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August 28, 2015 / 13 Elul, 5775
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Posts Tagged ‘Administrative Detention’

Update: Iron Dome Anti-Missile Batteries Deployed in Southern Israel

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems were deployed Thursday in areas between the coastal port cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod. The system was also deployed Thursday in the northern Negev city of Be’er Sheva, where the system has not been deployed since last summer’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas and allied terrorists in Gaza.

Security coordinators for communities in the Gaza Belt and other districts in southern Israel have been warned of possible rocket fire by Gaza terrorists.

Rocket fire was launched at northern Israel from the Syrian side of the border late Thursday afternoon. Two rockets exploded in open fields in the Galilee Panhandle, setting ripening crops ablaze. Two more rockets exploded in the Golan Heights and ignited fires in fields there as well. Firefighting crews were backed by by firefighter aircraft in helping to extinguish the flames.

Israel Defense Forces and local security personnel have been placed on high alert in response to the deteriorating health condition of Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Mohammed Alla’an, hospitalized at Barzilai Medical Center.

The Gaza-based, Iranian-backed PIJ terror group has threatened to launch attacks against Israel if the hunger-striker dies.

Alla’an, who was held on administrative detention in connection with terror activity, has caused himself brain damage after refusing to eat for more than 60 days. It is not clear whether or not the damage is reversible.

Israel’s High Court of Justice order the state to suspend Alla’an’s detention and to allow his family unrestricted visitation. However, he and his family will need to seek permission from the Court if he chooses to seek leave or seek care elsewhere.

Alla’an was resedated Wednesday evening for the second time in a week due to his medical condition.

Minister Uri Ariel: Keep Administrative Detention for ‘Time Bombs’

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Hunger-striking Palestinian Islamic Jihad administrative detainee prisoner Mohammed Alla’an is still in very serious condition at Barzilai Medical Center, but is not being force-fed, and technically he is free at this time.

The High Court of Justice has suspended his administrative detention after it became clear that his medical condition had deteriorated and he had caused himself brain damage as a result of refusing food for more than 60 days.

Attorneys for the suspected terrorist and for the state have been debating over what has been the core cause of Alla’an’s condition — his hunger strike or the administrative detention that led him to refuse food in a bid for freedom.

Few are pointing to the behavior that led to the administrative detention in the first place, in part because the evidence has not been made public.

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel told Galei Tzahal Army Radio in an interview this morning (Aug. 20) he opposes the use of administrative detention except for when the suspect can be classified as a “ticking time bomb.”

“The State of Israel resorts to the practice of administrative detentions too easily and too often,” Ariel said. “It should only be used in cases in which there is an imminent threat of an attack.”

Ariel said the state, rather than the High Court, has mishandled the current situation with the hunger-striking Alla’an.

“My problem is not with the High Court of Justice,” the minister said. “It’s the fact that the representatives of the state don’t force-feed him and make sure that [Allan] stays alive.”

“They can’t find any doctor in the entire country willing to force-feed him,” Ariel said. “It boggles the mind. The situation that has been created is more than strange.”

6 Months’ Jail Without Trial for Jewish Teen Linked to Church Arson

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Ma’ale Adumim resident Mordechai Meir, 18, will be held for the next six months without trial under an administrative detention order signed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, according to a statement issued by the Defense Ministry.

Meir was placed under routine house arrest on Monday in connection with the arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), near Tiberias. He was also banned from traveling to specific areas due to his alleged involvement in the arson.

A second suspect, Aviatar Slonim, was also arrested for participation in a violent radical Jewish organization. He too was banned from traveling to Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

“Minister Ya’alon signed the six month administrative detention order for the radical right wing activist Mordechi Mayer from Ma’ale Adumim due to his participation in the violent actions and terror attacks and violence which occurred recently as a member of a Jewish terror group. The order was signed at the recommendation of the Israel Security Agency / Shin Bet,” the Defense Ministry said in its statement.

Meir was jailed under authorization granted Tuesday to Ya’alon by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, who legalized implementation of administrative detention orders against persons of interest, including Jews suspected of terror activity.

The Honenu organization that works to defend the civil rights of detainees, said in a statement responding to the detention:

“The fact that the same youth received a house arrest order only two days ago and now is already being “upgraded” to administrative detention points towards a populist agenda within law enforcement. We firmly object to the use of administrative detention against Jews. The use of these draconian orders, circumvents the court system, and nullifies the courts role in the state.”

The move follows by one day the arrest of 24-year-old Meir Ettinger, the grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, on suspicion of involvement in nationalist crimes. Ettinger, who was arrested in Tzfat, has been barred from Judea and Samaria since January.

Security Cabinet Classifies Duma Arson as Terror Attack

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Security Cabinet passed a measure on Sunday (Aug. 2) officially designating the Duma arson a “terror attack.” The designation opens the door to the victims for various benefits from the Israeli government. It also changes the way the perpetrators will be dealt with when they are caught.

The Cabinet also approved the use of administrative detention in dealing with Jewish terrorists. “The Security Cabinet views the arson and murder in Duma as a terrorist attack in every respect,” said a government statement following the cabinet meeting.

“The Security Cabinet directs the security agencies to take all necessary steps to apprehend those responsible and prevent similar acts. To these ends, the Security Cabinet approved the recommendation of the professional echelon to take all necessary steps and to use all means at their disposal, including administrative detention where appropriate, with the approval of the Attorney General.

The Cabinet instructed that draft legislation on the fight against terrorism be “urgently” advanced in the Knesset.

Also passed was a decision to establish a ministerial counter terror committee chaired by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to include Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, to propose additional measures to combat “such severe events.”

At present, “price tag” groups are classified as “unlawful associations.” This allows investigators to prevent detainees from conferring with their attorneys and allows courts to issue long-term administrative limitation orders for the suspects. Changing that classification to “terror organizations,” according to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and a legal adviser who met with other security officials at the Justice Ministry, would “intensify the stigma and condemnation of their actions in society.”

Illegal African Infiltrators Violate Detention Conditions Again

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Illegal African infiltrators continued to violate the terms of their administration detention Thursday and marched to demonstrate their demand for asylum as refugees, which is not granted to people who leave their home countries simply because they want a better standard of living.

They also demanded the release of other illegal infiltrators who were arrested in Jerusalem on Wednesday after they left the new Holot detention center near Be’er Sheva and stayed away at night.

Police arrested dozens of the protesters and took them back to Holot, where they are required to stay at night and must report during the day, when they are otherwise free to leave.

The influx of the Africans the past few years was a major headache for the government, which did noting to stop them until thousands of them began hanging out in Tel Aviv instead of the Negev. Official sprang into action and built a fence along the Egyptian border that has reduced infiltrations to near zero, but now the country is left with the headache of what to do with the tens of thousands who remain and do not qualify for the status of refugees.

Police Put an End to Protest by Illegal African Infiltrators

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Immigration police, backed up by Border Police, broke up an unauthorized protest by illegal African infiltrators in front of the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday and put them on buses that took them back to a new administrative detention facility near Be’er Sheva.

The infiltrators were demonstrating against last week’s law passed by the Knesset that allows holding them for one year without trial. The Supreme Court earlier this year struck down a Knesset law that provided for their detention for up to three years, but the judges said they might consider permitting a shorter time period.

If investigations determine that the infiltrators are not refugees and simply entered Israel to seek a better life, they can be deported.

Left-wing volunteers have been assisting the Africans to claim to win international sympathy based on the claim that they are refugees. Most of the infiltrators are from Sudan and Eritrea.

Seven-Month PA Hunger Striker Hospitalized

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Samer Issawi, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 210 days, was taken to an Israeli hospital on Wednesday from the Ofer Prison, near Jerusalem, while two other hunger strikers reached a deal with Israel and ended their hunger strikes.

Issawi was sentenced to eight months in prison and is eligible for release March 6. He was jailed for violating the terms of his release under the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap in 201. Issawi illegally entering the Judea and Samaria after having been held under administrative detention without charges.

Jaafar Izzedine and Tarek Qaadan on Wednesday agreed to halt their hunger strikes after Israel agreed to release them in May.

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