Israeli Leaders Push for Tougher Measures Against Jewish Extremists
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon support tougher measures against Jewish extremists after two violent incidents last week, including an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler.
One step is administration detention, which allows authorities to hold suspects for extended periods without charge, officials said on condition of anonymity to discuss policy deliberations. That measure, which has been criticized by civil rights advocates, has been primarily used in Israel against suspected Palestinian militants.
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