Photo: Dan Balilti
Noam Federman
Photo: Dan Balilti

Federman detained after trying to sacrifice goat for Passover

Extreme right-wing activist taken in for questioning with his three children after arriving at Temple Mount with goat for sacrifice. 'It's a disgrace that police prevent Jews from keeping Passover sacrifice mitzvah,' he says

Extreme right-wing activist Noam Federman was detained for questioning Wednesday afternoon along with his children after arriving at the Temple Mount with a goat for sacrifice.


Federman was stopped by police at the gates of the Temple Mount with the goat he planned to sacrifice for the Passover holiday, and taken to the nearby police station by squad car.


After his investigation, Federman was released with his children, aged 12, 10 and seven-years-old, that accompanied him to the holy site.


Police banned Federman from going near the Old City in Jerusalem for one week.


"It's a disgrace that the police prevent Jews from keeping the Passover sacrifice mitzvah," Federman told Ynet.


"Detectives came and claimed I was violating a court order. I asked them which order and they said 'you'll see it at the station'. There, it turned out there was no order, but I was detained for questioning because of conduct that could have disturbed the peace," he continued.


Federman added that his goat had also been confiscated, and that he would demand to get it back: "I brought that goat from my farm, I chose the best goat I had, of the Alpine species."


Federman is no stranger to the inside of a police station, and has taken part in numerous protests that led to his detention.


Recently, a restraining order was issued against Federman banning him from approaching Brigadier General Noam Tibon, commander of the IDF's Judea and Samaria Division, after Federman made threatening remarks at the Tibon, including, "How come you're leaving your wife home alone?"


פרסום ראשון: 04.08.09, 16:30
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