Report: Breaking the Silence spokesperson detained in Hebron

Spokesperson for Breaking the Silence Dean Issacharoff was detained by Police for refusal to follow instructions.

September 28, 2018 16:52
Report: Breaking the Silence spokesperson detained in Hebron

Visitors on a tour held by leftwing NGO "Breaking the Silence" walk down Shuhada street in the West Bank city of Hebron April 19, 2017. (photo credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN)


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Spokesperson for Breaking the Silence Dean Issacharoff was detained while leading a tour of the organization in the city of Hebron on Friday.

Issacharoff was asked by IDF officers not to continue beyond a point and refused to comply, which led to his arrest as well as the arrest of one other member in the group that was touring the city. 

Breaking the Silence is a group composed of former IDF soldiers devoted to sharing their experiences from serving in the West Bank and the Gaza strip with Israeli society, which is why they operate guided tours in Hebron and elsewhere.

Executive Director of Breaking the Silence Avner Gvaryahu wrote on social media that "once again two of our guides were arrested in Hebron".

"Rather than letting former soldiers tell what they did in the city", Gvaryahu  wrote, "the army salutes the extreme settlers and follow what they order it to do."

Dean Issacharoff is the son of Jeremy Issacharoff, the current Israeli diplomat in Germany.

The group is highly controversial, as it has accused Israel of committing war crimes in international forums.

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