Court: Keys are in Emmanuel parents' hands

June 22, 2010 12:47

The court reiterated Tuesday that the “keys to the prison” were in the parents' hands, as they could still avoid incarceration by accept the court's ruling, or end it in the case of incarcerated fathers.

Mordechai Green, attorney for the Emmanuel parents, said upon exiting the courtroom on Tuesday that he was confident the justices would take the welfare of the children into account, and waive the order to imprison the mothers for two weeks. Green stressed that this was also the stance of the State Attorney's Office, following the recommendation of the Ministry of Social Services, and even the original petitioner in the case.During the hearing, the court also warned the parents that refusing to return their girls to the re-unified school could be detrimental to their aspirations to open a private school in the future.

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