Knesset Panel Gives Shin Bet Green Light to Hold Terror Suspects Up to 96 Hours Before Facing Judge

Bill also authorizes court to extend remand in suspect's absence; Balad MK: Law would violate human rights.

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee has approved for a second and third reading legislation that would extend the temporary order on holding terror suspects. The bill would enable investigative bodies to postpone bringing persons suspected of committing acts of terror before a judge for extension of their remand for up to 96 hours after the time of arrest.