The law allows for detention of settlers by army or civilians, but IDF refuses to follow it! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Woody
    • 05.01.12 | 15:27 (IST)

    CRIMINAL LAW PROCEDURE (POWERS OF ENFORCEMENT - ARREST) LAW 5756-1996, Chapter 3: Detention by private person 75. (a) Any person may detain another person until a policeman arrives, if one of the following applies: (1) the person is suspected to have committed - in his presence - a violent offense, a crime, a theft or an offense that caused real damage to property; (2) another person who calls for help points to the suspect who in his presence committed an offense stated in paragraph (1); all if there is suspicion that the suspect will escape or that his identity is not known. (b) A suspect detained as stated in subsection (a) shall be handed over to a policeman without delay, on condition that the detention does not exceed three hours. (c) A person who performs a detention stated in subsection (a) may use reasonable force if the suspect refused the request that he be detained, on condition that the use of force not cause injury to the suspect.

    from the article: Israel Police struggling to suppress Jewish extremists in West Bank, says senior officer
    First published 13:25 05.01.12 | Last updated 13:25 05.01.12
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