Administrative detention reduced for Shomron minor

Monday, March 6, 2023, 15:42 On Monday, March 6, the President of the Lod District Court, Judge Ruth Lorch, reduced the administrative detention imposed on a Shomron resident, a minor, last Thursday from four to less than two months. The previous day, Judge Lorch reduced the administrative detention imposed on an adult Shomron resident (also last Thursday) from four to three months. Honenu Attorneys Adi Keidar and Daniel Shimshilashvili represented the detainees.

Last Thursday, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant signed the orders for the above-mentioned administrative detentions, which were served minutes after Jerusalem District Court Judge Miriam Lomp ordered the release of the recipients from remand. Honenu Attorney Nati Rom represented them at the hearing. They are suspected of carrying out illegal actions at a demonstration protesting worsening terror in the area, following an attack in Hawara in which Hallel and Yagel Yaniv, Hy”d, were murdered the previous Sunday.

Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar: “Although the court significantly reduced the duration of the administrative detention imposed by Defense Minister Gallant, we are still of the opinion that this detention is ‘punitive,’ and therefore illegal and unjustified. We will consider appealing the decision to the Supreme Court.”

Honenu Attorney Daniel Shimshilashvili, who represented the minor, added: “The Jerusalem District Court greatly reduced the length of the administrative detention in the order signed by Defense Minister Gallant. However, it is regrettable that such heavy-handed means were used on a minor against whom there is no evidence supporting the baseless claims made to justify the order. He certainly is not a ‘ticking time bomb.’ I would expect the Yehuda and Shomron Police and the GSS to act with the same determination against the blatant calls from anarchists to injure elected officials, which has not happened. Apparently, in their eyes, a youth with payot is a much easier target. I sincerely hope the recently elected government will act to cancel the outrageous order that gives no honor to the law enforcement authorities.”

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