Two Additional Minors Arrested in Connection to Jewish Terror Case

Three minors arrested on Sunday expected to consult with lawyer after court lifts order preventing the meeting ■ Some 300 demonstrators protest against alleged violation of detainees' rights

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Demonstrators clash with security forces outside the court in Rishon Letzion earlier this week.
Demonstrators clash with security forces outside the court in Rishon Letzion earlier this week.Credit: Meged Gozani
Yotam Berger
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Israeli security forces on Saturday arrested two minors suspected of involvement in the same Jewish terror case that saw the arrest of three minors at the beginning of the week.

The two study at the same educational institution as the other three, who were arrested on Sunday. A gag order prevents the publication of any details concerning the investigation.

The three minors are expected to consult with a lawyer after the Lod District Court ruled that the order preventing such a meeting would not be extended.

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Meanwhile, some 300 demonstrators protested in front of the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem against alleged violations of the detainees' rights. Protesters held signs reading, "Stop treating our children like terrorists" and "Settlers have basic rights too."

A., the mother of one of the detainees, said at the demonstration that "this struggle is not only our struggle, but that of all the people against this great injustice. It is inconceivable that in our Israel a normal child who studies all day at yeshiva is simply abducted from his class in front of his friends and rabbi."

Rabbi Haim Drukman, a leading religious Zionist, published a video calling for the release of the detained minors. "I appeal to the prime minister from the bottom of my heart to order the immediate release of the minors detained by the Shin Bet. If there is any problem, it is appropriate to investigate them as anyone would be investigated in Israel, but absolutely not in the cellars of the Shin Bet. They're not terrorists," Drukman said in the video.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told the mother of one of the detained minors on Thursday that she had discussed his case with State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan. In a telephone conversation first reported by Artuz Sheva and public broadcaster Kan, Shaked told the mother: "I've spoken to the state prosecutor twice. I can't interfere with the investigation and I don't even know the details."

Shaked added: "I've made the point clear to him and he made sure the district prosecutor follows (the case) in person and reports to him. They've highlighted it and are well aware of it."

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