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Former MK Yehudah Glick arrested, suspected of trying to smuggle Palestinian

Yehudah Glick

Yehudah Glick

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On Saturday night, police detained former Likud MK Yehudah Glick for questioning after a guy he said was a Palestinian hitchhiker he was carrying to Jerusalem turned out to lack legal entry paperwork.

Glick, a longtime supporter of Jewish rights on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, was suspected of attempting to transport the guy out of the West Bank, despite the fact that the former lawmaker was a Palestinian.

 


Hadas Glick, Glick's wife, stated the couple spent the weekend in the Har Gilo settlement.

When they returned, they were approached by a man who claimed to be from the nearby Palestinian town of Walaja and requested a trip to Jerusalem's Malha district. According to Hadas Glick, the individual assured them he had all of the appropriate documents.

 

She claimed that the officer at the checkpoint first informed them they could continue, but Glick insisted on having the hitchhiker's documents checked for legitimacy.

 

When the officer discovered the papers were falsified, he turned on Glick, claiming that under the law, he should have let the man out of the car before the checkpoint so that he could approach it on foot.

A driver who is caught carrying an unauthorized alien in Israel faces a two-year prison sentence.

 


Glick was instructed to get into a neighboring police vehicle by the officer. Officers handcuffed him and transported him to a Border Police base in Atarot for questioning after he refused.

He was released after several hours on a NIS 5,000 ($1,520) bond. The Palestinian man was transferred to Ofer Prison as a detainee.

 


"It's an awful feeling," Hadas explained. “We acted like any other human.”

Glick recently ran for president of Israel, but was unable to gain enough support from the 120 members of the Knesset, who ultimately elected Isaac Herzog, who entered office last week.

 


Glick recently ran for president of Israel, but was unable to gain enough support from the 120 members of the Knesset, who ultimately elected Isaac Herzog, who entered office last week.

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