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  8/7/2011, Av 7, 5771

Yitzhar Detainees Held 'Like Lowest of the Terrorists'


Attorney Adi Kedar met, Sunday evening in Petach Tikva, with people from the Samarian Jewish community of Yitzhar, who have been detained by the Shabak Israel Security Agency. He said the two still have not been told the reason for their arrest. One is a 17-year-old resident of Alon Moreh who studies at Yitzhar's Od Yoseph Chai (Joseph is Still Alive) yeshiva who was arrested at the entrance to the school. The other is a Yitzhar resident who was arrested while in a car on the Geha Highway, east of Tel Aviv. They face a remand hearing, Monday, in the Petach Tikva Magistrates Court.

Kedar said the two were being held under shameful conditions, like the "lowest of the terrorists". He explained that their clothes had been taken from them, they were separated from each other and held in small cells without bed or lavatory facilities.