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Sunday, January 24, 2016

מאיר אטינגר שובת רעב/Meir Ettinger Hunger Strike

י"ד לחודש האחד עשר תשע"ו

English version follows the Hebrew.
לאחר קרוב לחצי שנה מאז נעצר בצו מנהלי דרקוני. "הגיע הזמן להבדיל בין אוהב לאויב" העציר המנהלי מאיר אטינגר, פתח אתמול (שלישי) בשביתת רעב, זאת במחאה על תנאי כליאתו. (י׳ שבט תשע״ו)

מאיר אטינגר
קרוב לשישה חודשים חלפו מאז נעצר אטינגר, צעיר כבן 24, נשוי תושב השומרון, במעצר מנהלי בצו החתום בידי שר הבטחון משה יעלון, ללא משפט וללא שהוצגו כנגדו ראיות כלשהן.
יחד עם אטינגר, נעצרו גם אביתר סלונים ומרדכי בן גדליה (מאייר). לפני כשלושה שבועות, הודיעו בשירות הבטחון הכללי כי המידע עליו הסתמכו בהוצאת הצו כנגד בן גדליה, היה מוטעה ובשל כך בוטל הצו המנהלי עליו חתם שר הבטחון והוא שוחרר.

אטינגר נמצא בתנאי מעצר קשים, באגף שמור ובבידוד מוחלט מאסירים נוספים. כמו כן, נאסר עליו לשוחח בטלפון, מלבד זמן קצר בכל יום, עם מספר מקרובי משפחתו בלבד. תוקפו של הצו המנהלי שכנגד אטינגר, צפוי להסתיים ביום חמישי, כ"ה שבט.

לפני כשלושה חודשים, נאסר על אטינגר לשוחח בטלפון, ובשל כך, פתח אטינגר בשביתת רעב במחאה על תנאי מעצרו. לאחר כשבוע, הוחלט בשירות בתי הסהר, לאפשר לאטינגר לשוחח בטלפון, על פי הגבלות מסוימות, כאמור.

מקורביו של אטינגר מסרו, כי "מערכת הבטחון, ובראשה שר הבטחון, לא ידעו כיצד להתמודד עם גל הטרור, שגבה את חייהם של עשרות יהודים וגרם לפציעתם של מאות, וניצלו את ההצתה בכפר דומא כדי לחסל חשבון עם מי שלא חושב כמוהם", מסרו.

"אנו מקווים כי מערכת הבטחון תתעשת, ובמדינת ישראל יבדילו בין אוהב לאויב".
עשר אגורות (2¢):
אנחנו כבר ראינו הרבה פעמים אסירים ערבים שובתים רעב. ומה קרה להם בסוף? הם השתחררו.

ואסירים יהודים? מה קורה להם? אני אבטיח לכם שאין למאיר אטינגר שום סיכוי להשתחרר בזכות שביתת הרעב שלו.

כיהודי שומר תורה ומצוות ורואה את הקדוש ברוך הוא ברמה מעל מדינת ישראל, ותורתו ברמה מעל חוקי האדם, אנשי ביטחון המדינה מתיחסים אליו כאיום חיותי למדינת ישראל יותר מהעברים, ואפילו יותר מחמס, מחיזבולה, ומאירן.

נא להתפלל לשיחרור מאיר דוד חי בן טובה (אטינגר).

HaKol HaYehudhi (The Jewish Voice): First Published: Meir Ettinger hunger strike
After almost six months since he was arrested a draconian administrative order. "It's time to distinguish between friend and enemy" administrative detainee Meir Ettinger said yesterday (Tuesday), at the beginning of a hunger strike, in protest of the conditions of his imprisonment. (January 21, 2016)
Close to six months have passed since Ettinger, a married, 24-year-old, resident of the Shomron (Samaria), was arrested, and has been held in administrative detention, under signed order from Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, without trial and without any evidence presented against him.

Evyatar Slonim and Mordechai Ben Gedaliah (Mayer) were arrested along with Ettinger. About three weeks ago, the General Security Service (ISA/Shabba"k) announced that the information that was relied upon to issue the Minister of Defense's signed administrative detention order, against Ben-Gedaliah was misleading. Thus, it was canceled, and he was released.

Ettinger has been in harsh prison conditions, in in solitary confinement, completely isolated from other prisoners. And as such, he has been forbidden to talk on the phone, except for a short period of time each day, and only with a few close relatives. The administrative order against Ettinger, is expected to expire on Thursday, 25 Shevat (Feb. 4).

Three months ago, Ettinger was forbidden to talk on the phone, and because of this, he began a hunger strike to protest the conditions of his detention. A week later, it was decided by the prison service to allow Ettinger phone access, with the specific restrictions, mentioned above.

Those close to Ettinger said that "the defense establishment, led by Defense Minister, did not know how to deal with a wave of terror, which claimed the lives of dozens of Jews and injured hundreds of others, and took advantage of arson in the village of Duma to take out some of those who do not think like them."

We hope that the security system will come around, and the State of Israel to distinguish between friend and enemy."
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
We have already seen Arab prisoners go on hunger strikes many times. And what happens to them? They get released.

And Jewish prisoners? What happens to them? I promise you that Meir Ettinger has no chance of being released, as a result of his hunger strike.

As a Jew observes Torah and misswoth, who sees The Holy One, Blessed Be He on a higher level than the State of Israel, and who regards His Torah as being on a higher level that human-made law, the State of Israel's security personnel regard him as an existential threat to the State, more so than Hamas, Hezbollah, or even Iran.

Let us pray for Meir David Hai ben Tovah's (Ettinger) speedy release from State custody.

2 comments:

Libby Kahane said...

The imprisonment of my grandson Meir Ettinger brings back difficult memories for me. I don’t know how many people remember that my late husband Rabbi Meir Kahane, zt”l was jailed under those same despicable administrative detention orders in May 1980.

If there were any evidence that my grandson Meir committed a crime, he should be put on trial on in open court. He has not been tried in court because he has not committed any crime.

What he has done is not considered a crime in any democratic country. He expressed unpopular views in a blog he wrote on the Hebrew website “Hakol Hayehudi.” Simply put, the powers-that-be don’t like the way he thinks. When his case came to court for reviewed after his first three months in prison, the judge ordered his imprisonment continued. The reason he gave was that Meir had not changed his views. The Honenu lawyer said, “If the judge wants him to change his opinions, he can send him to Korea, there they know how to make people change their opinions.

The administrative order imprisoning Meir can be renewed by the simple signature of the Minister of Defense for another six months, and another and another – life imprisonment by installments.


With two weeks left of the six months decreed by the Minister of Defense Yaalon, my grandson Meir began a hunger strike on Wednesday, January 20. I hope and pray it will succeed in touching the hearts of the powers that be, but I am concerned about the harm to his health

Please plead for Meir Ettinger's immediate freedom. It takes only the signature of the Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon to decide Meir's future: Send emails and faxes to Minister Yaakon, Fax: 972-2-5303506. Email: pniot@mod.gov.il

Your pleas to the to Prime Minister and the President will help too:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Fax 972-2-6703398. Email: pm eng2@pmo.gov.il
President Reuven Rivlin. Fax: 972-2-588-7225. Email: public@president.gov.il.

Esser Agaroth said...

HaRabbanit,

Thank you so much for leaving your comment. I believe these words are strongest coming from you personally.

However, I must say that I am not terribly optimistic about receiving anything from the government officials you mentioned.

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