The three main suspects in the murder of two gay patrons at the Bar Noar in Tel Aviv four years ago professed their innocence during their first appearance in Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday.


The court extended their remand by 11 days at the police’s request. The court is now discussing whether to extend the remand of a fourth suspect, a high-profile member of the gay community who is not thought to have taken part in the shooting but is alleged to have held information about the investigation.


Police say the motive for the shooting was personal, and not homophobia, as was widely suspected immediately after the incident.


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