construction more like a succa.
Both the spokesman and the
Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria said there is a policy against home
demolitions on Shabbat.
He denied reports that a wooden structure had
been demolished at the Ramat Migron outpost on Saturday.