Three kids from the Kfar Chabad village in Israel were arrested on Shabbos by police and driven to a nearby station for questioning.
The kids, aged 10-13, have been spotted walking Shabbos afternoon near the train station.
A police officer said he received a complaint that the three caused damage to the property, specifically to the security booth.
COL’s reporter in Kfar Chabad says he visited the scene after Shabbos and has found nothing to confirm the allegation. “The only thing I found was an overturned chair,” he said.
A few hours after the arrest a police representative from the Rishon Le-Ziyyon station contacted Nachman Reichman, the Kfar security head, and asked him to update the parents.
“This is a grave violation of the law,” a Kfar official said, asking not to be named. “Since they are minors, the policeman was not allowed to arrest them without the parent’s knowledge and especially for a suspicion with no basis.”
After Shabbos ended, the parents traveled to the Rishon Le-Ziyyon Police Station. The kids were was released on bail a few hours after Shabbos. The parents are considering pressing charges.