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Meir Ettinger

Administrative detainee Meir Ettinger, the grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who has been on a hunger strike for more than a week, on Tuesday lost consciousness in his cell in Eshel prison near Be’er Sheva, Hakol Hayehudi reported. Ettinger began his strike on Monday of last week in protest of his prison conditions. He has been kept behind bars for close to six months by the decree of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, without charges or evidence.

Earlier this week, Ettinger was joined in his hunger strike by his cellmate Eviatar Slonim. 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.


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.

Moriah Ettinger, Meir’s wife, told Hakol Hayehudi, “The only one with power is God. He put Meir in jail and he will release him, and we are certain He will release him.” She cited Psalms 32:10, “Many sorrows come to the wicked, but loving-kindness will surround the man who trusts in God.”


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  1. The government there might think it is all powerful. If it wants to keep tensions with the Palestinians down it should release this young man. His people in Israel are zealots and who only knows what they might do should anything (Chas Veshalom) should happen to him. He has not even be charged with a crime.

  2. We will pray on this young man, son of a Hero of Israel, and he will be free…a touch of jail can be an excellent teacher when you take up a righteous cause such as his father's, a man of blessed memory, a soul without tarnish! As for the islamics: "They Must Go!"

  3. What a total shundah and a spit in the eye of Rabbi Kahane for the treatment of his grandson – Instead of respect and acknowledgment of all this boy portrays he is suffering at the hands of the very people who should protect him and his ideals.. If the Israeli Justice System is worth their salt, they should give this boy a commendation instead of leaving him starve and rot in jail – this goes against the Halacha. Freedom and medical care should be granted immediately. Meir Kahane's memory should be honoured for the right and correct predictions of his teachings, holding his grandchild in negative circumstances is total injustice.

  4. Jews in the galut can't wait to apply for Aliyah! Who wouldn't want to go to a country, where the people who should protect them throw them in jail for no reason, without even charging them and indefinitely, while the "protectors" release mass murderes from jails, who are hellbent to murder all?

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