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As extremism rises, Israel extends administrative detention to Jews

As extremism rises, Israel extends administrative detention to Jews

Israel has long used the murky tool of administrative detention to place Palestinians in jail for extended periods without charging them with a crime. This week, for the first time in years, the practice was extended to Jewish suspects. The unusual measure followed the arson attack last week that killed a Palestinian toddler and gravely injured his family as they slept in their home in the West Bank village of Duma. The attack enraged Palestinians and sent shock waves through Israeli society, which was horrified by the near certainty that right-wing Jewish extremists were behind the attack. NEWSLETTER: Get the day's top headlines from Times Editor Davan Maharaj >> ...

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