Ya'alon orders administrative detention for far-Right figures Etinger and Slonim

The decrees were signed due to the suspects'"involvement in extremist Jewish organizations," a source close to the defense minister said.

Police arrest Meir Ettinger (photo credit: TAZPIT)
Police arrest Meir Ettinger
(photo credit: TAZPIT)
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon signed two decrees ordering administrative detention for far-Right figures Meir Etinger and Evyatar Slonim on Sunday.
The decrees were signed due to the suspects'"involvement in extremist Jewish organizations," a source close to the defense minister said.
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The signature occurred on the advice of the Shin Bet intelligence agency, which is in the midst of a crackdown on Jewish terror in the wake of a deadly arson attack on a Palestinian home in the West Bank village of Duma, last week.
Also on Sunday morning, the Judea and Samaria District police said that officers from the anti-nationalist crimes unit took part in arrest raids in the West Bank, in a number of outposts in the Binyamin region including Adi Ad, as part of their ongoing investigation against suspected Jewish terrorists.
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Last Tuesday, Ya'alon signed an administrative detention decree for Mordechai Mayer, who security forces say is active in extremist Jewish activities.
Each administrative detention decree allows the Shin Bet to keep suspects in custody for up to six months without a trial, after which a judge would need to renew the order.
Security sources said last week that the order was signed due to Mayer’s “involvement in violent activities and terrorist attacks that occurred recently, and his role as part of a Jewish terrorist group.”