Jewish extremist Meir Ettinger freed without charges after 10 months in jail

By JTA
June 1, 2016 14:51

Police in Israel released from prison the Jewish extremist Meir Ettinger, who had been jailed for 10 months on suspicion that he belonged to a terrorist group targeting Palestinians and Christians.

Ettinger, 24, who is the grandson of the late ultra-nationalist politician Meir Kahane, was released on Wednesday with restrictions, including a night-time curfew, a 6-month ban on entering the West Bank and Jerusalem and on engaging in any sort of contact with 92 other far-right activists, Army Radio reported.

At the time of his arrest, police said Ettinger was the leader of a Jewish underground cell whose goal is to topple Israel’s democracy and carry out attacks against non-Jews. But he has not been charged with a crime.


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