Twenty-two of the Emanuel mothers did not report to police custody on Thursday night as required, seemingly unable to leave their children. They headed home, unable to bear the reality of not seeking their loved ones for two weeks.
A special hearing of the High Court of Justice was held on Friday, and a number of possibilities were discussed, including waving the prison term, permitting them to enter prison after the fathers are done with their two weeks, and delaying the mother’s requirement to report to police custody until after shabbos. Justice Edmond Levy announced the latter, instructing the 22 mothers to turn themselves in on Sunday, June 20th. Two fathers also failed to appear, and only 33 of the men were placed in custody on Thursday night instead of the 35 appearing on the court’s list.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)