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Gantz approves administrative detention for 2 Israelis allegedly planning attacks

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz gives a press conference at IDF Central Command headquarters, on March 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz gives a press conference at IDF Central Command headquarters, on March 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz signs administrative arrest orders against two Israeli civilians suspected of planning terror attacks and being affiliated with terror groups.

Gantz’s office says the first man, a resident of Qalansawe, will remain under arrest without charge for four months over suspicions that he “intended to carry out serious security activity during Ramadan.” He is also suspected of supporting the Hamas terror group and being in contact with its members.

The second man, a resident of Tur’an, will remain under arrest for six months over suspicions he was “involved in illegal security activities and that he has access to weapons,” Gantz’s office says.

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