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Jerusalem District Court to rule on administrative detainee

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Itiel Zuartz and family; Photo courtesy of the family
Itiel Zuaretz and family; Photo courtesy of the family

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 10:52 On the morning of Tuesday, October 20, the Jerusalem

District Court ruled on the request by the Attorney General’s office to authorize the administrative detention order issued to Itiel Zuaretz from the community of Adei Ad in the Shilo Bloc by Defense Minister Moshe (Boogie) Ya’alon. Zuaretz, a married father of four children, was detained on Sunday, October 18 by dozens of policemen. According to the administrative detention order he will be held in remand for one month at the Eshel Prison in Be’er Sheva. The district court judge ruled that a deliberation on Zuaretz’s case will take place on Wednesday, October 21 in order to allow Honenu attorney David HaLevi, who is representing Zuaretz, time to examine the general claims of the Attorney General’s office concerning the administrative detention order. Since the arson incident in Kfar Duma on the night of Thursday, July 30, over 30 administrative orders have been issued to Jews. Four are administrative detention orders, one is for complete house arrest and the remainder are either for house arrest at night, bans on entering regions in Yehuda, Shomron and/or Jerusalem, or bans on making contact with specific people, in some cases as many as 33 people. See here for more background information. Honenu attorney David HaLevi, who is representing Zuaretz, stated after the deliberation that, “The hasty manner in which the procedure [issuing the detention order] was carried out indicates the hysteria and panic present in the security establishment, which is taking advantage of the current difficult security situation to place people in remand without a trial, without evidence and without the ability to defend themselves.”

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