Dozens of Kfar Darom youth imprisoned in Beersheva

Saturday, August 20, 2005 | 
Police transported four busloads of young people between the ages of 11 and 21, who had barricaded themselves in the Kfar Darom synagogue, to a wing of the Beersheba prison that had been prepared specifically to hold residents of Gush Katif. When their parents arrived at the prison, they were greeted by Yossi Cohen, the superintendent, who told them to go home (though they don't have a home to go to) because their children would spend the night in custody under interrogation. The parents were advised to return in the morning with an attorney. Cohen said that children who identified themselves would be allowed to call their families. But many of these young Zionists refused, identifying themselves only as "Jews from the Land of Israel."

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