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Court Extends Levinger’s Detention for Eight More Days

The district court in Jerusalem yesterday extended for another eight days the detention order against Rabbi Moshe Levinger, one of the spiritual leaders of the Gush Emunim movement and the Jewish settlers in the old Jewish quarter of Hebron. Levinger had originally been ordered held in custody for 48 hours, while he was interrogated by police.

Reports had suggested he would be released by last night. But the police apparently need more time for their investigations, and the district court agreed that he should continue to be held in custody. Levinger was arrested Sunday night for questioning about his alleged links to a Jewish terrorist underground responsible for acts of violence against Arabs in the West Bank.