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Meir Ettinger

Meir Ettinger, grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who has been in administrative detention for close to eight months, petitioned the Be’er Sheva District Court to allow him to participate in his newborn boy’s circumcision, the Honenu legal aid society announced. The court will hear his petition on Sunday. Attorney Sima Kokhav said that administrative detainees should have the same rights as regular prisoners, considering the latter have actually committed crimes.

Ettinger requested a special leave on Monday to partake in the his first-born son’s bris. The hearing will be held at 10 AM, Sunday.

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Ettinger has been detained without any proof or even specific allegation of wrongdoing by an order of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, first for six months, followed by a four-month extension.

Ettinger has been kept in a separate, isolated cell, surrounded by Arab terrorists and is not permitted to use the phone other than a few family members. He recently went on a 17-day hunger strike to protest his condition.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. The Israeli government does everything in its power to make Israel more luring for Jews in the Galut.
    I can't wait to make Aliyah only to thrown into jail for years without even being charged. This is very attractive for all of us over here!

  2. Not only Ya'alon, but the entire Israeli Government are a disgrace. They are quick to incarcerate their own without charges, negotiate with terrorists and let murderers go free. They enforce a ludicrous "Purity of Arms" doctrine and equally ludicrous "Rules of Engagement" that only benefit the enemy and then proceed to incarcerate members of the IDF who appear not to have followed this insanity to the letter. Where are the human rights groups who should be demonstrating day in day out outside Netanyahu's residence for Ettinger's release and for Ya'alon's dismissal as the most incompetent Defence Minister in Israeli history?

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