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Evyatar Slonim Israel Meir Ettinger Mordechai Meyer Moshe Ya'alon West Bank Settlements

Right wing extreme activists arrested

9 Aug, 2015

Police detain three “extreme right-wing activists” in the West Bank region. While the arrests are not yet being linked to the recent arson attack that killed Dawabsheh and his father, Israel says there will be a complete investigation with a stringent law enforcement response based on what is discovered. Spokesperson:

Following recent events in the Judea and Samaria district, the unit for nationalist criminal activity carried out during the overnight hours a few searches and arrests in various outposts in the Binyamin region. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon signed a 6-month administrative detention order for two extreme right-wing activists, Meir Ettinger and Evyatar Slonim, in connection with their involvement in organized extremist Jewish activity.

The third individual detained is Meyer. This type of detention allows Israel to hold an individual for up to six months without being required to inform them what they are being held for or informing them about any evidence that may exist.