Israeli Defence Minister, Shaul Mofaz, said on Saturday that the Israeli military establishment would consider placing right-wing activists in administrative detention without trial, which is a move he said that he apposes in principle.
Mofaz said that any individual whom the Israeli Security Services Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shin BetÃ¢â‚¬Â recommend putting him behind bars, he would consider putting him in detention without trial.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We will take action, we will arrest any person whom the Shin Bet recommends putting him behind barsÃ¢â‚¬Â, Mofaz said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We will place them in jail without trialÃ¢â‚¬Â.Ã‚Â
The statement of Mofaz came while he was commenting on Thursdays Sfa-Amr attack, during an interview on the Israeli Channel 2 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Meet the PressÃ¢â‚¬Â program.
Mofaz said that he cannot put an exact number of people who could be placed in administrative detention, Ã¢â‚¬Å“since it depends on intelligence information and reportsÃ¢â‚¬Â..
Also, Mofaz criticized Israeli right-wing leaders who incite violence, and linked such incitement with the terrorist attack which took place in Shfa-Amr, in which a Jewish Israeli soldier staged on a bus heading to the Arab Israeli town of Shfa-Amr and opened fire at the passenger killing four residents, including two sisters.