Right-wing Israelis Break Into Home of Justice Minister to Protest Shalit Deal

Protesters bypass Yaakov Neeman’s guards, pound on front door and chant slogans against the justice minister's decision to release Palestinian prisoners.

Right-wing activists broke into the home of Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman early Sunday morning in protest of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal.

The protesters, who were able to bypass Neeman’s security guards, knocked on the front door of the house while chanting slogans against the justice minister and against the release of Palestinian prisoners, as well as in favor of releasing Jewish prisoners who had previously targeted Arabs.

Yaakov Neeman (Emil Salman)
Justice Minister Yaakov NeemanEmil Salman

Far-right activist Baruch Marzel commended on the protests, saying that Neeman “has done absolutely nothing” during his term and that his first act is “giving amnesty to 600 murderers.”

The protests at Neeman’s home come on the heels of a demonstration in front of President Shimon Peres’ home, as he is in charge of granting amnesty.