A total of five Israelis are being held under administrative detention rules, after the Shin Bet late Monday arrested two more individuals in a new case of anti-Arab incitement. Details of the case have not been released yet, as a gag order has been imposed.
What is known is that one of the detainees is an IDF soldier, and that three of them are siblings, with several of the five minors. The soldier is in the brig, and is being dealt with by military authorities, while the other four are in a lockup, pending a decision by security officials on what to do with them.
Representing the detainees is attorney Aharon Rosa, who works with the Chonenu legal rights organization. Speaking to Army Radio, Rosa said that he had met with the detainees and their families, and he had ascertained that they were “normative kids, not part of any gangs or movements. We are hoping that an investigation will clear them and indicate that this is a case of mistaken identity.”