On Tuesday afternoon, the Central District Court in Lod is due to deliver its decision concerning the state’s request to extend the administrative detention of Meir Ettinger, grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, legal aid society Honenu said in a statement Monday night.
Ettinger was arrested about seven months ago under an administrative order signed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. His initial detention was for six months, but about one month ago he was issued a four-month extension.
Administrative Detention is a legal device left over by the British mandatory government, which permits the government to arrest a person not for things he has done but for things he would do. It’s a little like Tom Cruise’s movie, “Minority Report,” but without the slippery clairvoyants, only slippery military prosecutors.