Meir Ettinger Collapses in Hunger Strike


Meir Ettinger, the alleged leader of right-wing extremists, lost consciousness after a week-long hunger strike to protest his detention without charges, Arutz Sheva reported on Wednesday.

Ettinger, 24, has been held in Be’er Sheva’s Eshel Prison for almost six months.

Following his collapse, he was taken for medical care.

His condition was called to the attention of the public by his grandmother, Libi Kahane, who expressed concern for Ettinger’s health. She is the widow of Rabbi Meir Kahane, Hy’d.

Ettinger’s case will come up for review by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon within a week. He will decide then whether or not to extend his detention for six more months.