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Stop abusing my son
The mother of Yinon Reuveni, who was convicted of setting fire to a church in the north, tells about the difficult conditions in which he is being held and causes damage to the entire family.
Yinon and his family on the wedding day inside the prison
Yinon and his family on the wedding day inside the prisonPhoto: IPS
I want to believe that the harassment of my son and his young daughter-in-law is not deliberate. He wants to believe, but does not succeed.
Every parent faces difficulties, each parent knows what is "grief and raising boys". Difficulties are fine, part of life. The problem begins when someone tries to make it harder and harder to push into the corner.
My husband and I grew up in the big cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. We arrived in the south, out of a sense of mission and joined the Torah core in Ofakim. Assaf came from informal education and spent years working with youth at risk. Today we are both teachers in the religious high school in the city and want to continue to work for the people of Israel in general and the children of Israel in particular.
In recent years, since they came here and arrested Yinon, most of our forces have been directed to his aid, in a desperate attempt to allow him to return to normalcy.
Yinon, my oldest son, was charged and convicted (on the basis of sparse and doubtful evidence ...) in setting fire to a church in the north. The Supreme Court sentenced him to a harsh sentence of 5.5 years in prison, while the burning of synagogues and damage to cemeteries by Arab rioters is treated with contempt by the authorities.
The injury to Yinon did not end with his being sent behind bars. To a large extent, the nightmare had just begun. The conditions under which he is subjected deviate from any norm of rights granted to every prisoner in prison, from a cruel rape to the head of a criminal organization.
During his imprisonment, Yinon managed to cross five different prisons. At first Yinon was in the regular wing of the Ella prison in Be'er Sheva. Where he attended prayers in a minyan and Torah classes, and we, who live in southern Ofakim, visited him often in prison and we spoke by telephone many times.
Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that no one really wanted to make it easier for Yinon and we had these difficult years and Yinon began to wander to remote prisons in the north and center.
All this was tolerable. At one point it was decided to define Yinon as a "member of a terrorist organization." He does not take vacations and avoids calling his family. The only contact he has with the outside world is to visit family members for 40 minutes every two weeks, and for three years he has been imprisoned in solitary confinement, except for one hour a day from his small cell, not to the dining room or to prayers Nor on Yom Kippur, he can not meet other prisoners.
The Shin Bet knows very well that Amnon is not threatening, that he has changed his mind and is waiting for the day when he will be released and rebuild his life, and recently sent a letter to the IPS administration explaining his recent change in his life and his desire to embark on a positive path. Nevertheless, GSS agents do not refrain from presenting an opinion, of course, in any discussion of Yinon's case, according to which Yinon is a dangerous terrorist and even his phone calls with his wife and his parents are liable to harm the public peace ...
As a worried mother, I could not "make do" only on sleepless nights and I set my feet on rabbis, Knesset members and ministers from all walks of life. Everyone understands the absurdity of the fact that memorization does not even get the conditions of terrorists who do 'hapless' in prison, all of them identify with the pain and all promise to help. Everyone comes back at the end with excuses from various excuses. The elected echelon, the decision-makers, succumbed to the intransigence of the GSS and the IPS. I was also in the Ministry of Public Security, responsible for the IPS, with an attentive ear and a sincere desire to help, but even there they were unable to restore normality to the system in charge.
We were forced to celebrate Yinon's wedding in a rather delusional fashion. We spent the days before the wedding in court hearings in petitions in which we asked for a bit of normality at least at the wedding. The petitions were rejected. The canopy was held in a prison with a fairly small number of family members, and the dinner and dancing continued in a nearby hall. The guests danced and danced in front of the bride when the groom was locked in a solitary cell in prison.
Thus, the circle of victims of Yinon's imprisonment has now joined Tehiya, a young girl whom Shinui knew several years ago and whose soul was associated with her soul. The connection with Tehiya is now limited to a visit once every two weeks. It will also be at the mercy of the prison authorities to decide whether the visit will take place behind a glass partition or in the regular visitors' hall.
This is how the Israel Prison Service's trampling system comes to take care of undermining any spark of normality from Yinon's life, not a family, not a minyan on Saturdays and Yom Kippur, and now not even any kind of marital relationship.
As an educator and the mother of a family that moved to the periphery to be a partner in the building and growth of all of Sderot with Israel, I try to believe that the humiliating treatment of Yinon does not stem from an impulse of vengeance.
As one who shares the path that sees every Jew as equal and partner, I would like to believe that memorization is not the victim of the perception that the young people are "enemies" of the nation. I want to believe, but reality is patting me.
My last hope is you, dear Israel. To raise a cry for the terrible injustice done to my son and your voice will be heard. That the decision makers will no longer be able to return us empty and leave us at the mercy of the prison authorities.
Yinon and Tehiya want to build their lives in peace and quiet, but someone up there apparently wants to preserve their hostility and alienation. We can not let this go on.