Israel Jail suspected Jewish Militant for 6 months without trial

Police on Monday arrested Yair Ettinger, a settler activist and grandson of banned lawmaker Meir Kahane, as stated by a text message that said he was suspected of “extremist activity”.


One man has been ordered held under a controversial form of detention without trial, which is usually used for Palestinians, as Israeli authorities face pressure to crack down on Jewish extremists.

These self-defense committees are expected to be established in some 100 villages in an area of the West Bank in which Israel has full control over security, according to Gassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in the city of Nablus who is in charge of monitoring attacks by Jewish extremists.

Administrative detention dates from British-mandated Palestine, and Israel normally applies it against Palestinians, allowing them to be held without trial for renewable six-month periods.

The attack killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, a Palestinian toddler, and severely injured three relatives in the West Bank village of Duma.

Tali Mizrahi, a member of the anti-racism group Light Tag, is overcome by emotion while visiting the home of a Palestinian baby allegedly killed by Jewish arsonists.

“Nobody is above the regulation”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated.

For six long years, “price tag” gangs have been terrorising Israelis and Palestinians by uprooting thousands of olive trees, damaging hundreds of cars, desecrating 43 places of worship, carrying out nine acts of arson on homes and attacking innocent people. He had lived in recent months in unauthorized Jewish settlement encampments in the West Bank set up by the “hilltop youth”, the Shin Bet said, using a term referring to radicalized Jewish teen squatters on West Bank hilltops who have been known to attack Palestinians and their property.

Within the final decade, a whole lot of assaults towards Palestinians within the West Financial institution have been attributed to Jewish extremists, sometimes residents of Jewish outposts which are outlawed beneath each Israeli and worldwide regulation.

According to Israeli media, he was the brains behind a June 18 arson attack on a shrine in northern Israel where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Israel grants approvals for settlements, but unauthorised outposts are illegal under its laws.

In the last weekend, an ultra-orthodox Jew stormed a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, stabbing six participants, one of which died of her wounds days later.

Later Tuesday, Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon signed an administrative detention order against a third suspected extremist.

Shlomo Fischer, an expert on Jewish extremism, said the recent attacks appeared to be the work of those acting without the explicit blessing of rabbinic figures, as has been the case in the past. The incident sparked outrage in Israel because it tarnished the Jewish state’s image. It dates from a ruling during the British Mandate and has been used primarily to detain Palestinian Arabs suspected of planning and participating in terrorism against Israelis.


“In the moment before you send that cutting article, share that vitriolic post, before carrying out an on-line lynch – consider for a moment, on the other side is a human being”, Mr Rivlin said at a memorial service for a former deputy police commissioner, who committed suicide after a public smear campaign.

Family members of Ali Saad Dawabsheh outside their home in a West Bank Palestinian village after an arson attack that killed the 18-month-old boy