An IDF soldier was detained this afternoon on the Har Habayis for allegedly bowing a slight bow. According to the police, at the exit from the Har Habayis, the soldier walked backwards, facing the site of the Bais Hamikdosh and bowed a slight bow, in the manner in which Jews are accustomed to leave a shul and other holy places.
The soldier was taken to a police station adjacent to the Har Habayis. Attorney Rechavia Piltz hurried to the station in order to work towards the release of the soldier.
The Honenu organization in a statement said: “The detention of an IDF soldier because he dared to honor the site of the Holy Temple is a disgrace. The fact that a detention such as this was carried out on the eve of Israeli Independence Day is a badge of shame for the State of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, the capital city.”