Administrative detention reduced for Shomron resident

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 16:19 The President of the Lod District Court, Judge Ruth Lorch, reduced the administrative detention imposed on an adult Shomron resident last Thursday from four to three months. Tomorrow (Monday) a hearing will be held in the case of a minor who was served a four-month administrative detention order at the same time. Judge Lorch’s decision is likely to affect the ruling on the duration of the minor’s detention. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar is representing the adult.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant signed the above-mentioned orders, 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 stated in reaction to Judge Lorch’s decision, “The decision to significantly shorten the duration of the administrative detention imposed in the order signed by Defense Minister Gallant is likely to affect similar cases. However, in our opinion, the circumstances do not justify an administrative order at all, due to the incident being an isolated act following the incidents that occurred in Hawara and the desire of the law enforcement authorities to deflect domestic and international criticism of the incident. Additionally, the evidence against my client is extremely weak, which was revealed during legal proceedings. Also, administrative orders must be used in moderation, and certainly not in this case.”

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