Hundreds of people demonstrated Tuesday outside the home of Minister Ayelet Shaked in the Ramat Hahayal district in Tel Aviv against the detention conditions of three minors in custody of the Shin-bet.
The minors are prevented from meeting their lawyers and their situation remains unknown. Large police forces blocked access to the minister's house and prevented the protesters from reaching the house.
The demonstration was attended by the father of one of the minors and the mother of another minor. The mother founded Shaked as mother for mother. "I am a mother and you are a mother, I ask you, Minister Shaked, you are dealing with a matter of life and death, I beg that my son gets permission to meet a lawyer, that our children full justice to meet a lawyer, that is what I am asking you to do, that is what my heart wants, that it should also enter your heart, that is all I ask. "
"Even terrorists get lawyers [Nazi war criminal] Demjanjuk had a lawyer. Why is it that our children – good children who fight for our country – do not get one? I beg you to intervene so that they can have a lawyer, "the mother added.
Micahl Phua, a social activist, said during the meeting: "Minister Shaked, you can start something new – from this evening on." Once in Duma they lied to you and said that there is no torture. Do not let them lie to you again. Stop the injustice, they do everything to get a confession. "The Jewish Department in the Shin Bet must be dismantled." Take your hand off the boys. "We will not sleep until the boys are released.
Responding to the demonstration in front of her house, the Minister of Justice said she had discussed the issue with the prosecutor and made it clear that she expected the rights of suspects to be legally protected, including allowing detained young people their lawyer .
"Of course the minister is not aware of the investigation and can not intervene", Shaked said in a statement.