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Bennett orders administrative detention of terror suspects, other measures after Hadera attack

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, chairs a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on March 27, 2022. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, chairs a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on March 27, 2022. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett instructs the security services to hold terror suspects in administrative detention, a day after two police officers were killed in a shooting attack in Hadera by Islamic Sate supporters.

According to a statement from Bennett’s office, he says the controversial practice — which is typically deployed against Palestinians in the West Bank — should be used “in appropriate circumstances in which it is possible to present a proper legal basis.”

At a security assessment with security chiefs and other officials, he also calls for security services to continue the “broad operational effort”; for the deployment of more troops; for allowing more IDF constricts and reservists to carry guns; and for monitoring social networks, among other measures, saying Israel “is in a new situation that requires the security services to prepare and adapt to the circumstances.”

Bennett is attending the meeting virtually after testing positive for COVID-19

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