Honenu CEO to DM Gallant: Release the detainee for family brit celebration

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 14:05 Honenu CEO Shmuel (Zangi) Meidad, is calling on Defense Minister Gallant to allow an administrative detainee to participate in the celebration of his brother’s brit that will take place in a few hours. Meidad has implored Minister Gallant to end the settler-harassing policy of his predecessor, Benny Gantz.

“Minister Gallant, the brit of an administrative detainee’s brothers is going to take place shortly, but it is not too late to rectify the unfortunate decision to not allow him to take part,” said Meidad. “The right of a young man detained and imprisoned without a trial to participate in a family event celebrating the birth of his brother is an elementary, basic, and human right.”

Meidad added, “Particularly at a time when terror is raising its head and intensifying, the settler population should be strengthened. I turn to you in a request to allow the detainee to take part in his family celebration. Do not confuse friend and foe. The residents of Yehuda and Shomron are your brothers.”

Approximately two weeks ago, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant signed four-month administrative detention orders for two Yehuda and Shomron residents, one of them the abovementioned minor. They were served with the orders minutes after Jerusalem District Court Judge Miriam Lomp ordered their release 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 in February.

Yesterday (Wednesday) a hearing was held on the request by the detainee to take part in the celebration at the Central District Court in Lod. The court rejected the request.

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