|On Aug. 11, police released three teenage girls after they were arrested with another 37 people on a march from Nablus to Jericho in the West Bank on Aug. 10. The three said police refused them medical treatment as well as food and water was provided only when they protested. A journalist photographing the march filmed police mistreatment of the hikers. Haaretz reporter Haim Levinson has footage of police attacking him and confiscating his camera.
Leading Rabbis Dov Lior and Shmuel Eliyahu refused a police summons for investigation in the case of Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira. The rabbis endorsed the Jewish legal [halachic] work “Torat HaMelech,” authored by Rabbi Shapiro regarding the laws of the Jewish people at war with non-Jews. In early August, Rabbi Shapira, suspected of incitement against Arabs, was arrested in the early hours of the morning by a large security force in Yitzhar in northern Samaria. Shapira, head of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Yitzhar, was released a day later.