Police Question Rav Kahane's Widow

Rabbanit Libby Kahane was questioned after her grandson broke the conditions for his bail.

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Libby Kahane

Rabbanit Libby Kahane, widow of Rav Meir Kahane, was questioned by police this week after her grandson broke the conditions for his bail.

The grandson, Meir Etinger, has been under house arrest for several months. He was charged six months ago, along with several other nationalist activists, with collecting information about IDF movements in order to prevent outpost evictions in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron).

Rabbanit Kahane had signed the bail documents as a guarantor of Etinger's terms of bail, under which he is not allowed to use the telephone, connect to the internet or leave the home. However, police arrested him some distance away from the home last Shabbat. He said that he had gone to pray at a synagogue outside his neighborhood

Honenu, the NGO that assists Jews suspected of nationalist crimes, responded by stating: "During the week in which we hear that the state has signed a plea bargain with Uri Blau, the journalist who is suspected of grave espionage, and has contented itself with a ludicrous sentence of four months' public service, because he is from the 'correct' side of the political map, one feels even more strongly that this is political persecution.'"