A personal civil suit for NIS 75,000 ($20,240) was recently filed with the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court against the detectives of the Jerusalem Police Central Unit.
The suit, filed by Adv. Itamar Ben-Gvir, claimed that during a premeditated incident, a group of policemen entered Mea Shearim, one of whom was disguised as a soldier. When one of the young yeshiva bochurim of the community approached the policeman disguised as a soldier and threw a plastic bag at him. The police in civilian clothes then confronted the youth to arrest him.
According to the lawsuit, the student turned to the police and asked what he had done wrong, and the officers jumped on him, grabbed him by the neck, and threw him to the ground. One of the policemen also allegedly struck the youth with his fist.
Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, the student’s lawyer, says, “The conduct of the policemen who jumped and arrested a civilian who wanted to know what the fuss was about was very problematic and the policeman’s behavior against the beard man was an added sin. She continued to pull on the beard in a manner reminiscent of anti-Semitism in Europe, and I hope that the police will bring the perpetrators to justice. ”
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