Report: Israel to Use Administrative Detention Against Rioters

Israel plans to increase its use of administrative detention against rioters on the Temple Mount, as Muslim violence continues apace.

By Yaakov Levi, INN

Among the steps Israel plans to take to curb Arab violence on the Temple Mount is increasing its use of administrative detention against rioters.

According to a report on Channel Two Monday, security officials have determined that the main body of rioters consists of 30 to 50 “professionals” who spend many hours on the Temple Mount, organizing riots and unrest, and inciting children and teenagers to throw stones and firebombs at police.

Until now, officials have relied mostly on restraining orders to distance rioters from the site. However, although they cannot enter the Temple Mount compound, they can infiltrate the area and exacerbate tensions among Arabs, setting off more riots. If they are locked up, officials hope that the rioters will no longer be able to incite riots.

Earlier Monday, dozens of terrorists barricaded themselves on the Mount to attack police, ahead of expected riots in honor of the Sukkot holiday.

Rioting began several weeks ago on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, with terrorists attacking Jewish visitors and police officers to the Temple Mount. The attacks continued throughout the holiday, and expanded to other parts of the city.

The rioting led to the death of Alexander Levlovitz (64), who was killed on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in an attack by Arab terrorists, after a rock slamming through his car’s window made him lose control of the vehicle and crash.

The decision on using administrative detention – which will allow authorities to lock up rioters while they build a case against them – is among numerous steps the government has taken to protect Israelis.

Among the steps is a decision last week to allow security forces to use live ammunition against rioters if it is warranted. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that security forces would respond much more harshly to rock attacks than they have in the past.

“Rocks and firebombs are deadly weapons,” the Prime Minister said. “They kill and have killed, and so in recent days we have changed the rules for police officers opening fire in Jerusalem. Over the weekend they already used new means under the new regulations, and hit rock and firebomb terrorists. Today, we will allow a further expansion of the police officers’ abilities to thwart rock and firebomb terror, and we will continue to attack rioters… Whoever attacks us, we will attack you.”

“We cannot accept the principle that in Jerusalem our capital, or in any other part of the State of Israel, in the Galilee or in the Negev, people will organize nationalistic terror and will start throwing bombs at trucks on the road, or rocks that kill people,” he added. “We will determine minimum punishment for rock and firebomb terrorists.”

On Monday, police for the first time put up barriers toward the entrance to the Temple Mount to help combat the constant rain of rocks and firecrackers being lobbed at security forces at Judaism’s holiest site.

The mobile barricade was built based on measurements of the [Al- Aqsa] mosque entrance, a contraption of metal doors held up by wood posts. The barrier held for a short time, and video footage surfaced on Israeli television Monday night of rocks and fireworks ricocheting off the barrier as ominous ‘booms’ sound in the background.

September 29, 2015 | 6 Comments »

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  1. Israel needs a King David.

    I would settle for a prime minister whose priority is the protection of Jews rather than the appeasement of Jew haters.

  2. @ bernard ross:

    Israel needs a King David.
    enough is enough

    For sure! It doesn’t look like ‘King Jesus’ is going to come back. I wish there was a way we could prove this myth. It would certainly help alot to take the heat off of us!

  3. Israeli couple killed in West Bank shooting attack

    It had to come to this because BB yaalon rivlin and herzog are chasing jewish phantoms rather than liquidating the ongoing threat to Jews. BB is off galavanting at BS forums which will always stalk Israel while jews are abused and slaughtered in the promised land. Isnt it time to deport anti semites, jew killers and jew abusers….. democracy that allows muslims to slaughter jews is worthless… leaders that treat this as police actions are worthless…. all the inciters should be rounded up and trucked out of Israel never to return, Israel needs a King David.
    enough is enough

  4. That is truly terrible what the Arabs did to that kid.

    The title of the video translates (via Google Translate) as

    See horror fills the hearts of the settlers in Jerusalem and their children from the word “Allah Akbar”

    And Yes! I believe Jews should be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.

    But is it wise to bring one’s kids into what is essentially a minor war zone. I know the Arabs do it all the time. They use kids all the time.

    While this is more passive than the Arabs, and not exactly the same as the Arabs who use kids to fight … is it wise to bring kids into such a contest?!

    Shouldn’t the area be secured first?!

  5. Click here to watch: Terrified Jewish Children Attacked by Muslim Mob in Jerusalem

    A hassidic child cries, clinging to his father’s hand as an angry mob hounds them, hurling anti-Semitic abuse. Scenes not from Europe in the early twentieth century, but from the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sukkot, 2015. Muslims in the holy city have been rioting for more than two weeks now, clashing with police and attacking Jewish residents. Several people have been injured and one man – 64-year-old grandfather Alexander Levlovich – was murdered by Muslim terrorists who hurled rocks at his car, causing a fatal crash. Arab Muslim rioters claim their actions are in order to “protect” the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount from Jewish “invasions”; Jews note such “invasions” are merely peaceful visits to the Temple Mount (not even the mosque itself), which is Judaism’s holiest site, and that the violence is meant to prevent them from visiting the Mount and even to drive from the Old City altogether.

    I blame BB, Yaalon and Rivlin who allow this filth to abuse jewish children in the one place in the world where anti semitism and Jew abuse should have zero tolerance. While BB goes to get famous at the UN and makes deals to give away Eretz Yisroel Jews are being abused in the Jewish state he leads similarly to pre war Germany. If these women were beaten bloody, shot to death or burned in their homes I would not weep for them.

    This is scandalous and shameful, why would Jews seek a haven against anti semitism in Israel?

  6. As long as Israel continues to enforce the anti-Semitic apartheid regime on the Temple Mount to appease Jew-hating Arabs, the violence will continue unabated.

    When the Arabs lose their privileged position, will things begin to change.

    Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount isn’t the real issue. Now the real issue is the Arab challenge to Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem.

    Its a challenge the Jewish State cannot take lying down by continuing business as usual.