A policeman is accused of intentionally detaining a frum couple on erev Shabbos close to shekiya, issuing them a summons.
The chareidi couple was heading home to Givat Ada before Shabbos when pulled over by a policeman who issued them a summons, unwilling to permit them to continue and have the summons sent in the mail. This, according to the couple, led to Chilul Shabbos.
The couple, heading home for Shabbos with their three small children, made a left turn in a lane forbidding a turn and the vehicle was pulled over. The driver and his wife tried explaining that it is almost Shabbos, asking to have the summons mailed and to permit them to head home.
The driver explains “It’s 4:10PM and after the beginning of Shabbos. Don’t detain us. This is what is called hate for Jews”.
The Arab policeman explains, “You can say what you wish. I am writing the summons. You have time until the sun sets, till shekiya. Continue filming.” In the video shown by Kikar News, the policeman remains calm and respectful.
The driver continues to accuse the policeman of “hating Jews” while the policeman asks “respect the law and show respect for police. I held you all total for five minutes”.
In the Kikar Shabbos report, the couple is quoted saying they were thinking about making Shabbos on the road “but because our children were in the vehicle” this did not happened as one of the children is under 2-years-old.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)