Far-rightist Baruch Marzel arrested for skipping court date

Marzel will also be questioned in regard to an incident on Tisha B'av at the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

July 30, 2015 11:00
Baruch Marzel

Baruch Marzel . (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Far right activist Baruch Marzel was arrested on Thursday morning for failing to appear at a prior court date, Judea and Samaria police said, adding that he will be questioned in regard to an incident on Tisha B'av at the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Jewish worshipers reported this week that they were holding a prayer service at the site on Tisha B'av when a muezzin began calling Muslims to the building - a holy site for both Jews and Muslims - in order to disrupt the prayer service. The Jewish worshipers asked police to intervene and ended up barricading the muezzin with a room at the building and clashing with security forces.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Judea and Samaria district police said that Marzel was arrested because of the prior warrant, but that he will also be questioned about the Tisha B'av incident, as have several other people who have been called in for questioning in recent days by Hebron police.

Related Content

Jennifer Gorovitz, VP of the New Israel Fund
August 22, 2018
Conservative National-Religious org. attacks liberal groups over funding