First Israeli Jailed Without Trial in Sweep After West Bank Arson Attack

Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a government-ordered crackdown following the lethal torching of a Palestinian home, NBC News reported.

The suspect, Mordechai Meyer, a resident of a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, is accused of "involvment in violent activity and recent terrorist attacks as part of a Jewish terror group," Israel's Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Meyers was arrested and placed under so-called "administrative detention" for six months.

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