Israel may hold Gaza withdrawal protestors without trial

[JURIST] Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told reporters Saturday that he would consider invoking administrative detention [Amnesty International overview] - traditionally used against Palestinians, allowing them to be held without charge or trial - against all extremists, including Jews, who participate in illegal protests designed to disturb the upcoming Gaza pullout. Earlier this month, the commissioner of Israel's prison system announced that detention facilities are prepared to hold as many as 2,300 anti-pullout protestors [JURIST report]. AP has more.

 

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