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.
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.