Sun. Aug 9, 2015 Israel News

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  • Two radical right-wing suspects placed in administrative detention
  • Israel set to force feed Palestinian prisoner
  • Swedish citizen accused of spying for Hezbollah

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon issued on Sunday administrative detention orders for two radical right-wing suspects, Meir Ettinger and Evyatar Slonim. Their remand was scheduled to be extended on Sunday, but following Ya’alon’s order they could remain in custody for up to six months without being brought before a judge.

The two, who are in their early 20s, were arrested last week. Another suspected Jewish extremist, Mordechai Mayer, was placed under six-month administrative detention last week. The Shin Bet security agency has accused Ettinger of leading an extremist Jewish movement responsible for encouraging attacks on Palestinian property and Christian holy sites.

Israeli authorities have declared their intention to force feed a hunger-striking Palestinian. If carried out it would be the first case since the adoption last month of a new law permitting the practice. The International Committee of the Red Cross warned Friday that alleged Islamic Jihad activist Mohammed Allaan, held without charge since November, was “at immediate risk” of death after fasting for 55 days. It was reported that the government was contemplating opening a special ER in Israeli Prisons to overcome the hospital doctors objection to force feed patients.

Israel’s Central District Attorney’s office filed an indictment on Sunday against Hassan Hizran, a 55-year-old Swedish citizen of Palestinian-Lebanese origin, who was arrested after allegedly delivering confidential information to Hezbollah.  Hizran was arrested at Ben Gurion International Airport on July 21 . Swedish authorities were updated about the arrest. According to the indictment, Hizran joined Hezbollah in the summer of 2009 as an intelligence source. He was tasked with recruiting Israeli Arab assets with social ties to Jewish Israelis, army officials and government officials, which he refrained from doing despite pressure from his handlers. He was also tasked with collecting any useful and relevant information about Israel, including places in which there are large concentrations of IDF troops, arms, tanks and military bases.To that end he visited Israel several times, and then met with his Hezbollah handlers in Beirut to provide them with the information he collected, according to the indictment.

A stabbing attack took place at a gas station on highway 443 on Sunday evening .One Israeli was stabbed in the shoulder and  lightly wounded . He was immediately evacuated to the hospital. Security forces opened fire at the suspected terrorist and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

And finally Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein told Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev that one cannot make a budget based upon the content of the work.  He claimed that the only way to change this is via legislation but still maintains that this is not a good idea since “examining support for cultural institutions in light of the artists content amounts to a violation of freedom of expression.” Israeli Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev rejected Weinstein’s claim.

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