IDF Bans Meir Kahane's Grandson From West Bank for 3 Months

Associates of right-wing activist Meir Ettinger say he was banned over his involvement in a self-defense class for residents of illegal West Bank outposts.

The Israel Defense Forces issued an order against the grandson of former right-wing leader Meir Kahane on Thursday, effectively banning him from entering the West Bank for three months.

Associates of Meir Ettinger said the right-wing activist was banned for his involvement in a self-defense class geared at residents of illegal West Bank outposts.

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Ettinger, who was handed the order by Israel Police detectives as he was standing in Jerusalem's French Hill Junction, published an article on the Hakol Hayehudi (The Jewish Voice) website, in which he criticized the actions of a top IDF West Bank officer.

In the article, Kahane's grandson encouraged settlers to physically defend outpost activity, alleging that outpost residents could successfully defend themselves by being more violent.

Ettinger's grandfather, Meir Kahane, was an American-born orthodox rabbi and Knesset member, made famous by his founding of Kach, an extreme-right political party that was banned from the Knesset in 1988 and outlawed in 1994. Kahane was assassinated in 1990.