Moshe Feiglin on Administrative Detention: A Country Should Never Deny Liberty of Citizens
“Administrative detention, which the cabinet approved for use this week against Jews suspected of nationalist activities, is bad. Very bad,” said Moshe Feiglin. “The identity of the detainees doesn’t matter. A country should never deny the liberties of its citizens or of the civilians under its jurisdiction without a trial.”
“A person who is not a citizen and is suspected of being hostile toward the state should promptly find himself on the other side of the border,” Feiglin continued.
“The situation in which we live now, in which we are incapable of saying who we are, where our borders are drawn and who are our enemies – brings about a much more profound blow to human rights in Israel than if we were to expel hostile non-citizens or bring charges against them,” Feiglin concluded.