Archive: 7/5/2012
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  7/5/2012, Tammuz 15, 5772

Meir Kahane's Widow Interrogated by Police


Libby Kahane, the widow of Rabbi Meir Kahane, was interrogated by police this week, after her grandson allegedly violated the terms of his bail. Meir Ettinger has been under house arrest for many months under restricting conditions, since he was indicted, about half a year ago, on charges that he and other activists collected information about security-force movements to prevent the uprooting of Jews from communities in Judea and Samaria. Mrs. Kahane had signed as a guarantor and did not live at the home where her grandson stayed.

Last Shabbat, police arrested Ettinger for being outside his home and rejected his claim that he was going to a synagogue. The Honenu legal-aid organization called the interrogation a case of political persecution, contrasting it with the four months of community services received by Ha'aretz reporter Uri Blau, in a plea bargain for possessing classified information.