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.”