Rightist minister Ariel: Israel should only use detention without trial in cases of 'ticking bombs'

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August 20, 2015 08:13

 
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Israeli politicians reacted on Thursday morning to the High Court of Justice decision to release Palestinian hunger-striker Muhammad Allan from his administrative detention due to his deteriorating medical condition.

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel told Army Radio on Thursday that he was opposed to the use of administrative detention save for instances in which the suspect could be classified as "a ticking time bomb."

"The State of Israel resorts to the practice of administrative detentions too easily and too often," Ariel said. "It should only be used in cases in which there is an imminent threat of an attack."

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