A Chabad community site reports from Israel…
A group of Chabad Chassidim from Tzfas (Safed), Israel were arrested on Friday for carrying signs that read "The Lubavitcher Rebbe Warns: Giving Land - Submission To The Enemy," accused of 'incitement against the Prime Minister.'
Leading members of Israel's coalition government arrived in the Israeli city of Tzfas (Safed) this past Friday to spend the weekend in northern Israel.
Local Chabad Chassidim utilized the opportunity to peacefully protest the ceding of land to the Arabs, marching with banners stating "The Lubavitcher Rebbe Warns: Giving land - Submission To The Enemy."
After some three hours of protesting, a vehicle pulled up alongside them. Out stepped members of the security detail of the visiting politicians, who notified them that they are under arrest, and hauled them away to the local police station.
(Similar protestors who were beside them, protesting for government action to release Gilad Shalit, were left alone by the police. – see the picture)
At the station, they were interrogated by local police and members of the Israel Internal Security Police, the Shabak.
They were told by their interrogators that they were arrested for 'incitement against the Prime Minister.' Following the intervention of local community figures and members of the Knesset, they were released on bail late Friday afternoon, sparing them from spending Shabbos behind bars.
A court date was set for Sunday.
The secular Israeli government is VERY worried about a significant public movement, particularly by the religious public, on the Land of Israel and will take measures to suppress the possibility.