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September 17, 2013 9:16 am

Israeli High Court: Three Year Detention Law for Illegal Infiltrators is Unconstitutional

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Israel's Supreme Court, in Jerusalem. Photo: WikiCommons.

Israel's Supreme Court, in Jerusalem. Photo: WikiCommons.

Ynet – An expanded panel of nine High Court justices unanimously ruled Monday that the amendment to the Prevention of Infiltration Law, an amendment that allows the detention of infiltrators for up to three years without trial, is unconstitutional.

According to the judges, the arrangement disproportionately harms the constitutional right to freedom set forth in the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty. The amendment to the Infiltration Law was initiated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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