Eviatar Slonim has joined the hunger strike begun by fellow administrative detainee Rabbi Meir Kahane’s grandson Meir Ettinger. Ettinger has been on a hunger strike for eight days. Both young men have been behind bars at the Eshel prison near Be’er Sheva for close to six months, which is the legal limit on administrative detentions, but their family and attorneys are expecting Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to extend their detention, without having to present evidence against them or conduct a proper judicial hearing.
Both detainees have been moved last October to the security prisoners’ section of the prison, where they are surrounded by Arab terrorists who threaten to kill them every day.
Only recently a third administrative detainee, Mordechai Meir, arrested together with Ettinger and Slonim on suspicion of involvement with the Duma village arson, has been released after it had been discovered that the evidence against him presented by the Shabak was erroneous.
Attorney Aharon Rosa said he hoped the security authorities will accept that his client, Slonim, poses no danger to the public and should be released rather than be confined to yet another stint of administrative detention in prison having been charged with no crime.