Israeli Judge Challenges Shin Bet's Ban on Security Prisoner Making Phone Calls

Court gives prison service three weeks to reconsider prohibiting Afnan Abu Jweid - who has served eight years for arms trading - from making daily, supervised phone calls.

A judge has criticized the Shin Bet security service for failing to provide any concrete basis for its refusal to allow a security prisoner to make supervised phone calls. On March 24, Haifa District Court Judge Alexander Keasry gave the Israel Prison Service – which acted in accordance with the Shin Bet's position –...